BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — On the third Monday of January each year, we celebrate the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for his work during the civil rights movement, and for pushing for equality for all.
There are several events across Western New York, honoring the late civil rights icon.
Free Ice Skating at MLK Park
If you want to take advantage of the cold and snowy weather, you can head over to MLK Park in Buffalo for the 6th annual Winter Blast.
The event is designed to promote healthy living, and from 12-2 p.m. you can participate in the following activities:
- Free ice skating
- Free skate rentals
- Visit the Albright-Knox Art Truck
- Snow shoeing
Explore & More Museum's MLK Day Celebration
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum is working to engage its young visitors, by celebrating and honoring the life, and teachings, of Dr. King.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. visitors can participate in the following activities:
- Cooking and sampling international foods
- Creating MLK stickers
- Handprint community wreaths
Admission to the museum is $11, but if you donate children's winter clothing, you'll get $3 off the price of admission.
Holiday discount at Aquarium of Niagara
Monday is the last day you'll see discounted admission prices of $7.16, in observation of Dr. King.
You'll find more than 120 species of aquatic life including a new penguin.