BELFAST — On Monday, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be a celebration of the grand opening of The Commons, located at 158 High St. in downtown Belfast. Representative Jan Dodge will perform the ribbon cutting ceremony just after 12 p.m., which will be followed by an open house with refreshments, information, and social gathering until 2 p.m.
The mission of The Commons is to provide a shared meeting space and forum for climate, environmental, and social justice work in local communities.
Four organizations have come together collectively to open the downtown space, according to The Commons, in a news release: Local Citizens for SMART Growth, Belfast Area Community Rights, Midcoast Maine Extinction Rebellion, and Friends of the Harriet L. Hartley Conservation Area.
Other groups or individuals who align with the collective mission of the space are invited to explore how they might get involved.
According to The Commons, In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “The time is always right to do what is right.”
“These four groups celebrate the beginning of 2020 by creating The Commons as a community resource for all who are working cooperatively towards a better world,” said the business.