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1. Alternate side of the street parking and all parking meter regulations are suspended Monday, January 19, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

2. Weather

Sunny with a high of 40 on Monday. But Wednesday, temperatures drop to mid-30s with a chance of snow and then decrease slightly through the rest of the week.

3. MLK celebrations on Monday, January 19:

  • The Office of State Senator Kevin Parker in Collaboration with New Hope Christian Fellowship present a Free Concert in Word & Song, the 11th Annual MLK Celebration at Brooklyn College/Walt Whitman Theater, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Bklyn; doors at 4:00pm, show at 5:00pm
  • BAM, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and Medgar Evers College of The City University of New York present New York City’s largest public celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s tribute features a host of events celebrating Dr. King’s vision, including a keynote address by Dr. Cornel West, musical performances, a book signing, a free community film screening, and a free art exhibition, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue, 10:00am
  • LIU presents A Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement Through the Arts – Produced by Jamie Hector. This youth based production surveys how the civil rights movement in America has been depicted in the arts from the 1920’s to the present. Moving Mountains Theatre Company caters to youth ages 11 to 21. Their mission is to improve young people’s lives by developing their artistic talents while creating opportunities for them in theater, film and entertainment in addition to encouraging them to pursue their dreams while building character, Kumble Theater, One University Plaza, Flatbush Avenue, between Dekalb Ave. and Willoughby St., 2:00pm, $10

4. Beginning Thursday, January 22, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Bridge Street Development Corporation will begin another Fresh Start clinic on Foreclosure. Know your options for retaining or transitioning out of your home. These clinics are free. Located at 456D Nostrand Avenue (enter on Jefferson). For more information, call 718-636-7596, ext. 214

Balmir Studios’ professional salsa team. Photo courtesy of the artists

5. Brooklyn Museum presents “Salsa Party” onThursday, January 22, 2015 at 6–9:30 p.m. Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion, 1st Floor. Spice up your Thursday with an evening of salsa music, dancing, and performances by Brooklyn’s top professional salsa teams. Come at 6 p.m. for a dance lesson, join Lisa Small for a Killer Heels Curator Tour at 6:30 p.m., and take a shot at the Killer Heels photo-op at 7 p.m. The event is free with Museum general admission. No R.S.V.P. needed.


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