ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that state landmarks will be lit the night of January 17 to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The landmarks with be lit red, green and black.
“Today we pause to reflect and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s teachings on justice, peace, equality, love – and his deep, abiding faith in people given a lifetime confronted by injustice,” said Hochul. “As we celebrate Dr. King’s legacy, it’s up to each of us to reward that faith and do everything in our power to build a better, more just society. Divided, we falter alone – but united, we rise together.”
Landmarks to be lit:
- One World Trade Center
- Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
- Kosciuszko Bridge
- The H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
- State Education Building
- Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
- State Fairgrounds – Main Gate and Expo Center
- The “Franklin D. Roosevelt” Mid-Hudson Bridge
- Grand Central Terminal – Pershing Square Viaduct
- Albany International Airport Gateway
New York State’s annual commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be presented as a statewide broadcast event, “New York State Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Opportunity and Promise.” The event is airing on PBS stations throughout New York beginning MLK weekend and streaming on New York State website.
The one-hour tribute showcases people and organizations from across the state that embody the principles of MLK as leaders for social justice, freedom, and equality. Program times will vary by region, and viewers are encouraged to check their local TV listings.