It is a three day weekend for many of you out there.  The DC area is a great place to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, so go out and play!


Saturday, January 15th

NSO Kinderkonzert: Making Music with Friends

11am & 1:30pm @ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

The Kennedy String Quartet performs an interactive programs for kids.  The audience will help to compose the piece to illustrate the connection between how we act and feel to the way music is performed.  For age 4 and up. There is also a free musical instrument “Petting Zoo” one hour before the performance.  Tickets are $18, and it lasts 1 hour.


Snakes Alive

3pm – 4pm @ Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington

A program to teach everything you ever wanted to learn about snakes, and you can also meet some!  $5 fee per person, for children ages 4 and over. Register online- activity #: 622950-K


Sunday, January 16th


10:30am @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC

Rock out to Rocknoceros!!  Tickets are $8 in advance, and $10 the day of the event.


Monday, January 17th

“I Have a Dream…” Pillowcases

11am – 2pm @ The National Children’s Museum Launch Zone, National Harbor, MD

Head to the Launch Zone and make your own “I have a Dream…” pillowcase, as well as take part in other activities.  No registration required.


Saturday – Monday, January 15th- 17th

Martin Luther King, Jr Family Festival

10am – 5:30pm @ National Museum of American History, Washington, DC

A free three-day festival celebrating the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.  There are various programs, activities, and performances that visitors can take part in.  There is a play, Join the Student Sit-ins, which allows visitors to be the protestors during the Woolworth Lunch Counter sit-in.  There will be a dramatic presentation of, “To the Mountaintop”, as well as other activities and performances.