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9 Family-Friendly Boston Activities in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Want to honor the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with your family this weekend? Try one of these activities in and around Boston on Monday, January 16. 

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6th Annual MLK Bash with Josh and the Jamtones

Rock out with your family at this all-ages, sensory-friendly kids’ musical show. 

Where: Temple Shalom, 175 Temple Street, West Newton

When: 10:30 a.m.

14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute Concert

Listen to the Boston Children’s Choir perform a gospel-themed chorus inspired by Dr. King. 

Where: Jordon Hall at New England Conservatory, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston

When: 7 p.m.

Benkadi Drum and Dance

Come in for a morning of traditional drumming and dancing from Mali and Guinea. 

Where: JFK Presidential Library and Museum, Columbia Point, Boston

When: 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Children of the World Doll Making

Honor the legacy of Dr. King and make your own doll featuring cultures from around the world.

Where: Artbeat Creativity Store & Studio, 212A Mass Ave., Arlington

When: All day

Day of Service with Boston Cares

Spend the day volunteering with your children creating STEM education tools for Boston youth. Younger children can help with decorating bookmarks. 

Where: Boston Latin School, 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston

When: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Film

Part of the Belmont Family Film Festival, this hour-long film for children ages 5 and up brings to life five books about Dr. King and those who were connected to him. 

Where: Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge

When: 10:30 a.m.

MLK Day at the Children’s Museum of Easton

Celebrate Dr. King and diversity with hands-on activities. Kids can help with a community art project.

Where: Children’s Museum of Easton, 9 Sullivan Avenue, North Easton

When: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

MLK Tribute Concert

Hear the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras perform a free concert in honor of Dr. King.

Where: The Great Hall at Faneuil Hall, Boston

When: 1 p.m. (doors open at noon)

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