MLK2019: We Are In This Together.  

Monday, January 21st is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrating the life and achievements of one of the most influential American civil rights leaders. There are many enriching ways to commemorate Dr. King's legacy including marches, celebrations, volunteering opportunities, and various museum events. The events take place January 18 - 21 with free activities* and programs for all.

CELEBRATIONS

Saturday, January 19

1:00pm:  Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival (Youth Day) โ€“ San Francisco Public Library โ€“ Main Branch, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco.

Sunday, January 20

11:00am โ€“ 1:00pm:  2019 King & Faith Lectures:  Howard Thurman Homily at the Church for the Fellowship of All People, 2041 Larkin St., San Francisco.

12:00pm โ€“ 5:00pm:  Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival: celebrating the creativity of people of color in the comic arts and popular visual culture and is dedicated to the notion that all audiences deserve to be subject in the culture in which we participate. A three-day event includes a grand expo, kids activities, film screenings, panels and conversations, cosplay events and much more. San Francisco Public Library โ€“ Main Branch.

3:00pm โ€“ 4:00pm:  2019 Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Evensong at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco.

4:15pm โ€“ 5:30pm:  2019 King & Faith Lectures:  Panel: We Are In This Together at Gresham Hall โ€“ Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco.

6:00pm โ€“ 7:30pm:  Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival 

Monday, January 21

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Annual Celebration in Marin City, Featuring the Lighthouse Gospel Singers with Rev. Ulis Redic, Jr., Pashia Green, "Those Who Inspire" Ricardo's Health and Art Band, Racial Equality, Affordable Housing, Education, Empowerment of Youth, SMCSD, Sausalito and Tam Union Schools, Willow Creek Women Helping All People Academy.

Free Admission to MoAD, 11am-5pm, MoAD will celebrate the national observance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.โ€™s birthday as a Day of Service, providing FREE admission to the museum and programs throughout the day.

TRANSPORTATION

Get MLK2019 Complimentary Commemorative Transit Passes:

8:00am โ€“ 10:00am:  MLK2019 Labor and Community Breakfast at Marriott Marquis Ballroom, 780 Mission St., San Francisco.

11:00am โ€“ 12:30pm:  MLK Liberation Film Festival:  Film Screening โ€“ (TBD)  โ€“ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts โ€“ Screening Room, 701 Mission St., San Francisco.

11:00am โ€“ 12:00pm:  MLK2019 Commemorative March/Parade โ€“ Caltrain Station, 700 4th St., San Francisco. MLK2019 March Route:

11:00am- 5:00pm:  MLK2019 Health & Wellness Festival โ€“ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts โ€“ Forum, 701 Mission St., San Francisco.

11:00am โ€“ 6:00pm:  Black & Brown Comix Arts Expo: BCAF Expo โ€“ City View @ Metreon

11:45am โ€“ 12:30pm:  MLK2019 Interfaith Commemoration โ€“ Esplanade Stage at Yerba Buena Gardens.

12:00pm โ€“ 1:30pm:  MLK2019 My Healthy Communities Program  โ€“ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts โ€“ Theater on the MLK2019 program stage sponsored by AECOM-Parsons Joint Venture, 700 Howard St., San Francisco.

1:30pm โ€“ 2:30pm:  MLK2019 Feature Program โ€“ We Are In This Together โ€“ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts โ€“ Theater on the MLK2019 program stage sponsored by AECOM-Parsons Joint Venture, 700 Howard St., San Francisco.

1:30pm โ€“ 3:00pm:  MLK Liberation Film Festival:  Film Screening โ€“ (TBD) โ€“ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts-Screening Room, 701 Mission St., San Francisco.

1:00pm โ€“ 3:30pm:  MLK2019 Music Festival โ€“ Enjoy an afternoon of live taping with the show I Remember That Song, with host, Gerry Dove, and the team of guests, featuring Russell Gatewood and DJ Flash of "The World Famous Rick & Russ Show" and radio personality Antoine Davis. Live music and the latest cuts will be featured on the lawn in Yerba Buena Gardens. Esplanade Stage at Yerba Buena Gardens.


VOLUNTEER

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, 9am โ€“ 12pm, all ages, work together to spruce up landscaped areas at the Marin County Civic Center. All skills levels are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. Meet at the Veteranโ€™s Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.  For more information call Kirk Schroeder at (415) 763-2977.

Due to the ongoing partial government shutdown
all MLK Day projects are canceled.

MLK Day of Service with Golden Gate National Parks

Muir Beach: Habitat Restoration
Improve vital habitat for the coho salmon and other wildlife through planting and weeding projects.
Time: 10 amโ€“1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers ages 10 and up are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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Stinson Beach: Beach Cleanup
Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to care for our beautiful coastline in Marin.
Time: 10 amโ€“1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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SAN MATEO

Rancho Corral de Tierra: Habitat Restoration
Help restore grassland habitat for the endangered Hickmanโ€™s potentilla by planting native grasses and flowering plants.
Time: 10 amโ€“1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, ages 8 and up are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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SAN FRANCISCO

Fort Funston: Habitat Restoration
Plant native seedlings in rare dune habitat and clear brush on trails from winter storms at Fort Funston.
Time: 9am-noon
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers ages 8 and up are welcome for the habitat restoration project. Ages 14 and up for the trail project. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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Presidio: Habitat Restoration and Landscape Stewardship
A variety of projects will be available to choose from. Help with habitat restoration, campground care, landscaping and gardening, or forest maintenance.
Time: 9 amโ€“noon
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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Fort Mason: Historic Landscape and Site Maintenance
Join NPS Garderners at Fort Mason to help out with a variety of projects including vegetation removal and pruning at historic Black Point Battery, caring for native plants in the gardens of the Great Meadow, and sprucing up the site by removing litter. 
Time: 9 am -noon
Age requirement: Ages 10 and up.
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Black Point at Fort Mason: Gardening
Volunteer to help restore scenic garden paths recently freed from decades of overgrowth at Black Point. Projects include weeding, pruning, and uncovering buried walkways.
Time: 9 am -noon
Age requirement: Ages 12 and up.
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Aquatic Park: Coastal Cleanup
Join San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and Aquarium of the Bay for a community and bay cleanup at Aquatic Park.
Time: 10 amโ€“1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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Ocean Beach: Beach Cleanup at Stairwell # 17
Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to care for our beautiful coastline. This project will focus on the northern section of Ocean Beach.
Time: 10 amโ€“noon
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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