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Observing Martin Luther King Day

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Martin Luther King Day is celebrated on Monday and schools and many organizations are closed in observance. There are numerous opportunities to honor his legacy locally Monday. 

The annual Dr. King Birthday Celebration Breakfast begins 9 a.m. Monday at St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church in Sparkill. Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart will be the keynote speaker. Sister Naomi Anthony will receive the Humanitarian Award. Chairperson of St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church Trustees Sis. Andrea Sturdivant and Spring Valley NAACP President Willie Trotman will receive Service Awards. Find out more on the church website here

The Interfaith Commemorative Service to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the Nyack branch of the NAACP begins 2 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Baptist Church at 80 North Franklin Street in Nyack. 

There will also a celebration of his life and the Civil Rights Movement at 4:30 p.m. at Spring Valley High School. Learn more here.

What’s closed:

  • Rockland County Government Offices
  • Orangetown Town Government
  • Pearl River schools
  • Nyack schools
  • South Orangetown Schools
  • Nyack Library
  • Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library
  • Post Offices
  • Banks

What’s open: 

  • Pearl River Public Library from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Shops At Nanuet from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Palisades Center from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

TOR and TAPPAN ZEExpress bus services will operate on a normal weekday service. TRIPS paratransit bus service will provide only ADA Service on Monday. Some private bus operators are operating slightly modified schedules because of anticipated lighter ridership. Passengers can check www.rocklandbus.com and with their service provider for any changes.

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