Martin Luther King Day, celebrated on third Monday of January, which is Jan. 20 this year, was initially established by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, but not formally observed until 1986. In the year 2000 all 50 states had taken action to observe the holiday.
While most local town shops and major retailers are open on the holiday, hoping to capitalize on shoppers not having work or school responsibilities, many federal, state and local institutions are closed in observance.
Here is a look at what’s open and what’s not in Hauppauge on Martin Luther King Day:
The Hauppauge Public Library is open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Hauppauge School District is closed.
All Suffolk County offices are closed.
All Town of Islip offices are closed, though garbage pickup will remain on schedule.
The United States Postal Service is closed.
Most banking institutions are closed though self-service branch outlets in supermarkets, and ATMS, will be available.
All NYS DMV offices are closed.
All NY State Courts will be closed.