The City of Boca Raton will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18 with a virtual ceremony from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., a special virtual story time at 1 p.m., and “Unity in the Community” activity bags for kids available for pick up later that week.
The virtual ceremony honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. will air on the Boca Raton Recreation Facebook page, the City’s YouTube Channel, and on Comcast Xfinity Channel 20 AT&T Channel 99 and Hotwire Channel 395, and will feature live musical and dance performances, speeches by local leaders including Mayor Scott Singer, and a special presentation of the Humanitarian Award.
At 1 p.m., join the Boca Raton Public Library on their Facebook page, @BocaLibrary, for a virtual story time with Martin’s Big Words:The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by Doreen Rappaport, winner of the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Book Awards.
Additionally, from Tuesday, January 19 through Saturday, January 23, children ages 5-12 are invited to visit the Boca Raton Community Center (150 Crawford Boulevard) or either Library (Downtown or Spanish River) to pick up a special “Unity in the Community” giveaway bag filled with activities and other goodies in honor of the holiday. Pickups will be available from 9am to 3pm daily.