MLK Day 2013: What's Open and Closed in SOMA

Here's a list of what is open and not on this federal holiday.


Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day set aside to celebrate and honor the birthday of the slain civil rights leader. The holiday is celebrated at both the federal and state levels. Here's a list of what's open and what's closed on Monday.

State and local government offices are closed.

Courts are closed.

Financial and stock markets are closed.

Post offices are closed with no regular mail delivery.

Banks have the option to close.

Public schools in Maplewood and South Orange are closed. 

NJ Transit trains will operate on a major holiday/weekend schedule. Bus schedules vary by route, and some routes may be affected. The Newark Light Rail will operate on a Saturday/holiday schedule; the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail will be on a Saturday/Sunday schedule and the River Line will operate on a Sunday schedule. For details, refer to timetables or check the agency’s website at njtransit.com or call (973) 275-5555.

The South Orange Jitney will not operate.

PATH trains will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

Museums: Some are open with MLK programming and others are closed. Check before you go.

Chris Hildebrand January 21, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Is the library open today, MLK birthday?
Chris Hildebrand January 21, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Is the Library open today, MLK Birthday?
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi January 21, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Both libraries are closed today.
TAMMY January 21, 2013 at 03:44 PM
I think that its time for the US Government to recongize St Patricks Day as a PAID FEDERAL HOLIDAY. Therefore I will not Recongize Martin Luther King day or Columbus day till St Patricks Day is a paid federal holiday. The blacks have their day, the Itatlins have their day, why not the Irish. That to me is discrimination on the Irish. My job right now its business as usual and I get both as a floating holiday which I will take on St Patricks Day . The federal government needs to really do something about this. Either give St Patricks day a holiday or take both MLK Day and Columbus Day away.


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