Citi Center Presents Free Family Events Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy 2/4/2014

Citi Center Presents Free Family Events Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy

Citi Center Presents Free Family Events Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy

Inspirational readings take place February 15 – February 22 at Local Community Centers, Boston Centers for Youth and Families and Boston Public Library

BOSTON (February 4, 2014) – Citi Performing Arts Center’s Education Department invites families to participate in empowering interactive readings of Kadir Nelson’s “I Have A Dream” picture book inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during February School Vacation Week from February 15 to February 22. The free “Interactive Readings: Stories Alive!” workshops will take place at local community centers, Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF) sites and Boston Public Library branches across the city. Led by Citi Center’s Teaching Artist Toni Bee, the activities include readings of Kadir Nelson’s “I Have A Dream” with audience performance interactions, poetry workshops and take-home activities. Attendees of the readings will have an opportunity to win a copy of Kadir Nelson’s book, “I Have A Dream.”

All workshops are free and are appropriate for all ages. No registration is necessary. For more on Citi Performing Arts Center’s year-round community outreach and education programs, visit citicenter.org/education. Dates, times, and locations of events are listed below:
Saturday, February 15
Downtown Boston
Quincy's Place, Faneuil Hall Marketplace (11AM – 12PM)
Chinatown
TUFTS Floating Hospital (2PM-3PM) (patients’ families only)

Tuesday, February 18
Dorchester
Boys & Girls Club, Dorchester at Denney Center (10AM-11AM)
Boys & Girls Club, Dorchester at Marr Clubhouse (12PM-1PM)
North End
BCYF Holland (2PM – 3PM)
BCYF Nazzaro (4PM – 5PM)

Wednesday, February 19
Cambridge
Cambridge Allston Community Arts Center (10AM – 11AM)
Margaret Fuller House (11AM – 12PM)
Cambridge Public Library (2PM – 3PM)
Allston
BCYF Jackson/Mann in Allston (4PM – 5PM)

Thursday, February 20
East Boston
BCYF Paris Street (11AM – 12PM)
Chelsea
Jordan Boys & Girls Club (1PM – 2PM)
BCYF Charlestown (3PM – 4PM)

Friday, February 21
Roxbury
Boston Public Library, Dudley Branch (10AM – 11AM)
BCYF Tobin (11:30AM – 12:30PM)
Back Bay
Boston Public Library, Central at Copley Square (2PM – 3PM)
Chinatown
BCYF Quincy (4PM – 5PM)

Saturday, February 22
Downtown Boston
Dorchester Quincy’s Place, Faneuil Hall Marketplace (11AM-12PM)
Dorchester
Boston Public Library, Lower Mills Branch (1:30PM – 2:30PM)

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About Citi Performing Arts Center:
Citi Performing Arts Center [formerly The Wang Center for the Performing Arts] is a nonprofit innovator and steward of iconic venues, providing arts, entertainment, cultural, and educational experiences to the greater community. Citi Performing Arts Center is one of the nation’s foremost nonprofit performing arts institutions. As guardian of historic venues—the Wang, Shubert, and Emerson Colonial theatres—Citi Performing Arts Center honors all aspects of the arts. Through numerous community outreach educational efforts, collaborations, and partnerships, Citi Performing Arts Center strives to educate and inspire greater appreciation for creativity as an essential component to the fabric of our society. As a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization located in Boston’s historical Theater District, Citi Performing Arts Center offers a diverse mix of educational workshops and community activities through its education department; collaborates with artists and local performing arts organizations, and acts as a champion for the arts in the Greater Boston community. For further information, please go to citicenter.org.

PRESS RELEASE Release Date: February 4, 2014
Contacts: Julie Banks | Citi Performing Arts Center (617) 532-1247 | jbanks@citicenter.org