Stamford celebrates MLK Day with a weekend of events


Olivia Kowalski, Reporter

During the upcoming week Stamford CT, will be celebrating Martin Luther King JR day. In honor of MLK, Stamford will host various events ranging from movies to rallies and music. All these hosted events will be free, and no registration is required. 

On Saturday January 14, there will be two events taking place in celebration of MLK. The Stamford MLK Committee will be hosting a movie event at the South End Branch of the Ferguson Library. The movie is called “Making Black America: Through the Grapevine” from 12:30-2:00 PM. This is a free entry event, so we encourage all to come. The address is 34 Woodland Ave., Stamford, CT.

This is a 4-part series that will be shown on the following Saturdays from 12:30-2:00 PM

Episode 1: 1/14/2023

Episode 2: 1/21/2023

Episode 3: 1/28/2023

Episode 4: 2/04/2023

Another exciting event sponsored by PM Pediatrics Care and hosted by Hoops 4 All, calling it the MLK Community Day & Basketball Clinic JR. Knicks Basketball Clinic during 11:00-12:30 will feature music, pop-up shops, poets, dancers and speakers. This event will be taking place at Rippowam Middle School, 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT. 

A City-wide Celebration of Life begins at 3:00-5:00 PM Sunday, January 15, 2023, hosted by The City of Stamford. It will be showcasing music, dancers and guest speakers, taking place at the University Of Connecticut Stamford. The address is 1 University Place, Stamford CT. 

Another fun activity to take part in on Monday January 16, a Rally that will begin at 10:00 AM located at Bethel AME Church, 150 Fairfield Ave., Stamford, CT. Another MLK march begins at 11:00 AM at Bethel AME Church 150 Fairfield Ave., Stamford ct. Lunch will be provided immediately following the march, located at the Boys & Girls Club/Yerwood Center, 90 Fairfield Ave., Stamford, CT, hosted by the Stamford MLK Committee. Everything will be absolutely FREE, and no registration is required.

A weekend of events to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – The Round  Table