26th Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a four-hour FREE music and dance performance and film screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, also known as BAM. The tribute includes musical performances by Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely and The Institutional Radio Choir C.O.G.I.C. of Brooklyn. Following the event in the Opera House, BAM Rose Cinemas presents a free screening of the documentary film The Black Power Mixtape 1967—1975, which includes never-before-seen interviews with leaders of the Black Power Movement, shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Starts at 10:30 AM. Tickets are given out first-come, first-serve, and limited to one ticket per person.
The Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, also known as JCC, is sponsoring an day-long opportunity for community service, such as preparing meals for the homeless and visiting a home for the elderly. There’s a $5 registration fee to offset materials. Click here to register. JCC is at Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.
Free concert at Symphony Space also is sponsored by JCC. Doors open at 6 PM, the concert begins at 6:30 PM. Symphony Space is at Broadway and 94th St.
Free story hour and activities for children ages 4 and over, at the Grace Reformed Church, 1800 Bedford Avenue at Lincoln Road, Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn. College student volunteers will read aloud from children’s books about the civil rights movement, and exerpts of Dr. King’s speeches. Also, some children’s books will be given away to young audience members. From 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM