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Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day

January 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free

Mountaintop Vision: Soaring to New Heights
Map your vision for the future and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through art-making, performances, and tours for all ages. Free admission all day.

Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture.

Activities + Performances

11am-Noon Yoga: Begin your day with an hour of calming yoga.

1-2pm Sing Along: Enjoy a musical performance by teens from the community.  Then participate in a sing along led by musicians Orice Jenkins and Susan Mazer. Presented with Charter Oak Cultural Center.

2-3pm Vocalist Nekita Waller: Watch Connecticut State Troubadour Nekita Waller sing songs in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.

3-4pm Museum Mandala: Practice a moment of mindfulness and add to our community Mandala. Presented with The CT Center for Nonviolence.

 

Art Making: 10am-4pm

Vision Quilt: Join our community quilt display as you listen to Dr. King’s speeches. Create an image or write a message that presents your hopeful vision for the future.

 Winged Messages: Did you know birds can symbolize peace and freedom? Decorate a paper bird using a variety of colors, shapes and textures. Then add it to our museum mountain top display!

 Mixed Media Mountainscape: Use a collection of materials to create your own mountain landscape. Then write one positive action you can do to help improve your surroundings, community and the world.

Self(ie) Expressions: Explore the Amistad Center’s Picture, Words and Music exhibition and learn how impactful a photograph can be. Then strike a pose that showcases how you want the world to see you.

Tour
10:30-11am | ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
Make connections between art and books during this docent-guided tour for young children and accompanying adults.

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