Columbus Day 2013: What's Open, Closed

National holiday closes government offices, schools on Monday.

Monday is Columbus Day, observed as a public holiday in most states, including New York. It is named for explorer Christopher Columbus and has grown into a celebration of Italian-American heritage.

All schools in New York State are closed, including Syosset.

On Long Island, all federal, state and local government offices are closed, including the Department of Motor Vehicles and the county courts.

There is no U.S. Postal Service delivery and only minimal postal services available.

Town of Oyster Bay offices are closed, but many town parks and public facilities, including the ice rink in Bethpage, are open. Garbage pickup is normal.

Some banks are closed, but have the option to stay open.

The New York Stock Exchange is open. The bond markets are closed.

The Long Island Rail Road generally operates on a normal schedule on Columbus Day.


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