Map your vision for the future and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. through art-making, performances, and tours for all ages. Presented in partnership with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture. Free admission all day.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day is supported by an anonymous funder. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.
Activities + Performances
Yoga: Begin your day with an hour of calming yoga.
Sing Along: Enjoy a musical performance by teens from the community. Then participate in a sing along led by musicians Orice Jenkins and Susan Mazer. Presented with Charter Oak Cultural Center.
Vocalist Nekita Waller: Watch Connecticut State Troubadour Nekita Waller sing songs in tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.
Museum Mandala: Practice a moment of mindfulness and add to our community Mandala. Presented with The CT Center for Nonviolence.
Dance Along: View a unique dance performance by The Dance Collective’s Jillian Foley and Rosanna Karabetsos. Then join them for an interactive dance session!
Art Making: 10am-4pm
Vision Quilt: Join our community quilt display as you listen to Dr. King’s speeches. Create an image or write a message that presents your hopeful vision for the future.
Winged Messages: Did you know birds can symbolize peace and freedom? Decorate a paper bird using a variety of colors, shapes and textures. Then add it to our museum mountain top display!
Mixed Media Mountainscape: Use a collection of materials to create your own mountain landscape. Then write one positive action you can do to help improve your surroundings, community and the world.
Self(ie) Expressions: Explore the Amistad Center’s Picture, Words and Music exhibition and learn how impactful a photograph can be. Then strike a pose that showcases how you want the world to see you.
10:30-11am | ABCs: Art, Books, Connections
Make connections between art and books during this docent-guided tour for young children and accompanying adults.
11am-Noon | Ask About Art
Talk to a docent about what you see.
11:30am-Noon | Eyes on Art Family Tour
Discover artwork from the collection and more during this docent-led tour for all ages.
Day of Service
The Amistad Center is also partnering with the Greater Hartford Chapter of Jack and Jill to make this a day of service. Please bring new or gently used handbags and travel-size toiletries to donate to local women’s shelters. GHJJ will be collecting donations in the John H. Motley Study from 10 am-12pm. For more information, please email: email@example.com