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 Three Village on Martin Luther King Day:
The Emma Clark Library is closed.
The Three Village School District is closed.
All Suffolk County offices are closed.
All Town of Brookhaven offices are closed.
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.This is where a feed of board posts will show up