MLK event at City Hall.

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:45am

Mayor Scott Galvin invites residents to join him, city and school officials, civic leaders and students for a first annual program at City Hall on Monday, January 21, 2019, at 10:45 a.m., in conjunction with St. John’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon and speaking program.

The City program, from 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., is being held at City Hall just ahead of the luncheon as a way of celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King by reminding everyone here in our community that we remain committed to one another and the well-being of all of our residents.

Everyone in attendance will then be invited (weather permitting) to march en masse to St. John’s on Everett Street—in the spirit of Dr. King’s iconic campaigns of nonviolence—to walk together in friendship and a visible show of pride in the evolving diversity in the City of Woburn.

Following the City program, St. John the Baptist Church, in participation with the Mayor’s Office and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, will host a luncheon at St. John’s and a program highlighting Dr. King’s accomplishments and what the future holds for his vision, with the theme: “Lessons in Generational Peace.”  This program is being run by St. John’s. There is a cost for the luncheon. For more information and to RSVP @ 781-935-4314 or email:

Woburn City Hall and other related administrative offices will be closed for all other business on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, in observance of the national holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

There will be no regular trash pickup on Monday. Trash pickup will be on a one-day delay due to the holiday.  City Hall and other City administrative offices will reopen during regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.  As always, Woburn Police, Fire and other public safety services are available throughout the holiday weekend.

We hope you can join us!  Even if you can’t make it in person to these programs on Monday, Mayor Galvin urges Woburn’s citizens to join other individuals and organizations remembering Dr. King, not with just another day off, but with volunteerism—whether it’s at a local food pantry, youth center, senior center, hospital, or just a call to check on the well-being of the people in your own neighborhood.

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