Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations throughout the city

New Orleans will have a weekend of celebration with events across the city to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

by Mary Staes | January 18, 2019

This weekend, thousands of people across the country will gather to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

New Orleans will have a weekend of celebrations with events across the city:

Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019

Rev. Avery C. Alexander Social Action Forum – 10:00 a.m.
Dryades YMCA
2220 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113

Day of Service – 10:00 a.m.
Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle
Lower 9th Ward Observation Deck
2667 Caffin Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70117
Registration: bit.ly/NolaML

National Conference of Artists 21st MLK Exhibitions – 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

Rosa Keller Library Gallery – 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
New Orleans MLK Student Art Exhibition
4300 South Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70125

Stella Jones Gallery – 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m.
201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 132, New Orleans, LA, 70170

Ashe Cultural Arts Center Powerhouse Theater – 4:00 p.m.
1731 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70113

Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

Opening Program – 9:00 a.m.
New Orleans Jazz Market
1436 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113
Speaker: The Honorable Marc H. Morial
President and CEO of the National Urban League

Official March – 10:00 a.m.
Beginning at Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard and ending at A.L. Davis Park (LaSalle Street & Washington Avenue)

“Remember, Celebrate, Act” – MLK Day of Play
A.L. Davis Park (the official end of the march route) ends at 3:00 p.m.

Click here to learn more about Dr. King’s ties to New Orleans.

Mary Staes

Mary Staes

Mary Staes is Digital Content Lead for Very Local. She works with our freelancers and crafts content for our social media platforms and website. Before Very Local, she worked with CBS affiliate WWL-TV as a web producer and weekend assignment editor for about 4 years. She has also handled broadcast coverage for 160 Marine Reserve training facilities while she served as an active duty Marine. As a native New Orleanian, she takes being "very local" to heart. She loves being intertwined with the culture and figuring out how there are less than two degrees of separation between us all, whether we're natives or not.

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