#RNRPHILLY Celebrates MLK Day

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GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

Every year, Philadelphia honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day for giving back.

Now in its 21st year, the Annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 18, 2016 is the largest MLK Day event in the country. More than 135,000 volunteers of all ages participated in over 1,000 service projects in 2015, and this year is expected to be bigger than ever.

Consider getting involved, and then be sure to check out the other special events and festivities Philadelphia has in store to celebrate this honorary day. Below are a few of our top MLK Day picks, along with an array of other options to enjoy the long weekend.

BE PART OF HISTORY
According to mlkdayofservice, The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, the largest King Day event in the nation, and MLK365, promotes year-round volunteer service and civic engagement.Thanks to organizers like you, last winter tens of thousands of people throughout the tri-state region, including children, seniors and families, received vital services and resources as part of the 21st Annual Greater Philadelphia King Day of Service.

Go out and show your support for this great cause and help GIVE BACK! Visit Philadelphia gives you a few ways you can:

Volunteer and Service Project Opportunities
Date: January 18, 2016
What better way to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. than to join in the community and lend a hand in a service project? There’s certainly no shortage of ways to do so with over 1,000 volunteer opportunities to choose from at organizations such as the Awbury Arboretum, Unitarian Society of Germantown, United Way and more. Browse all service and volunteer projects on the official MLK Day of Service page.

MLK Day at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Date: January 18, 2016
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day full of family-friendly craft-making opportunities. Family tours, performances and other activities will also be ongoing from 10 a.m. to 3

Woodmere Art Museum MLK Day Family Festival
Date: January 18, 2016
Lively storytelling, art-making and break-dance performing are all part of the Woodmere Art Museum’s afternoon of family fun in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Visit the museum from noon to 4 p.m. to join in on the multiple interactive education sessions scheduled to take place.

To read more about MLK Day in Philadelphia, click here. For More VisitPhilly information Please Visit http://www.visitphilly.com/

To read more about MLK Day of Service in the local Philadelphia and tri-state areas, click here.