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Mangano To Host Series Of Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano will observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a weekend of programs in celebration of his life. County Executive Mangano, in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee of Nassau County Inc. and Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs, has planned a trio of events that pay tribute to the leader of the American Civil Rights Movement who was assassinated on April 4, 1968.

On Saturday, January 18th, the African American Museum of Nassau County will present “Black Wall Street” a play by Celeste Bedford Walker, starring Michael Green. The event begins at 7:00 p.m. at 110 N. Franklin Street, Hempstead, NY. The donation is $5. Admission is free for students with ID. For more information, please contact Joysetta Pearse at (516) 379-5466.

An Ecumenical Interfaith Service is planned for Sunday, January 19th, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Martha’s R.C. Parish located at 546 Greengrove St., Uniondale, NY. There will be a Free Will Offering. Additional information is available by contacting Rev. Phillip Elliott (516) 572-1999.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 29th Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon will be held on Monday, January 20th, at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Hotel, located at 101 James Doolittle Blvd., in Uniondale, NY. County Executive Mangano will serve as Honorary Chairperson for the event. Rob Walker, Chief Deputy County Executive and Rev. Phillip Elliott, Deputy County Executive for Minority Affairs, will serve as Honorary Vice-Chairmen. Rabbi Bruce Ginsburg will serve as Luncheon Chairman and Arthur M. Katz will serve as Honorary Co-Chairman.

Proceeds from the luncheon will assist local high school seniors seeking higher education. The purchase price of a ticket is $60. Register early for best seating. For additional information contact Rodney McRae at (516) 571-5977.