Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in the Gardens Monday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration

  • Monday, January 15, 10am-1pm
  • Crystal Bridge South Lobby and Water Stage
  • $2 suggested donation for Peace Dove Craft
  • $3 per cup for Soul Food Tasting from Melodee’s Soul Food and Creole
  • Devon Ice Rink open extended hours: 11am-9pm

Celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a morning of music, crafts, readings and a soul food tasting from Melodee’s Soul Food and Creole. Help unite OKC by placing a string on our “woven together” art display, bring a canned good food item that will be donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, or take a peace walk through the Gardens highlighting quotes and important events in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At 11:30 a.m. join us at the Water Stage or Park House Event Center (weather dependent) for a reading of Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” followed by a performance from the Oklahoma Collegiate Gospel Choir.

The People Power Poety Hours presented by the Ralph Ellison Foundation at 10:30am includes local poets raise their voices in tribute to Dr. King’s legacy and in recognition of the challenges it presents us with today. Poets include Darrian Blanchard, Anthony Crawford, Jr., Mary Gray and Iliana Rocha.

*Weather permitting plan: MLK Speech and Choir Performance will be at the Park House Event Center if the weather is too cold to be outdoors.