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January 20, 2014

Commemorate Martin Luther King Day Today With A Variety Of Events And Activities Throughout The City

“I have a dream…” Those words were immortalized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he pronounced them on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. Today, Monday, January 20, America celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King on his birthday, honoring the man who spurred so much change in the world of […]

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January 16, 2014

Roundup: Our Picks For Martin Luther King Day Celebrations In Philadelphia, Including Free And Discounted Admission To Some Of The City’s Popular Museums

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a man who promised and brought positive change to a nation, in a number of ways this week and weekend in Philadelphia. Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 20, is a day to honor the man who caused so much change in the world of civil rights. From orchestral […]

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January 14, 2014

The National Constitution Center Celebrates Martin Luther King Day With $5 Admission, Performances, Crafts And More, Monday, January 20

Spend your day off at the National Constitution Center as it celebrates Martin Luther King Day with $5 admission, courtesy of The Macy’s Foundation, and a slew of themed family-friendly programming. On Monday, January 20, visit the National Constitution Center and take part in a variety of events honoring Dr. King and learn how to […]

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January 13, 2014

Eastern State Penitentiary Celebrates Martin Luther King Day With A Full Weekend Of Free Activities, January 18-20

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King at Eastern State Penitentiary’s annual celebration of the man and his work. This weekend, from January 18 to 20, listen to professional actors read excerpts from his iconic text, Letter From Birmingham Jail. The free readings will occur at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on each day of […]

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January 6, 2014

The Philadelphia Orchestra Honors Martin Luther King Jr. With A Free Tribute Concert, Monday, January 20

Pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr. as The Philadelphia Orchestra performs a free concert in his name on Monday, January 20. Directed by Cristian Măcelaru, the concert coincides with the end of the countywide Day of Service, allowing volunteers to attend the afternoon of music. The annual Day of Service is a full day […]

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August 22, 2013

The National Constitution Center Honors The 50th Anniversary Of Martin Luther King, Jr’.s “I Have A Dream” Speech On Wednesday, August 28

I have a dream… Those words have been imbedded and immortalized in the minds of each and every American since Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pronounced them on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this momentous speech given during the March on Washington — one of the […]

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January 21, 2013

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day Today With Special Programming, Day Of Service Events, Free Museum Admission And More

Philadelphia is celebrating Martin Luther King Day all over with special commemorative events, day of service activities, free museum admission and much more. Museums offering free admission include: • National Constitution Center • African American Museum in Philadelphia • National Museum of American Jewish History • National Liberty Museum • Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute […]

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January 18, 2013

Extended Weekend Picks, MLK Day Edition: Center City District Restaurant Week Kicks Off, Philadelphia Flyers Season Opener, MLK Day Celebrations And Day Of Service, Free Museum Admission And More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is upon us. This means extended weekend picks and lots and lots of activities going on in Philadelphia. Many museums are offering free or discounted admission on the holiday, and there are concerts and community get togethers galore. This holiday weekend will provide you with lots of great things to […]

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January 10, 2013

Free Admission At The National Constitution Center On January 21 For Martin Luther King Day And The 57th Presidential Inauguration

Get a free (!!!) look into the world of the Nation Constitution Center on Monday, January 21. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the second inauguration of President Barack Obama, the museum will be offering free admission and plenty of activities relating to the holidays all day long. The museum is […]

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January 3, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. Springs To Life In The Mountaintop, Presented By Philadelphia Theatre Company Starting January 18

Martin Luther King, Jr. may be immortalized as a large marble statue in our nation’s capital, but was very much a man of flesh and blood, and that’s how he’s portrayed in The Mountaintop, the award-winning play by Katori Hall, opening at Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre on January 18. The drama imagines the […]

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