2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events in Massachusetts
Old Sturbridge Village, 9:30am – 4pm, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge. The Village presents characterizations of 19th-century individuals with New England ties who played significant roles in the 19th-century movement to abolish slavery. Free with admission. 800-733-1830; osv.org.
The Discovery Museums, 10am to noon, 177 Main St., Acton. Create white doves and add your dreams for the future to a Dream Tree. Free with admission. 978-264-4200; discoverymuseums.org.
Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History at Regis College, 10am – 3pm, 241 Wellesley St., Weston. Family activities celebrating Dr. King, as well as the other famous African-American leaders who’ve been featured on stamps. Free with admission. 781-768-8367; spellman.org.
Providence Children’s Museum, 11:30am – 4pm, 100 South St., Providence, R.I. Explore an exhibit about Dr. King and hear storytellers and actors bring history to life through songs and stories. Free with admission. 401-273-5437; childrenmuseum.org.
Boston Children’s Chorus Concert, 2 and 7pm, Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave., Boston. The Chorus lifts its voices in celebration, singing folk and gospel songs and spirituals. $25 and up. 617-585-1260; bostonchildrenschorus.org.
Celebrate Dr. King's legacy with a FREE visit to the Museum of Fine Arts on Monday, January 20th! Family activities are offered throughout the day, including gallery tours, art-making sessions, and musical performances. Step up to artist Amalia Pica's cement podium Now, Speak!, and let your voice be heard. Groove to the rich rhythms of Afro Brazilian music with Berklee's Ricardo Monzon.