New Yorkers honor life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
The US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Lu

Martin Luther King Jr. in Paris, 1966 is honored today around the country. ( AFP/Getty Images)

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.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.