Several events are taking place around the region to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The 2011 Scholarship Breakfast Program will be held in Troy. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the Annual MLK Scholarship Fund. The breakfast will be held at 8:00 a.m. at 126 Campbell Avenue.
A memorial event will be held in Albany to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme of this year's event is "Remember! Celebrate! Act!" The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center from 9:00-11:30 a.m. with doors opening at 8:00 a.m.
The Northern Berkshire Community will celebrate the life, principles and ideals of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by partaking in a "Day of Service" to the community followed by a celebratory luncheon. The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with sign-up for service placements at St. Elizabeth's Parish Hall on Main Street.
SUNY will co-sponsor this year's Annual New York State Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Observance. The live satellite broadcast will reach millions of citizens throughout New York State. The event will air live from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. with a musical prelude from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on television stations throughout New York State.
The Saratoga Community will be celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by participating in the National Day of Community Service. The event is jointly sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Committee and the Saratoga Springs Public Library. A variety of activities are planned to take place at the Library and other venues around town. Sign-up for community service will be held from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Community Room of the Library. Special programs for children and teenagers will be held from 2:00-2:45 p.m. in the Library's Children's Room.
The 13th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. and Labor Celebration "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, Fighting for the Dignity of Labor" will be held from 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Hackett Middle School on Delaware Avenue in Albany. The event is free and open to the public.