2006_01_mlkday.jpgToday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. City offices, post offices and other government buildings are closed today in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. Public schools are closed, as well.

Some offices are closed today, too, and there are a number of events to participate in. The Brooklyn Academy of Music has its 21st Annual Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which includes a musical celebration and special guests like Senator Schumer, Governor Spitzer, Lieutenant Governor Paterson and City Council Speaker Quinn. There are also free screenings, of American Blackout. The free event, hosted by BAM, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Medgar Evers College begins at 10:30AM, first come, first serve.

Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden have events, today, too. Let us know if there are any other events you know of.

For more about MLK, go to The King Center, with an essay about the holiday from Coretta Scott King.