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2019 MLK Day Celebration at MLK Park
Jan 21st @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration includes a keynote presentation, live entertainment, a tribute to Rev. Dr. King, and the presentation of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s Living the Dream Award. The celebration is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. Refreshments will be available following the program.
Living the Dream Award
The MPRB will present its “Living the Dream” award to an individual, business, or community group who has demonstrated dedication and distinguished service to the MPRB and the lives of Minneapolis residents. The honoree must act consistently with the teachings and examples of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the award is intended to recognize those whose work embodies Dr. King’s message of justice for all and commitment to community.
Feeding the Dream Food Drive
The Celebration will mark the conclusion of the 10th Annual “Feeding the Dream” food drive. The food drive will take place at participating recreation centers throughout the city through January 21. The community service project was initiated in the Fall of 2009 and since then more than 10,000 pounds of donations have been collected and donated to families in need throughout Minneapolis.