Upcoming Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration 2018
"People Working and Living Together in Nassau County"
Join us for the 2018 Celebration Weekend:

Day 1 :

Annual Ecumenical Service
Iglesia Cristiana Unida
155 Fulton Street, Hempstead, NY 11550
Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 7PM
Pastor Regina L. Williams, Ecumenical Chair

Each year on Sunday preceding the holiday, an Ecumenical service, inclusive of diverse creeds and tenets, is held at a different house of worship on a rotating basis. We respect and welcome all faiths at this event, and our main goal is to come together as a community to reflect on the life and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Reservations for this event are not necessary.

Day 2 :

33rd Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon at
 The Long Island Marriott 101 James Doolittle BLVD., Uniondale, NY 11553
 Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:30 AM
 Contact Rodney McRae, President 516-571-5977
 Tickets are $75 in advance and $85 at the door 

The weekend activities conclude with our annual awards luncheon on Dr. King's holiday. Due to the combined effort of all of our committee chairs and members, generous donors, sponsors and supporters, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration Committee has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships to Nassau County High School seniors.

The MLK Committee also awards deserving Nassau County Community Leaders The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Award. The Recognition Award, established in 1984, honors outstanding individuals in all fields of community involvement who strive to "build bridges". Whether our differences are based on race, sex, age, economic status, educational development, political persuasions or religious beliefs, there are those among us who are constantly working to lead us to patience, tolerance, better understanding and multicultural appreciation. 2018 Honoree's are as follows:

  • Lawrence Levy, Executive Dean for the National Center for Suburban Studies, Hofstra University
  • Nancy Burke, LMSW, Center for Transformative Change Program Manager at the Interfaith Nutrition Network
  • Mindy Perlmutter, LCSW-R, Executive Director Jewish Community Relations Council
  • Dr. Gerry House, Ed.E, Education Mentor and Former President of Institute for Student Achievement

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't
see the whole staircase."

Martin Luther King, Jr.