19th Ward Luminary Events — January 18, 2016

The first event is on January 16, 2016, 12-1pm at Arnett Library with guest speaker City Councilman Adam McFadden. Then on January 18, 6pm –8pm join us for candle lighting throughout the neighborhood and Hot Spots. Open your door in 2016 sign up for Hot Spot; this is a social gathering serving a hot beverage and maybe cookies to your neighbors and sharing your thoughts on legacy of King. 

We have a limited supply of Luminary kits available for pick up January 16 MLK celebration at Arnett Library, Jan 17 at 19th Ward Association office 216 Thurston 1- to 3pm  and January  18th at the Arnett Café 4pm -6pm. Arnett Café also serves as the Martin Luther King Jr, Luminary Headquarters. 

Contact MLK Committee Chair Zola Brown if you have any questions 585-210-9370 or zolabbrown@gmail.com . The 11th Annual Luminary Evening begins at 6:00pm on Monday, January 18 when residents of the 19th Ward will begin setting out luminaries on the sidewalks in front of their homes to celebrate community, friendship and the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream.

Celebrating Kings Day serves as an opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s commitment to social activism and the legacy that has inspired us to continue his movement.

See how to make your own Luminaries in a YouTube video by a 19th Ward resident, Moiet.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aakcPdUykp4&feature=youtu.be

We are looking for more homes willing to be Hot Spots.  This simply means that you provide hot chocolate and/or hot cider and/or a bonfire, anything warm, and of course a friendly smile on a cold winter night.  Send questions or a commitment to info@luminaryevening.com.

On Sunday, January 17 from 1-3pm the 19th Ward Community Association will host a luminary kit making workshop at it’s office at 216 Thurston Road. Also please stop in during that time to pick up a FREE luminary kit.

Luminary kits will be available from the 19th Ward Community association Office at 216 Thurston Road.  Stop by and get yours between 10am and 2:30pm Tuesday 1/12 through Friday 1/15.  Get yours early, and put it out at 6:00pm on the 18th of January.

St. Monica’s Church on Genesee Street will have a Coat Giveaway starting at 3:00pm on Monday, January 18 in conjunction with their Hot Spot activities.

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                        ILLUMINATING THE BELOVED  COMMUNITY

Our goal is to create a beloved community and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.

Join us for our first event on January 16, 2016 at Arnett Library with guest speaker City Councilman Adam McFadden. On January 18, 6pm –9pm join us for candle lighting throughout the neighborhood and Hot Spots. Open your door in 2016 sign up for Hot Spot; this is a social gathering serving a hot beverage to your neighbors and sharing your thoughts on legacy of King. We have a limited supply of Luminary kits available for pick up January 16 MLK celebration at Arnett Library , Jan 17 at 19th ward Association office 216 Thurston 1- to 3pm  and January  18th at the  Arnett Café   4pm -6pm , this location also serves as the Martin Luther King Jr, Luminary Headquarters. 

Contact MLK Committee Chair Zola Brown if you have any questions 585-210-9370 or zolabbrown@gmail.com.

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Luminary Evening is a tradition started in the 19th Ward during the Winter of 2006.  Some neighbors got the idea that it would be great to have an occasion in the middle of Winter for neighbors to get out and enjoy the Community Spirit and Friendship that exists during the Summer when lots of neighbors are out and about.  Martin Luther King Day was chosen, since it occurs at the right time and one of his life goals was connecting all peoples in the US in community spirit, friendship and mutual respect.

The first Winter, many homes in the neighborhood lined their front yard with Luminaries purchased at Hunts Hardware on Thurston Road or from the 19th Ward Community Association.  Hunts Hardware and Menezes Pizza sells the Luminary Kit packages and 25% of all proceeds go to the 19th Ward Community Association.  A much larger segment of the 19th Ward participated in 2007 and several neighbors setup hot dog and hot chocolate stands to feed and warm the neighbors strolling the beautiful streets. Each of the following years has seen participation continue to grow.

This year, we are using Luminary Evening to connect all segments of the South west Quadrant.  Residents of the neighborhood and visitors from all around Rochester are invited to stroll the streets, enjoy the warm glow, meet neighbors and enjoy the hot chocolate and treats that will be set up on many streets.  

Luminary Kits will be sold by local merchants (so far Hunts Hardware and Menezes Pizza) and also available at the 19th Ward Community Association office.  If you have any questions, call the 19th Ward Community Association office (328-6571).

Hot Spots List - Google Map Link -
http://tinyurl.com/ke6unho

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