September 21, 2017
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Danny GLover To Keynote MLK Event At Brooklyn Academy Of Music

BAM hosts the 24th annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—Come Share the Dream

Featuring keynote address by acclaimed actor, producer, and philanthropist Danny Glover

Musical performances by the New Life Tabernacle Mass Choir and Kenny Muhammad The Human Orchestra

Free celebration to be held Monday, January 18th at 10:30am in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
 
Master of Ceremonies: Deputy Borough President Yvonne J. Graham

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York present New York City’s largest public celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Program also features free screenings of Soundtrack for a Revolution at BAM Rose Cinemas

Related MLK Weekend programming includes community art exhibition Picture the Dream as well as Black Rock Coalition’s 25th Anniversary Celebration: The Civil Rights Songbook of Curtis Mayfield in BAMcafé

Target is the presenting sponsor of BAM Community Access to the Arts

The New York Times Community Affairs Department is the media sponsor for the Tribute


Brooklyn, N.Y. —BAM, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, and Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York host the 24th annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.—Come Share the Dream on Monday, January 18th at 10:30am in the BAM Howard Gilman Opera House (Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Avenue). The annual celebratory event brings together artists and civic leaders to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. King. The event is free and is sponsored by Target, The New York Times, and Medgar Evers College. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-seated basis starting at 8am in the BAM lobby.

 
For press information contact Phaedra Athanasiou at pathanasiou@BAM.org or 718.636.4129 x7.
  
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