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What’s Open and What’s Closed?

On federal holidays, all federal government offices are closed, such as the US Post Office, passport and visa offices. In Brooklyn, all post offices are closed, as are all Social Security Administration offices, the courts in downtown Brooklyn, IRS and other government offices.

Depending on the holiday, it may also be observed by many Brooklyn workers and residents who are employed in the public sector at the local, city or state level. Depending on the holiday, all banks and some businesses will also be closed.


Veterans Day

Monday, the 11th of November

The following schedule will be in effect:

Closed: Schools, banks, courthouses and federal, state, county and city offices. Exceptions are Culver City and Lawndale city halls, which will remain open.

Open: Most commercial businesses, U.S. financial markets and retail outlets.

Mail: No residential or business delivery.


Columbus Day – (Indigenous People’s Day)
October 14th, in the USA

As one of the ten federal holidays held in USA; public schools, banks and post offices are closed and most likely all government run organizations since the ‘Government Shutdown’ is still in effect.

  1. Post offices and other government buildings are closed.
  2. City offices are closed.
  3. Public schools are closed.
  4. Public Libraries are closed.
  5. There are no garbage and recycling collections or street cleaning.
  6. Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended; all other parking regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.
  7. Transportation Services –  Some Interstate buses and train services experience irregular service.  Check before traveling
  8. Government Shutdown continues…


Upcoming events


Thanksgiving Day

November 28th, in the USA


Christmas 2013

December 25th, in the World


President’s Day

Monday, February 17th

Three-day weekend starting Saturday runs February 15-17

President’s Day is a federal holiday and so federal offices and post offices are closed.


Columbus Day in Brooklyn

Columbus Day in USA will be celebrated this year on Oct 14th. In some countries of the Caribbean it is celebrated on Oct 12th, as he did arrive in USA Oct 12, 1492. In the Caribbean, It is for many described as the day that Columbus discovered their country….”as Día de la Raza in many countries in Latin America, as Discovery Day in the Bahamas, as Día de la Hispanidad and Fiesta Nacional in Spain, as Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity) in Argentina, and as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Belize and Uruguay. “. 

Here in Brooklyn it honors Italian Americans‘ contributions to New York City.

This wonderful autumn three day weekend in Brooklyn began with an un-promised sunny day forcast and Sales forcast just as bright in Brooklyn malls and many online brand stores.

Find out what’s happening in Brooklyn this Columbus Day!

What’s Open and What’s Closed on Columbus Day?


Indigenous People’s Day (also known as Native American Day) is a holiday celebrated in various localities in the United States, begun as a counter-celebration to Columbus Day. Indigenous People’s Day is usually held on the second Monday of October, coinciding with federal observance of Columbus Day.


Related links

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Americans – Americans Indians

The term American Indians is defined by the indigenous peoples of the area that is now known as the United States. This means the people were living here for thousands, even millions of years, long before it was conquered and settled. Over the last many hundred years, the American Indians have formed tribes, hunted, lived, and prospered on this great land…READ MORE

Find out what’s happening in Brooklyn this Columbus Day!



If you are into physical activities for the entire family you can


If you do decide to get out there and make great memories check out these special events to honor the Italian Americans contributions to New York City. Exclude biking in the parks because as you know, they are all closed due to the ‘Government Shutdown“.

Tours and Attractions

Columbus Day Sales

Hope that you have been saving up all year or kept those tax dollars because from now till Feb 2014 is the best time for shopping for great deals and savings in everything.

Check back with us for updates on the where to get the best shopping deals in Brooklyn.


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