New York City’s civic, cultural and community leaders will pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy Monday with a day of performances and speeches at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Monday, Jan. 21.
Presented by BAM, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Medgar Evers College, this year’s celebration includes performances by the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir as well as husband-and-wife R&B duo Kindred the Family Soul.
Most notably, this 27th annual tribute features a keynote address by legendary musician and humanitarian Harry Belafonte. Mr. Belafonte’s personal commitment to social activism and his close friendship with Dr. King make him an ideal conduit for the reverend’s memory and message.
A live simulcast of President Barack Obama's Inauguration, will also be featured in this year's festivities.
Tickets are free and will be distributed on a first-come, first-seated basis beginning at 8 a.m. in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House lobby at 30 Lafayette Ave. The program starts at 10:30 a.m.