The City of Oakland Park will honor the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend with it annual “Community Soul” event Friday, January 18 and a celebration of the life and mission of Dr. King on Monday, January 21.
The Community Soul Festival at Jaco Pastorius Park will celebrate the contributions and achievements of the African and Caribbean-American community.
This free event from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. features live music, cultural performances and a variety of food & beverages for sale. Food vendors include local favorites Alberte's Restaurant and Hickory Sticks BBQ.
Entertainment headliners include the popular Pocket Change band performing everyone’s favorite Motown, Funk, Soul and Top 40 Dance classics. Performers from the BamiDele Dance of African Arts will also be showcased. The company's repertoire includes original choreography in traditional West African dances, Afro-fusion of modern, contemporary, Haitian folklore, Caribbean, Congolese Soukous and Storytelling.
The Children's Activity Area will feature arts & crafts, cookie decorating and "Get Up and Move!" hosting by Champions World Boxing & Fitness of Oakland Park.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Program January 21
All ages are also invited to join the City to honor and celebrate the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21 at Collins Community Center (3900 NE 3rd Avenue) beginning at 11 a.m.
This celebration of Dr. King’s impact on American history will feature the talents of our local youth with performances by:
There will also be a children's area offering face painting and a bounce house, as well as a senior citizen's corner. Free food & refreshments will be served.
To learn more about both of these events, please call 954-630-4500 or visit here.