The city will celebrate the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader with concerts and other programs.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Municipal offices are among the places closed for today's holiday.
Today is a federal holiday observing the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (whose birthday fell this year on Tuesday, Jan. 15). The city of Boston will hold a full day of free events honoring Dr. King beginning at 10 a.m. with an open house at the Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave. Because of the holiday, several locations around town will be closed today. Here's a quick guide:
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The late civil rights activist will be honored on Monday, Jan. 21.
Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti, picking up litter in a local park or otherwise. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy the long weekend. Bostonians have access to a full day of events planned to honor King's memory, with events throughout the day on Monday in the Fenway-Kenmore and Downtown neighborhoods in the city. Holiday history Martin Luther King Jr. Day, now a U.S. holiday, took 15 years to create. Legislation was first proposed by Congressman John Conyers (D-…