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MLK Events Today in Rochester

9 am

“Martin Luther King Jr. Community-Wide Celebration”

Host: The Greater Rochester Martin Luther King Jr. Commission

Location: Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St.

Number: (585) 851-8441


9:30 am

“Building Bridges to Create Community”

Host: The Wayne Action for Racial Equality

Location: Park Presbyterian Church, 110 Maple Court

Number: (315) 331-2255


9:30 am

” Martin Luther King Celebration”

Speaker: Dr. Robert Henderson, former federal commissioner for the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission

Location: Twig Auditorium Rochester General Hospital, 1425 Portland Ave.


10:30 am

“Blackstorytelling League of Rochester”

Speakers: Dr. David A. Anderson, Carolyn Edward, and Gwendolyn Glenn

Location:  Brighton Memorial Library, 2300 Elmwood Ave.


11:30 am

“Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration”

Speaker: Dr. Robert Henderson, former federal commissioner for the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday Commission

Location: East/West Auditorium. Unity Health System, St. Mary’s Campus, 89 Genesee St.


11 am

“Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with the Garth Fagan Day of Dance”

Class schedule: 11 a.m. – noon for ages 5-7

12:15 to 1:30 p.m. for ages 8-12

12:15 to 1:45 p.m. for beginners 13 and older

2 to 3:30 p.m. for intermediate students ages 13 and older

2 to 3:30 p.m. for ages 30 and older.

Location: Garth Fagan Dance Studio, 50 Chestnut St.

Cost: Free

Registration: (585) 454-3260 or


11 am

“Celebrating Diversity at the Strong Museum”

Cost: Museum admission

Performances: “Heroes of the Underground Railroad” at 1pm  learn about Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, and other powerful leaders.

“Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement,” at 3pm learn about the pivotal moments that took place in the 1950s and 1960s.

Location: The Strong, 1 Manhattan Square

Number: (585) 263-2700


11:30 am 

Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.”

Speaker: Mayor Lovely Warren

Location: Whipple Auditorium at University of Rochester Medical Center, 601 Elmwood Ave.

Number: (585) 730-6434


12:00 pm

Skate to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr.”

Open rink times:  12: 00 – 1:30 p.m.; 1:50 – 3:10 p.m. and 3:40 – 5:10 p.m

Cost: Skate rentals are $3 and the admission fee will be waived with a donation of two non-perishable hygiene, cleaning or household items

Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square, corner of Court and Chestnut streets


6:30 pm

“Martin Luther King Jr. Day Movie”

Location: Fisher Meeting Room Pittsford Community Library, 24 State St

Number: (585) 249-5481

National Day of Prayer


Rochester organizers will observe the 65th annual National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 11:15pm to 12:15pm, by gathering at the steps of City Hall and forming a human prayer chain from City Hall to the steps of the County Office building.  

The Rochester Initiative will proceed simultaneously with other prayer events from across the nation.

RIT Gospel Ensemble 35th Anniversary

When: Saturday, April 30th at 6PM

Where: the Allen Chapel at the RIT Interfaith Center – 40 Memorial Drive 14623

Admission is free and all are welcome.

This year along with the RIT Gospel Ensemble Alumni coming back, they are partnering with Worship at his footstool ministries. Worship at his footstool offers a blend of Praise and Worship with an African Twist. Continue reading RIT Gospel Ensemble 35th Anniversary