Monday January 17, 2022

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day 2021: Grab-and-Go Bagel Breakfast + Art-Making

- Free and open to the public!

It’s the Arts Council’s honor to host our community’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day program. Last year, we distributed hundreds of custom-made coloring books honoring influential Black Princetonians from history and MLK’s famous visit to the University Chapel. In 2022, we invite you to participate in a town-wide public art installation.


On Monday, Jan 17 from 10am-12pm, we’ll safely gather here at the ACP for a free, outdoor event featuring:

  • Grab-and-go bagel breakfast

  • Emblem-making and protest history with the Historical Society of Princeton

  •  Canned food drive benefiting NJ Rise

  • Your chance to participate in a community-wide project: we’ve created lawn signs and window posters featuring our favorite MLK quotes. Join our sign-painting station or take yours home to decorate together. Your completed posters will serve as a town-wide celebration of Dr. King’s teachings.

Free and open to all while supplies last.

This program was made possible by Princeton University, Princeton University Department of African American Studies, the Princeton University Humanities Council, Stark & Stark.



In case you missed it: To recognize MLK Day 2021, the Arts Council, in collaboration with the Historical Society of Princeton and neighborhood historian Shirley Satterfield, created a limited-edition coloring book to learn about the impact and influence of Black Princetonians from history. Included in the project are accomplished business owners, politicians, and educators, in addition to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s visits to campus in the 1960s. Free copies of the coloring book will be available for pick-up at our 2022 event as supplies last. Click the button below to download a free PDF!



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