Monday, February 19 is Washington's Birthday (Presidents' Day).

All government offices are closed, including:

  • Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
  • City and State Courts
  • Post offices

There will be no mail delivery.

Public schools and Department of Education (DOE) offices are also closed.

Alternate Side Parking (street cleaning) rules are suspended.

All other parking regulations, including parking meters, remain in effect.

There is no trash, compost or recycling collection on Monday, February 19.

If Monday is your regular trash, recycling, or compost collection day, place your items at the curb Monday evening for collection starting Tuesday, February 20. ​Reminder: Items must either be placed curbside between 6 PM and midnight (if in a bin with a secured lid) or between 8 PM and midnight (if in bags) the night before collection.

Buildings currently enrolled in the 4 AM to 7 AM morning set-out window with a Monday collection schedule must also place items out at the curb Monday evening for collection starting Tuesday, February 20.

Please note that collection delays are common after holidays.

All NYC Public Schools are closed for Midwinter Recess from Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23. Students return to school on Monday, February 26.

P311 (Parent Support Hotline) and Family Welcome Centers, including enrollment centers, are closed on Monday, February 19.

Parking in School Zones

Parking is allowed in school zones when school is in recess. However, specific schools may be open on holidays, and parking restrictions would remain in effect. You should contact specific schools to verify that they are in recess.

To look up information for a public school, go to the School Finder page.

The Staten Island Ferry runs on a holiday schedule with service provided every 30 minutes from 7 AM to midnight.

In addition, there will be no lower-level boarding in St. George Terminal.

All branches of the City's Public Library systems are closed.

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