7 Things To Do On Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 16

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  1. You can kick off the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a free screening of the 1970 documentary from directors Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz, “King: A Filmed Record. Montgomery to Memphis," at AFI Silver. The box office opens 30 minutes before showtime for distribution of the tickets. 11 a.m. Free.
  2. Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. by visiting his memorial down at the Tidal Basin on the Mall. If you have a chance, swing by the Lincoln Memorial to stand where he stood to give his famous speech, "I have a Dream" in 1963. Click this here if you need help with directions
  3. Martin Luther King Jr. Day also serves as the first National Park Service fee-free day of 2017. That means you can hit any national park or battlefield — locally, for instance, the Antietam and Manassas battlefields, Fort McHenry or Great Falls — and not pay a dime. (A little further out, you can even take a free pass on Skyline Drive.) For a complete list of parks, go to nps.govFree.
  4. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Anacostia starts marches from the RISE Demonstration Center at St. Elizabeth's East to Anacostia Park, the site of a festival and health fair. The parade starts at noon. Free.
  5. After a slow start to the season, the Washington Wizards have played their way back into the playoff picture in the NBA's Eastern Conference. For this Monday matinee, the Wizards will play host to the Portland Trail Blazers at Verizon Center, as two of the NBA's best young backcourts square off. 2 p.m. Tickets start at $17.
  6. Monday: This year’s “Let Freedom Ring!” concert at the Kennedy Center features Grammy Award-winning singer Gladys Knight and the Let Freedom Ring Choir along with music director Nolan Williams Jr. Ticket distribution in the Hall of Nations begins at 4:30 p.m. with a limit of two per person. 6 p.m. Free.
  7. Finally, celebrate MLK's birthday by visiting the African American Museum. Due to the weather, they are selling Same-Day Passes ONLINE. Up to 4 same-day passes are available online beginning at 6:30AM. Check out the website for more Info