Pittsburgh recalls the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. – CBS Pittsburgh

By: Heather Lang / KDKA-TV

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – There are many events planned this year to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 17.

Here’s some of what’s happening in Pittsburgh and throughout Western Pennsylvania.


Steel Man / Penguin / Food Distribution for Pirates
Collaboration with Convoy of Hope
Saturday, January 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m
–Location – formerly Shop ‘N Save in the Hill District, Community Empowerment Association in Homewood and Mazeroski Way at PNC Park
– Free groceries, shoes and socks, and voter registration information.
register here.

Wilson African American Cultural Center August
Monday, January 17 at 1 p.m
Spirit Everlasting: A Tribute for Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Special Guest: Calesta . Holiday
“It is said that Dr. King carries a book on him every day, Jesus and the Disabled by Howard Thurman. Through this presentation, Collective members will read sections of Thurman’s canonical text that remind us that “God is on the side of the oppressed” and highlight the relevance of these words. His teaching with little-known speeches of Dr. King as well as some of his other speeches of famous words. ”
–The presentation will premiere at 1:00 p.m. on AWAACC’s Facebook and YouTube.
Click here for more information.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
Monday, January 17 from 10am – 5pm
– The program “King for a Day” is hosted by The Saturday Light Brigade Radio Program
–Mural Artist Trenita Finney from 11am to 4pm
–Jacquea Mae and Byron Nash perform at 11:30 am
Click here for more.

The 23rd Annual Breakfast and Prayer Program of Father Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Presented by Allegheny County Bar Association
Monday, January 17 at 9 a.m
–Virtual program on Zoom and Facebook
–One of the Martin Luther King Jr Day celebrations. The largest in the Pittsburgh area, the annual event commemorates Dr. King’s life and his contributions to changes in law and social justice. During the ceremony, ACBA will present the 2022 Drum Major for Justice Award to new Pittsburgh Mayor Edward C. Gainey, the city’s first Black Mayor.
If you want to see, click here.

Washington County Branch NAACP
Sunday, January 16 at 4 p.m
Pastor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Virtual celebration on Zoom
“Why is our character content still important”
Featured Speaker: Lynne Hayes-Freeland
Click here for more.


City of Pittsburgh
City offices and facilities will be closed Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. and garbage collection will be postponed for one day.

Monday, January 17 – CLOSED
Grab & Go Meals will return to normal operations on Wednesday, January 19.

Saturday, January 15 to Monday, January 17 – CLOSED

Along with the PPS Schedule, the After School Feeding Program (CACFP) will be closed on Monday, January 17. Normal operations will resume on Tuesday, January 18.

Monday, January 17 – OPEN

Monday, January 17 – OPEN
Normal schedule: 4-5:30pm

Allegheny County
All Allegheny County offices, including those that are independently elected, as well as the District Court and Council, will be closed Monday, January 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr holiday. . Hartwood Acres Mansion will close and schedule for county ski slopes, snow tubing, ice rink and golf course can be found here. Weather and conditions permitting.

Port management
Port Authority light rail and bus service will operate on a regular weekly schedule on Monday, January 17. Administrative offices and the Downtown Service Center will be closed for Martin Luther King Day. Jr.

All driving license and photo centers are closed Saturday, January 15, through Monday, January 17, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Click here for more. Pittsburgh recalls the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. – CBS Pittsburgh


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