Family Fun Ideas: MLK Monday Break

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MLK Monday – So, what’s closed today? Or, perhaps more importantly, what’s open and where can I get the kids out of the house? We’ve got ideas both indoor and out plus a couple of fun family events to observe the day:

MLK Monday - Family Fun


11 am-2 pm: Powderhorn Recreation Center
3-4 pm: Central Gym
6:30-7:30 pm: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center


  • Winter Play Day | Silverwood Park, St Anthony | 1-4:30pm | Kite making, snowman building contest and an indoor concert courtesy Roe Family Singers. (Activity #1SIL0050)
  • Find your nearest Twin Cities-area sledding hill.
  • Find your local Twin Cities-area outdoor ice skating rink.
  • Como Park Ski Center | St Paul, 10am-6pm | Special MLK hours for cross-country skiing, downhill skiing and snowboarding.
  • Go snow tubing at some of our favorite hills | Minneapolis
  • Free Third Monday | Minnesota Landscape Arboretum | Take advantage of both indoor and outdoor activities.



  • Inter-generational Play Time | Glenn of Hopkins | 9:30am-10:30am | A great way to build community and hang out with the wonderful clients of the Glen of Hopkins elderly daycare
  • Health Kit Packing Party | Medina Entertainment Center | 5pm-7pm | Join your community to pack Health Kits for refugees around the world.


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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn’t enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.

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