Martin Luther King Day, celebrated on the 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 shops and businesses, and major retailers are open, hoping to capitalize on shoppers not having work or school responsibilities, federal, state and local institutions are closed in observance.
Here is a look at what’s open and what’s not in West Islip
on Martin Luther King Day:
The West Islip Public Library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The West Islip School District is closed.
All Suffolk County offices are closed.
All Town of Islip offices are closed, though garbage pickup will remain on schedule.
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.