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30th Annual Celebration of Sing & Praise of King

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Mayor Ras J. Baraka and City of Newark, NJ – City Hall Presents:

The 30th Annual Celebration of Sing & Praise of King
with keynote speaker the Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka
and performances by TBA

Program: TBA

Newark Symphony Hall’s Sarah Vaughan Concert Hall
Doors Open: 6pm
Celebration: 7pm-9pm

The City of Newark has celebrated the life and legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for three decades. Each year this observance is held in Newark and draws large audiences who celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King with songs of praise, musical performances, and powerful oratory. Recent keynote speakers have included Journalist and Activist Marc Lamont Hill, Academy Award Winning Actor and Filmmaker/Director Forest Whitaker, Princeton University Professor and Author Dr. Cornel West, Civil Rights Activist and Politician Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., Singer and Social Activist Harry Belafonte and the youngest child of Dr. King, Reverend Bernice King – Be A King. Performances have included Tye Tribbett and The Mighty Clouds of Joy.

Dr. King continues to have a massive impact on the City of Newark and New Jersey in general. One of Dr. King’s final speeches before his tragic death was given at South Side High School (now Malcolm X Shabazz). City Hall’s Lower Level Rotunda has been renovated to serve as a memorial to Dr. King and his Newark visit.


Pick up tickets:
Newark Symphony Hall Box Office
1030 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
M-F 12pm-5pm | Sat 11am-3pm

Ticket availability:
Newark City Hall Office of Communications
920 Broad Street, Room 207 or 209, Newark, NJ


January 29
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


For any questions about the arts calendar, please email sindy@newarkarts.org