Palm Beach County Honoring Martin Luther King

Palm Beach County Honoring Martin Luther King

Lorea Thomson
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Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day January 18, 2021. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister and social rights activist in the United States in the 1950s and ’60s. He was a leader of the American civil rights movement. He organized several peaceful protests as leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, including the March on Washington in 1963. Dr. King led the civil rights movement in the United States from the mid-1950s until his death by assassination in 1968. 

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day multiple events are scheduled in Palm Beach County for later this afternoon and evening.

- Unity March, 10 a.m., MLK Jr. Monument, 200 Ruby Street to Mizner Park Amphitheater, East Lot, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Featuring Boca Raton Community High School Band & Color Guard, and the FAU Jazz Ensemble. MLK Jr. celebration continues at 11 a.m. with Keynote Speaker Cairo Eubanks; Humanitarian Award Presentation, Mayoral Proclamation and community leader speeches. The free Unity Carnival from noon-2 p.m, will feature rides, crafts, music and games. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

- Rev. Dr. MLK, Jr. Day Celebration, Noon to 5 p.m., Sara Sims Park, NW Ninth Court, Boynton Beach. Bring your chairs and blankets to this free family-friendly outdoor event, which will feature music, food trucks, nonprofit displays, kids activities, and more, 561-742-6010, boynton-beach.org/mlk

- Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, Palm Beach County Convention Center, 650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. bit.ly/3eJqGlq

- MLK Day Parade of Cars 4875 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32967 (406) 570-3874

- Friday Fish Fry, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jan. 14 at 401 Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach.

- Ecumenical Virtual Worship Service, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 16. Call 561-699-5113 for more information.

I Have A Dream MLK Brunch, 10 a.m., Jan. 17 at Indian Spring Country Club in Boynton Beach.

- Memorial Walk, line up is at 1:30 p.m., Jan. 17 at the Delray Beach Community Center, 50 NW 1st Avenue. Call 561-699-5113 for more information.

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch. POSTPONED. "I Have A Dream" Martin Luther King, Jr. Brunch, 10 a.m., Indian Spring Country Club, 11501 El Clair Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, 561-279-8883 spadymuseum@gmail.com 

While many places will be operating as usual, others will be closed in observance of the holiday. The following is a list of open and closed business operations in Palm Beach County this Martin Luther King Day 2021.

Schedule for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Government Offices – Federal, state, county, and municipal offices will be closed.

Schools – Public schools, colleges, universities will be closed.

Libraries – All county libraries will be closed.

Mail – There will be no regular mail delivery.

Banks, stock markets, and post offices – All will be closed.

Palm Tran & Tri-Rail will run its regular schedule.

Garbage pick-up – Unincorporated Palm Beach County will run normal routes.

Grocery stores and malls will be open.

 

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