Martin Luther King Remembrance

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/16/2011 - 17:58.
01/17/2011 - 13:00
01/17/2011 - 13:59

University Circle is proud to offer a variety of events and activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

FREE Shuttle Buses
UCI will provide free shuttle buses to the institutions in University Circle who are hosting events on Monday, January 17 (Maltz Museum is not on the shuttle route). One bus will run from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and the other will run from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The shuttles will stop at the following locations: The Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Public Library - Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch, Karamu House, The Children's Museum of Cleveland, and Severance Hall.
The Rink at Wade Oval
Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at The Rink at Wade Oval. As always, admission is free, and skate rentals are only $3. FREE. Monday, Jan. 17, Noon-5:00 p.m. 216-707-5033 or

Case Western Reserve University

The Weight of History and the Challenge of Change: MLK Celebration Week
Monday, January 17-Friday, January 21, times vary. All activities are FREE.
Each year, Case Western Reserve University honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—the holiday, the man and the legacy—with a weeklong celebration that includes workshops, films, panel discussions and speakers.

The Children's Museum of Cleveland

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 17, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Half-price admission.
Haven’t been to The Children’s Museum of Cleveland in a while? Come and revisit our three permanent exhibits; Big Red Barn, Bridges to our Community, and Splish! Splash! Then walk like an Egyptian as you step into our special annual winter sand exhibit, Egyptian Sands.

Church of the Covenant

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute
Sunday, January 16, 10:00 a.m. FREE.
Mr. Robert Cantrell, renowned operatic bass-baritone, and the Cleveland School for the Arts Concert Choir, sing Sunday, January 16, 2011, in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. At 11:30, Mr. Cantrell will conduct a master class with CSA students while speaking on the legacy of African-American singers.  
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Monday, January 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m. FREE.
Learn about the plant and crop contributions of African-Americans in agriculture. Children make a craft celebrating these achievements.

The Cleveland Museum of Art

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday January 17, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. FREE.
Come celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., enjoy gallery tours, gallery conversations, a faith based panel discussion, musical selections, hands-on art activities, diverse dance workshop and a host of other art based experiences planned for families and friends with touchable objects, and musical performances.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, January 17, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. FREE.
The museum will have a special program for the kids in the Smead Discovery Center called, “Meet an Entomologist." An entomologist is someone who studies insects. Children will be able to ask questions and examine insect specimens with magnifiers.The planetarium will be open and tickets are available for $1/person. The Extreme Mammals exhibit will also be available with a ticket for $5/person. Parking is a flat rate of $5 for the day.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Severance Hall – Martin Luther King Jr. Community Open House
Monday, January 17, Noon-5:00 p.m. FREE.
Severance Hall joins the city-wide celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life with a Community Open House offering instrumental, vocal, and spoken-word performances. Spend the day at Severance Hall or stop by to see community music ensembles and performances by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. This community open house is sponsored by Medical Mutual of Ohio.

Cleveland Public Library, Martin Luther King, Jr. Branch

26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program: Remember, Celebrate, Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!
Monday, January 17, 1:00 p.m. FREE.
Join us for our annual commemorative program in celebration of the achievements Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with our guest speaker, George Fraser, president of FraserNet. Mr. Fraser is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on networking and building effective relationships, and has been recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as “Black America’s #1 Networker.” An exhibit showcasing the physical and spiritual beauty of black women by photographer Jerry Taliaferro, “Women of a New Tribe: Soul of the Village,” will also be on display. 

Karamu House
MLK Celebration!
Monday, January 17, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. FREE.
Join Karamu House in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Throughout the day, enjoy a Vendors Village, hands-on activities, musical selections, magic and balloon creations, the 7th Annual Re-Enactment of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. March, theatrical performances and highlights in the Jelliffe Theatre, and a multitude of workshops.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 17, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. FREE.

Honor the spirit of Dr. King, Jr. at our annual free admission day. See special exhibition

The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936

; visit the American Story and Temple-Tifereth Israel Gallery where stories of those who have overcome prejudice and discrimination come alive. Guided tours available throughout the day. Celebrate the Museum’s fifth anniversary of building bridges of understanding between people of all religions, races, cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

* Please note that the Maltz Museum is not on the free UCI shuttle bus route

The Western Reserve Historical Society
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, January 17, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. FREE.


The Western Reserve Historical Society will offer a variety of free activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. After viewing the

Soul Soldiers

exhibition, join the WRHS education department from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in showing appreciation for the service of veterans by writing a note with your own personal message. At 2:00 p.m., historian John Vacha presents The

Cleveland Case of Sarah Lucy Bagby

, the last slave returned under the Fugitive Slave Act. At 3:00 p.m., learn about Cleveland students' perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement. All day long, bring your youngest mind to enjoy


, WRHS's new preschool learning space.

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