Lorain City Schools will be closed Monday, January 17, 2022, in observance of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Several groups and organizations in northeast Ohio will honor Dr. King with free in-person and virtual events.
What: "Black Baseball Stories 2022: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
Presented by: Community Cup Classic Foundation
How: Virtual Event
When: Saturday, January 15 | 10:00-11:00 AM | FREE
Event Information: The event will pay tribute to Dr. King’s legacy. It will also include activities that spotlight the challenging, historic, and legacy of baseball's Negro Leagues and the African American experience in baseball.
What: "Hear our voices: A free MLK Day celebration"
Where: Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood
When: Monday, January 17 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM | FREE
How: In person & virtual event
Event information: The event will include free museum admission, virtual family activities, and a special online program featuring Dr. Khalid el-Hakim, founder of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum. Advanced registration is required. Register here.
What: Discovery Day: A free virtual program
Where: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
When: Monday, January 17 | 10:00 AM | FREE
Event Information: The event will feature interactive nighttime sky tours and wildlife appearances. Plus, meet scientists and see specimens not usually on display. For more information, click here.
What: "It Starts with Me: Shifting Priorities to Create the Beloved Community"
Where: The Cleveland Museum of Art
When: Monday, January 17 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Free admission galleries and to the Picturing Motherhood Now exhibition
Event Information: A free daylong celebration honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The museum also debuts its free Family Discovery Pack, a wearable waist pack filled with kid-friendly tools and activities that spark creative and insightful conversations as they reveal personal connections with artworks and artists. For more information, visit www.clevelandart.org.
What: “Still Embracing the Dream: City of Elyria 36th Annual Celebration"
When: Monday, January 17 | 10:00 AM | Free
Event information: All are invited to join together for this virtual event on the City of Elyria Facebook page and www.cityofelyria.org. Gather virtually to celebrate the life of Dr. King through a commemorative program including prayer, song, poems, and a keynote speaker.