NEW YORK (AP) — Elected, community and religious leaders and other New Yorkers are remembering Martin Luther King Jr. with church services, feeding the hunger and other service projects.
Monday is a federal holiday to honor the slain civil rights leader.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to speak at a tribute to King at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Later in the day, the mayor, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer and other officials are participating in a forum sponsored by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.
The New York City Coalition Against Hunger says it expects more than 150 volunteers to participate in its “MLK Serve-a-Thon” community service projects at 12 city locations.