While the observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Binghamton Mayor Rich David said  “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a very important time to reflect on the many significant contributions of a great world leader. Our Country is better today because of his commitment and education and his dream of his equality for all.”

Mayor David will join with community leaders to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and invites the public to join them at one or both of the events planned for today:

Day Event
From 1pm-3pm today in City Hall’s 2nd Floor Art Gallery at 38 Hawley Street, the NAACP of Broome & Tioga Counties will host a program of speeches, dance and musical performances. The theme is “Inclusion”. This event is free to the public and will include faith-based organizations, students from the Binghamton City School District, Mayor Rich David and other elected officials. The keynote speaker will be Talia Moore. Doors will open at 12:15pm with parking in the City’s ramps free with a validation stamp, which will be available in the Gallery. The City’s three parking ramps are located on Collier, State and Water Streets.

Evening Event:

The evening program begins at 6pm a march from the Martin Luther King Jr. statue at the Peace Makers Square (at the Court Street Bridge near Boscov’s) to the First Congregational Church (at the Main/Front Street intersection). The march will be followed by remarks by special guests, including keynote speaker Honorable Judge Roy W. King of Rochester.

If you're looking for more information on the day event, please call Patricia Mc Herrin at 217-4095. For more information on the evening event, call Camille Jones at 786-5449.