BINGHAMTON, NY –Mayor Richard C. David will join with Community Leaders to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the City of Binghamton. This year’s MLK Day is Monday, January 20, 2014 and two events are scheduled for that day.
“Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a very important time to reflect on the many significant contributions of a great world leader,” said Mayor David. “Our Country is better today because of his commitment and dedication and his dream of his equality for all.”
From 1:00—3:00pm in City Hall’s 2nd Floor Art Gallery, located at 38 Hawley Street in downtown Binghamton, the NAACP of Broome & Tioga Counties will host a program of speeches, dance and musical performances. The theme is “Inclusion”. Participants will include faith-based organizations, students from the Binghamton City School District, Mayor Rich David and other elected officials. The keynote speaker will be Talia Moore.
Doors will open at 12:15pm. Parking in the City’s ramps will be free with a validation stamp, which will be available in the Gallery. The City’s three parking ramps are located on Collier, State and Water Streets.
The evening program will begin at 6:00pm with a march from the MLK Statue at the Peace Makers Square (at the Court Street Bridge near Boscov’s) to the First Congregational Church (at the Main/Front Street intersection). The march will be followed by remarks by special guests, including keynote speaker Honorable Judge Roy W. King, Rochester NY.
Both programs are free of charge. For more information on the day program, call Patricia Mc Herrin at 217-4095. For more information on the evening program, call Camille Jones at 786-5449.