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Brookline Celebrates MLK Day

When: January 20, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: 290 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
Brookline Celebrates MLK Day

Please join together for Brookline’s celebration of the life and values of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 3 pm Monday, January 20, 2020, at the Coolidge Corner Theatre.

“Roxbury to Brookline: One Family’s Experience”

This year’s program will feature Keynote Speaker, Ruth Ellen Fitch.

The program includes poetry, music and the inspirational words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Also featuring: poet/performer Regie Gibson, the Brookline High School Testostatones, the Brookline High School Glee Club, and Brookline Poet Laureate Zvi A. Sesling.

This event is free but to guarantee a seat you must reserve a ticket beforehand.

Reserved tickets are available here until Friday, January 17th:

In addition to reserved tickets some more have set aside for those unaware of, or unable to, access this online ticketing procedure. Remaining seats will be filled on a first come basis at the Coolidge Corner Theatre just before showtime.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited, so come early. Doors will open at 2:30 pm.

Reasonable accommodations are available upon request – please contact Caitlin Starr at or at 617-730-2345.

The Coolidge Corner Theater is accessible to persons with disabilities.

On MLK Day, participate in one of our Brookline Day of Service Projects:

MORE THAN WORDS BOOKSTORE AND CAFE, book, CD, DVD, and video game drive.

More Than Words is a non-profit that has served at-risk youth in the greater Boston area since 2004.  With locations in South Boston and Waltham, they provide in-store job training in a challenging but supportive environment to young people who are out of school, homeless, in the foster care system, or in the criminal justice system.

We will be accepting books in good condition, both paperback and hardbound, CDs, DVDs, and video games in good condition, suitable for resale. If you are interested in volunteering at the collection, need packing boxes, require assistance or have general questions about the drive, please contact Chobee Hoy at

Find out more about More Than Words at:

Donation drop-off location: Brookline Booksmith, lower level, at 279 Harvard Street (Coolidge Corner), from 11 am to 2 pm.

Inspo: Expo Presents Welcome Blanket “Knit In”

The Town of Brookline’s MLK Celebration Committee invites you to come learn how to knit, crochet, or quilt a Welcome Blanket (

Your blankets will be displayed in March as part of HIAS’s National Refugee Shabbat and then gifted to local resettlement agencies to our newest neighbors.  All crafting abilities and all ages welcome to this free event!

Located at Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard Street from 1PM to 3PM.

For more information, email Hadassah Margolis at