2014 MLK, Black History, AA Read In +

2014 MLK, Black History, AA Read In +

Hello, Everyone

The following is a list of event relating to Celebrations for Martin Luther King, Jr,
Black History Month or the African-American Read-In, etc.

2014 NATIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN
The Twenty-Fifth National African American Read-In
Sponsored by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE
For further info, Visit National Council of Tears of English
or call or write Felise Jones, fjones@ncte.org
Administrative Liaison Specialist, NCTE
800-369-6283, x 3632

2014 College Tour Package

Jersey Cares Coat Drive
Monmouth County Drop Offs
Call for collection end dates

Borough of Farmingdale
11 Asbury Avenue, Farmingdale
M-F 8:30 am- 4pm
732-937-4077
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Manalapan Town Hall
120 Freehold Road Manalapan
M-F 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
732-446-8308
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Infinity Chiropractic and Wellness Center, LLC
170 Highway 35, Red Bank
M,W,F 9 am- 1pm, 3pm- 7pm; Thu 3 pm- 7pm
732-741-5772
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Church of St. Uriel the Archangel
219 Philadelphia Boulevard, Sea Girt
M-F 8 am- 3 pm; Sun 8 am -11:30 am
732-449-6173
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Be sure and check out the following essay contests
Pass them on
2014 YMCA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest
Deadline Jan. 3, 2014.
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2014 NJ State Bar Association Black History Month Essay Contest
Deadline Jan. 31, 2014.
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2014 YLD Law Day Video Contest
Deadline March 1, 2014.
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New Jersey is turning 350 in 2014.
What will you be doing to show your support
Using one of the three themes that have been designated to help
frame New Jersey’s 350th anniversary.
Innovation , Diversity Liberty
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Wednesday, January 15
CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Congregation Torat El in Oakhurst
301 Monmouth Road, Oakhurst
RSVP: 732-531-4410
More than 60 area congregations of all faiths
and denominations have been invited to attend.
Followed by a sumptuous dessert reception.
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Thursday, January 16
MOVIE AT LIBRARY
2:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Ocean Twp Library
701 Deal Road, Ocean
Info: 732-531-5092
A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961)
A socially conscious drama about a struggling
African-American family.
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Temple Shalom of Aberdeen and New Light Baptist Church of
Cliffwood Beach join together for MARTIN LUTHER KING SERVICES.
To honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Friday, January 17, 8:15 PM at Temple Shalom of Aberdeen
5 Ayrmont Lane, Aberdeen, 732-566-2621
Sunday, January 19, 10:00 AM at New Light Baptist Church
233 Center Street, Cliffwood Beach, 732-566-2621
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Saturday, January 18
WE HAVE DREAMS
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
710 McLean Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach
RSVP: 732-892-4575
Join us as we create a book of dreams
celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
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Saturday, January 18
CELEBRATE DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR FILM FESTIVAL
10:30 AM- 1:00 PM
Long Branch Library
328 Broadway, Long Branch
Info: 732-222-3900
Long Branch Library will present several documentaries,
including footage of Dr. King’s historic speech, and
Spike Lee’s HBO documentary, 4 Little Girls.
The program is appropriate for all ages.
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Saturday, January 18
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR CELEBRATION PROGRAM
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Matawan Middle School
469 Matawan Avenue, Cliffwood
Info: 1-866-633-0736
REGISTRATION
Free Admission
Donations Gracefully Accepted
DO YOU STILL DREAM?
Stage Play by Kenneth Craddox
Do You Still Dream?” tells a story of a
young Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Includes a community program that celebrates the life and
legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hosted By Cliffwood Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Committee
“Where We Inspire and Nuture Dreams”
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Sunday, January 19
SOCIAL ACTION FILM
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of MC
1475 West Front Street, Lincroft
Info: 732-284-6312
THE PEOPLE SPEAK
Documentary by inspired by Howard Zinn’s book
A People’s History of the United States
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Monday, January 20
DR. KING MEMORIAL BREAKFAST
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Branches Catering
123 Monmouth Road, West Long Branch
RSVP: 732-462-0464, x125
Cost: $25 per adult/$10 per youth
or $250 per table of 10.
Seating is limited; please RSVP by January 5, 2014.
To Honor the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
Keynote Speaker by Pastor Terrence K. Porter
Senior Minister, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Red Bank
Hosted by The Community YMCA and The YMCA of
Western Monmouth County
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Monday, January 20
Jersey Cares Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service
Volunteer Opportunity-Sort it Out in Belmar-Jersey Cares
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Jersey Cares volunteers will gather at individual Container Sites across
New Jersey. Together they will sort and distribute coats to partner agencies
in the surrounding community. This event represents the continued
endeavor of uniting individuals, companies and agencies throughout the
state to keep our neighbors warm. Volunteers are needed to sort thousands
of coats from collection sites across the state and prepare to distribute
donations to agencies upon their arrival.
Please wear comfortable and warm clothing
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Tuesday, January 28
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR TRIBUTE CELEBRATION
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Monmouth University, Anacon Hall
400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch
Info: 732-571-3400
This celebration recognizes the work of the the students,
employees, local community
members, and organizations that volunteer throughout the year.
Includes a reception/dessert, live entertainment, and will
include the presentation of 2014 recipients of the Monmouth
University Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unsung Hero Awards.
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Sunday, February 2
READ-IN INVITATION
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Quinn Chapel AME Church
109 Prospect Avenue, Atlantic Highlands
Contact, Liz Congdon, 609-954-1450 or Georgette Thomas,
732-291-5915. for sign-up information.
An invitation to celebrate Black History Month by
joining a Read-In as part of the 25th National African American Read-In.
Light refreshments will be served.
Part of 25th Annual African American Read In
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Monday, February 3
THE WISDOMKEEPER PRESENTS
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Waretown Branch
112 Main Street, Waretown
RSVP: 609-693-5133
LORRAINE STONE PRESENTS
STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN
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Friday, February 7
BISHOP’S KID PRODUCTION
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Praise Temple Productions
3617 Rt 33, Neptune
Info: 732-998-2224
Free Admission
Donations Gracefully Accepted
BANG! LIFE AFTER DEATH
In Life Choices have to be made. What do You Choose?
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Monday, February 10
THE WISDOMKEEPER PRESENTS
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
2 Jackson Drive, Jackson
RSVP: 732-928-4400
STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN
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Tuesday, February 11
DISCUSSION ON AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIERS
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Holmdel Senior Community Center
Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel
Info: 732-946-2743
Joe Bilby of the Holmdel Historical Society will talk
about the lives of African American soldiers during the Civil War.
Light refreshments available
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Saturday, February 15
THE WISDOMKEEPER PRESENTS
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Lakewood Branch
301 Lexington Avenue, Lakewood
RSVP: 732-363-1435
Lorraine Stone interprets and brings to life the works of
19th and 20th century African American writers.
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Tuesday, February 18
FREEDOM QUILT SQUARES
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
710 McLean Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach
RSVP: 732-892-4575
Freedom Quilt Squares were a vital part of the Underground Railroad.
Learn the meaning of codes and make a basic quilt square.
Teens and Adults welcome.
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Wednesday, February 19
12 MILLION BLACK VOICES
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Monmouth County Connection
3544 Hwy 66, Neptune
Info: 732-303-2828
Gary Saretzky discusses
12 Million Black Voices: A Folk History of the Negro in the United States.
and the Golden Age of Documentary Photography Books
In 1941, Richard Wright collaborated with photo-director
Edwin Rosskam to produce 12 Million Black Voices:
A Folk History of the Negro in the United States.
The combination of Wright’s prose with photos from the
Farm Security Administration files narrates a history of
African-American life that feels very much like a documentary film.
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Wednesday, February 19
CELEBRATING BLACK AUTHOR-FAITH RINGGOLD
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Colts Neck Library
1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck
Info: 732-431-5656
K and up
We’ll share Faith Ringgold’s book, “Tar Beach,”
then create our own quilts.
Part of 25th Annual African American Read In
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Wednesday February 19
READ TO A DOG-AA READ-IN
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Howell Library
318 Old Tavern Road, Howell
Info: 732-938-2300
Dog Reading Therapy
25th Annual African American Read In with
Styx, Koda and Dazzle.
Teachers Students and the Community are invited
to read an African American author.
Part of 25th Annual African American Read In
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Thursday, February 20
CELEBRATING BLACK AUTHOR-FAITH RINGGOLD
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Allentown Library
16 South Main Street, Allentown
Info: 609-259-7565
K and up
We’ll share Faith Ringgold’s book, “Tar Beach,”
then create our own quilts.
Part of 25th Annual African American Read In
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Thursday, February 20
THE WISDOMKEEPER PRESENTS
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Point Pleasant Boro Branch
834 Beaver Dam Road, Pt. Pleasant
RSVP: 732-295-1555
LORRAINE STOE PRESENTS
STORY OF ROSA PARKS
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Thursday, February 27
CELEBRATING BLACK AUTHOR-KELLY LYONS
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM
Point Pleasant Beach Branch
710 McLean Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach
RSVP: 732-892-4575
We’ll be reading Kelly Starling Lyons’ Ellen’s Broom
and learn how to create our own version of linoleum
block printing, the illustration technique used in the book.
Ages 5-9 yrs.
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For information on these events
check out, BizEturtle:Events in Monmouth, www.bizeturtle.com,
I am still seeking events related to The Celebration of Martin Luther King,
The Read inand for Black History Month. The theme for this year is
The Golden Jubilee of the Civil Rights Act.
E-mail me, lynn@bizeturtle.com