Several services are closed or operating on holiday schedule today, January 17, 2011.
- Martin Luther King Day is a federal holiday and all schools, postal service, and government buildings are closed in observance.
- The MTA is running all transportation services on a weekend schedule.
- There will be no garbage pick-up in New York City on January 17.
- All parking rules are suspended in New York City.
- Many banks in the area are closed, and many stores will be closing early in observance of the holiday.
However, there are countless activities going on in the New York City area to commemorate the civil rights hero who is celebrated on this day.
Here is a list of some events going on around the city today and this evening in honor of the holiday:
- Join the JCC at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at 6:30 PM on Monday for its annual presentation of jazz music by artists who agreed with Martin Luther King, Jr. and his vision for justice, peace and civil rights. Admission is free Location: Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th St.; 646-505-4493
- The Brooklyn Academy of Music will be hosting its 25th annual day-long tribute to the civil rights champion with a host of activities. Mayor Bloomberg and other city officials are expected to attend. The event begins at 10:30 AM and will go on through the day. Check out their site for travel information.
- The Museum of the Moving Image, in Queens, will be hosting its own event to mark the holiday. At 3:00 PM on Monday, the museum will be screening "King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery To Memphis." The film covers the major events of Martin Luther King's life. Locaiton: 35 Avenue at 37 St., Astoria, NY 11106; 718-777-6888
Bear in mind that transportation will be limited today as the MTA is on a holiday schedule.