The federal holiday commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. will be observed on Monday. With kids home from school and many adults off of work, Monday is often used to catch up on odds-and-ends and chores. The day, however, allows for parents and mentors to teach our youth what Dr. King accomplished for our country and what there was left to do.
Activities run throughout the day and begin with a breakfast at 8 a.m. at Bethesda Baptist Church. The 39th Drum Major Awards Breakfast will honor Quay Watkins and Mark McLean, and will award Rachelle Oliver and Michael Greaves with scholarships.
The breakfast is sponsored by the New Rochelle Community Action Program and Westchester Community Opportunities Program, Inc. Adults and youth: $25; children and seniors: $20. For more information, contact NRCA at 914-636-3050.
At 3 p.m., the New Rochelle School District will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Taylor Case Decision with a double-feature showing of Nine from Little Rock and Little Rock Central: 50 Years Later.
The Taylor case was filed in 1961 by the parents of 11 Lincoln Elementary School children, and was the first case of its kind in the North since Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.
The films will run in the Linda Kelly Theater at , which has an entrance on Braemer Avenue, near the Tennis Courts on North Ave.