Monday has Baltimore schools, plus government and local services closed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is a day celebrating a man who did so much, and there are many things to do in Baltimore to remember him!

In Downtown Baltimore there is a parade at noon on his namesake street, Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Port Discovery has its’ “I Have a Dream” weekend Saturday through Monday with quilt making with the African American Quilters of Baltimore and the Fun Drum Rhythm Circle to celebrate the life and work of Dr. King.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture will have a book discussion, crafts for children, films, and musical entertainment throughout the day.

The American Visionary Arts Museum past Federal Hill will offer free admission and tours, birthday cake, performances and demonstrations to “honor the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in recent history.”

If you are in Baltimore County, you can send kids 6-9 years old to Oregon Ridge Nature Center in Cockeysville for their “Nature Day Camp” from 10 am – 3 pm. For $10 per child, kids will get an outdoor nature adventure! That evening at 7:30 pm there is a lecture on “How Insects Make the World Go Around.”

So much to do to learn about and honor the man, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr,  whose life had such an impact on all of our lives!