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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art & Film Celebration - RESERVATIONS NOW CLOSED

January 16, 2023    1:00pm

RESERVATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED for the City's annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at City Springs, starting at 1:00 p.m. This family-friendly event will feature interactive art projects and a film designed to celebrate, educate, and share the teachings of Dr. King. Admission is free, but capacity is limited. Reservations are now closed. 

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Themes and activities include:

  • DREAM: Listen to King's "I Have a Dream" speech and create your own "Dream Cloud" craft

  • JUSTICE: Decorate a bookmark with a quote from Dr. King, "The time is always right to do what is right”

  • LOVE: Use crayons to trace hands, identifying the similarities we all share   

  • LIBERTY: Complete a wordsearch & learn about terms such as civil rights, segregation, and equality

  • EQUALITY: Live Storytime! We’ll be reading picture books such as My Brother Martin, written by King’s sister, Dr. Christine King Farris

  • FREEDOM: Movie Screening of Emmy Award-nominated film, Our Friend, Martin

Our Friend, Martin is an animated children's educational film about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights movement. The film follows two friends in middle school who travel through time, meeting Dr. King at several points during his life. Featuring an all-star voice cast, it was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. This film contains references to historical events that might require explanations for younger audiences. 

There will be two screenings of the movie in the Studio Theatre: 1:15 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. You can watch the trailer for Our Friend, Martin below. 

This event is free and open to the community, and parking in the City Springs deck is complimentary. Reservations are now closed. 

While there are set times for the film's showings, the children's activities are available throughout the event, and City Bar will offer a kid-friendly menu with items available for purchase: chicken tenders, mac & cheese, and more, along with an assortment of snacks and beverages. 

Series: Presented by the City of Sandy Springs

Venue: Studio Theatre