Schedule of local events honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Princeton Councilman Lance Liverman will deliver remarks at the Princeton University MLK community breakfast Monday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the multipurpose room of the Fields Center.

Events honoring the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held throughout the area on Monday, Jan. 16, the day the nation honors the contributions of the slain civil rights leader, including the following:, Princeton, Princeton University will host a community breakfast to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Monday in the multipurpose room of the Fields Center., The public and members of the university community are welcome to attend., The MLK Day event will feature remarks by Princeton Council member Lance Liverman and a musical performance by the First Baptist Church of Princeton Unity Choir., The Princeton Clergy Association (PCA) will host its annual Interfaith Service in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. on Monday at Princeton United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Vandeventer Avenue and Nassau Street. All are welcome; the church is wheelchair accessible., “Attendees are encouraged to bring their children, as the service will conclude by 8:30 p.m. to enable them to go to bed in a timely way on a school night,” said the Rev. Robert Moore, treasurer of the PCA and executive director of the Coalition for Peace Action., Minister William D. Carter — minister, singer, songwriter, and conference speaker — will preach. A third-year student at Princeton Theological Seminary, and the former minister of music at First Baptist Church of Princeton, he has served in South Africa and directs an organization that plans interfaith events at the United Nations. Diverse faith leaders in the Princeton area will co-lead the liturgy, and area choirs and musicians will also participate., A freewill offering will be split equally between the United Negro College Fund and the Princeton-based Coalition for Peace Action, which co-sponsors the service ( or 609-924-5022)., West Windsor, The West Windsor Township Human Relations Council is sponsoring the 10th Annual Martin Luther King Day-A Community Conversation Day from 2 to 4 p.m. at Windsor Athletic Club, 99 Clarksville Road, West Windsor, to promote unity, understanding and positive relations in this diverse community., The featured panelists include:, The Rev. Jan Willem Van Der Werff, pastor of Dutch Neck Presbyterian Church; the Rev. Dr. Cornell Edmonds, interim pastor, Church of the Covenant; Faraz Khan, community activist; Amman Singh Seehra, founder of the ONE Project and Northeast Director of SALDEF., The panel and community discussion will be facilitated by Mike Jackson, history teacher at WW-P Community middle school., The program will include a segment of spoken words of poetry by the students of WW-P School District., Light refreshments will be available. This is a free community event for all ages., For more information regarding the community celebration contact West Windsor Township at (609) 799-2400 or send email to [email protected]., Kingston, Join the Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands for a cleanup session, clearing small trees, brush, vines, and trash in the Mapleton Preserve from noon to 3 p.m. on Monday as part of the millions of Americans who honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering for a “National Day of Service” in their communities., Meet at D&R Canal Headquarters, 145 Mapleton Road, Kingston. The site where the event will take place was formerly the headquarters of Princeton Nurseries, once one of the largest wholesale tree nurseries in the United States. In 1995, over 200 acres of the Princeton Nursery lands were preserved, and the historic sales office for Princeton Nurseries was transformed into the headquarters for the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park. Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands serves as a “friends group” for this historic resource., Bring tools such as saws, clippers, loppers, and rakes. Work gloves, sturdy shoes, warm clothing and hats are a must. All are welcome. For more information, or if you would like to involve a group to help, call (609) 683-0483.