Monday marks the nation's observance of Martin Luther King, Jr's birthday.
King’s actual birthday is Tuesday, Jan. 15 – he would have been 84 this year – but the official holiday is always celebrated on the third Monday of January. This year, that falls on Jan. 21.
It is also a postal holiday, which means there is no regular mail delivery/pickup or retail services on Jan. 21.
Hempstead Town Hall and senior centers are also closed in observance of the holiday. The Homeowner Disposal Area in Merrick will be closed. Garbage will not be picked up on Monday. The sanitation pick up schedule for normal Monday pick up will be Tuesday and Thursday instead.
Nassau County buildings and offices will be closed as well.
The Long Island Rail Road will operate on a Holiday Schedule. There will be 37 extra eastbound and westbound trains, to and from Penn Station, added on various branches to accommodate holiday travelers. Off-peak fares will also be in effect all day.
Local schools in Malverne, Lynbrook and West Hempstead are also closed today in observance of the holiday, as well as some businesses.
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