Events marking Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Events around the state


  • Greater Hartford Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance  Martin Luther King, Jr. day celebration. Keynote speaker the Reverend Cornell William Brooks, former National President of the NAACP. January 15 12:00 noon Mount Olive Church Ministries. 20 Battle St. Hartford.
  • The Hartford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. hosts its 33nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast on Monday, January 15 9 a.m. at the Connecticut Convention Center, 100 Columbus Blvd., Hartford.
  • The 32nd annual Liberty Bell ringing will take place on the first floor of the State Capitol building at 11 a.m.
  • There will also be a series of discussions at the South Congregational Church in Hartford starting at 12 noon and ending at 4.


  • 33rd Annual MLK and Albert Owens Scholarship Breakfast  January 15, from 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM Maloney High School Cafeteria, 121 Gravel Street, Meriden

New Britain

  • Local, state and federal officials will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. The event, which is being hosted by the mayor's office and the New Britain Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, commemorates Dr. King’s birthday, as he would have been 89 this year. Other officials and advocates expected to attend include members of the Human Rights and Opportunities Commission and the Common Council. Local community activist Jerrell Hargraves will be the keynote speaker.  Monday, January 15, from 10:30 AM- 11:15 AM. Trinity on Main, 69 Main Street, New Britain.

New Haven

  • The New Haven Museum will host storytelling and activity tables as part of the Yale Peabody Museum’s 22nd Annual “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice,” on Monday, January 15, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 114 Whitney Avenue, the New Haven Museum.
  • Music Haven and St. Luke’s Steel Band will present music in celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., while
    recognizing several New Haven Community Leaders at First and Summerfield Church, 425 College St in New Haven,at 2 pm.


  • Local residents will commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by holding a special program at First Church of Christ at 2:00 p.m. at 689 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury.


  • Representatives from member churches Mt. Olive AME Zion and Zion Baptist Church will be in attendance for a church service honoring Dr. King. Pastor Kelsey Hopson and Pastor Calbert Brantley. Rev. Kristopher Reese, the Pastor Grace Baptist Church, will preside over the service. Local community leaders and activists Joyce Petteway and Sam Beamon.  January 15, from 12:00 PM-1:30 PM. Grace Baptist Church, 65 Kingsbury Street, Waterbury.

West Hartford

  • The University of Hartford’s Martin Luther King Day observance on Monday, Jan. 15  on the West Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue. The musical observance will begin at  11 a.m. in Lincoln Theater with a free program of music presented by performers affiliated with the Hartt School and a keynote message from Maestro Willie Anthony Waters.
  • The University of Saint Joseph hosts "MLK Celebration 2018" Jan. 22, 7 – 9 p.m. Hoffman Auditorium, Bruyette Athenaeum, University of Saint Joseph 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford.
  • Town of West Hartford hostsThe 22nd annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life on  January 15  at the West Hartford town hall auditorium, 50 South Main Street, 10:00-11:30 AM.

West Haven

  • The Southern Connecticut chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians is host a celebration of the life of the late Rev'd. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Monday, January 15th at 12noon at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 28 Church Street, West Haven.


  • Archer Memorial AME Zion Church is hosting its annual MLK event, Monday, Jan. 15, 2 p.m., at Windsor Town Hall. Rev. Shelly Best is the keynoter.
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