MLK Celebration

START DATE | TIME
Monday, January 20, 2020
12:00pm
Add to Calendar 2020-01-20 12:00:00 2020-01-20 16:00:00 MLK Celebration Enjoy food, music, children's activities and more!  Sara Sims Park City of Boynton Beach webmaster@bbfl.us America/New_York public
END DATE | TIME
Monday, January 20, 2020
4:00pm
LOCATION
Sara Sims Park
Event Address

209 NW 9th Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
United States

It is Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday on Monday, January 20 and the City is celebrating in a BIG way. Everyone is invited to attend and honor his legacy between the hours of 12 Noon and 4:00 p.m. The program is full of history, education, music and activities.

Performances include gospel choirs and dancers from Calvary Chapel Boynton Beach, Community Deliverance Church, and St. John Missionary Baptist Church; Gospel Rapper JIG Harvey; DJ Thayri Wilson, Livin’ the Rhythm Drum Circle, Author Dr. Martha Norfus Meeks-Light and her son Victor Norfus; Boynton Beach Community High School- Tigers ROAR Band and Congress Middle Schooll Cheerleaders.

Children of all ages can participate in activities such as face-painting; balloon art; Lego play area; free play on the basketball courts; rock painting; chalk art; bounce houses; hula-hoops; building blocks, corn hole; ping-pong; and jenga. To top it off – the Boynton Beach Police Department Hummer, complete with video games in the rear for children to play and the Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department Truck will be giving away firefighter hats.

Twenty-one civic and non-profit organizations will showcase their community services in fun and interactive ways. For instance, the Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County, will be providing a fun arts and crafts project and residents. Participating agencies include the Alpert Jewish Family Service; BIBIYOA; Boynton Beach City Library; Boynton Beach Fire Rescue Department; Office of Sustainability; U.S. Census Bureau; City of Boynton Beach Code Compliance Department; City of Boynton Beach Public Works Department; City of Boynton Beach Recreation and Parks Department; Connect to Greatness, Inc.; Eta Eta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority; Faith Based CDC; Feeding South Florida; Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach Countyy; Healthier Boynton Beach; Marie Louise Cancer Foundation; Pathways To Prosperity - P2P; Schoolhouse Children's Museum and Learning Center and Men of Distinction.

Christ Fellowship is cooking up lunch - hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, drinks and ice cream sandwiches for the first 500 attendees until 2:30p. 

2020 MLK CELEBRATION

PROGRAM  Subject to Change

 Emcee:  Pastor Kathleen Hawkins, B & K Ministry, A World Church

Assistant Opening Emcees: Reverend Woodrow Hay & Reverend Bernard Wright

12:00 P.M.

PRESENTATION OF COLORS

Boynton Beach Police Department Honor Guard

 

PRAYER

Pastor Kathleen Hawkins, B & K Ministry, A World Church

Lift Every Voice and Sing - Black National Anthem (4:40)

 

12:15 P.M.         

WELCOME COMMENTS

Mayor Steven B. Grant, At-Large

Vice Mayor Justin Katz, District I

Commissioner Mack McCray, District II

Commissioner Christina Romelus, District III

Commissioner Ty Penserga, District IV

City Manager Lori LaVerriere

12:30 P.M.

LET’S GET THIS MLK CELEBRATION STARTED

Boynton Beach Community High School Band

12:45 P.M.     

ACKNOWLEDGING COMMUNITY AWARD RECIPENTS

Presented by Latosha Clemons, Deputy Chief of Operations, Boynton Beach Fire Rescue

Congress Middle School Cheerleaders (6) will cheer after each award is announced.

·      Community Leader

Willie Aikens

·      Community Organization

Heart of Boynton

·      Community Business

Robinson’s BBQ (Represented by Larry Robinson)

1:00 P.M.       

CALVARY CHAPEL     

Gospel Choir

Every Praise
What Mercy Did For Me
Lord I Lift Your Name on High

 1:30 P.M.       

BROTHER VICTOR NORFUS

Boynton Beach History

 2:00 P.M.           

COMMUNITY DELIVERANCE CHURCH

Choir & Dancers

2:30 P.M.

DR. MARTHA NORFUS MEEKS-LIGHT

History of Boynton Beach

3:00 P.M.                    

JIG Harvey - Gospel Rapper

 3:30 P.M.  

Cornelius Edwards - Gospel Singer

Amazing Grace

He’s Able

3:45 P.M.

St. John Missionary Baptist Church

Praise Team

12 NOON to 4:00 P.M.

Thayri Wilson - DJ 

Livin’ the Rhythms - Drum Circle (interactive – In children’s area)


The MLK Committee has selected a resident, an organization, and a business that have contributed to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ideology of giving back. Willie Aikens will receive the Community Leader Award, the Heart of Boynton Community Association, Inc. will receive the Community Organization Award and Robinson’s BBQ (represented by Larry Robinson) will receive the Community Business Award.

The Celebration will take place at the City’s new Sara Sims Park (209 NW 9th Avenue). Parking is available at Poinciana STEM Elementary Magnet School(1203 N. Seacrest Boulevard) and Carolyn Sims Center (225 NW 12th Avenue).

Don't forget to bring your blankets and chairs! An American Sign Language interpreter will be present.

Parking

 

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An ASL interpreter will be in attendance.

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Sara Sims Park

209 NW 9th Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
United States