Monday is Dr. Martin Luther King Day, and so a slate of establishments are closed. The transit schedule in Rockland has been changed for the day, as well.
According to the Rockland County Department of Planning & Public Transportation, on Monday:
- Transport of Rockland (TOR), TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx), and Clarkstown Mini-Trans and Monsey Trails buses will operate normal weekday service.
- TRIPS paratransit buses will operate A.D.A. service only.
- COACH USA Rockland Coaches (Red & Tan Lines) bus service will operate Express and Local routes, with combined service on some Express routes. Call (201) 263-1254 or go to www.coachusa.com.
- Spring Valley Jitney buses will not operate.
- Coach USA Express bus service from the Exit 14 Park & Ride lot will operate modified service in the morning and evening. Go to www.shortlinebus.com or call (800) 631-8405.
- COACH USA Shortline buses serving Suffern will operate modified Holiday service.
- New Jersey Transit trains will operate weekend schedules on the Pascack Valley Line and the Main/Bergen Line. Call (973) 275-5555 or go to www.njtransit.com.
- Metro-North trains on the Hudson Line will operate Saturday service, supplemented with additional trains. Port Jervis Line trains will operate Saturday service. Call 511 or go to www.mta.info.
- The Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry will operate a modified schedule to coordinate with Metro-North trains. Call 511 or go to www.mta.info and click on Hudson Line Connecting Services for details.
For any transit inquiries, go to www.rocklandbus.com or call the Rockland Transit Information Center at (845) 364-3333, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
There are also plenty of establishments closed on Monday, including:
- All county, town and village government buildings and offices
- All schools
- No classes at Rockland Community College, and offices closed as well
- All post offices
- The New City Library is closed on Monday.
- The Nanuet Library is open normal hours.
- The Pearl River Library is open normal hours.
- The Nyack Library is closed on Monday.
2013 MLK Day of Service
While the federal holiday is on Monday, this Saturday there is an opportunity for people to volunteer in honor of King by participating in the 2013 MLK Day of Service.
More than 300 people volunteered last year in Rockland, Westchester and Putnam counties, totaling more than 2,000 hours of service. On Saturday, the event organized by Worldwide Community First Responder (WCFR) will have a local event in Nanuet. Volunteers are needed for two shifts: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. at 218 Main St, Nanuet.
Volunteers will conduct surveys with people on the street, including questions about community health, in order to get opinions from locals about health issues in Nanuet.
Sign up by clicking here. Online registration requires a volunteer profile. To set up a profile for yourself click here. You can also register yourself or your family by calling (914) 948-4452 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unity Celebration of Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center, of Spring Valley, and the Beacon Foundation, organize this event at Spring Valley Senior High School, located at 361 E. Route 59, Spring Valley on Monday with doors opening at 4:30 p.m. There is free admission and refreshments.
The event features guest speaker Brian Jones giving a talk titled “Facing The New Civil Rights Movement.” There will also be performances by local musicians, including the Jamaican Civic and Cultural Association of Rockland (JAMCCAR) steel band, Temple Beth Sholom chorus, The Mighty Starlights of Nyack. Additionally, there will also be a poet, rapper and dance teams.
MLK Day Service
The Nyack NAACP is sponsoring its 29th annual interfaith commemorative celebration program honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church, located at 80 N. Franklin Street, Nyack. Pastor Roger Williamson, of Berea Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nyack, will be the guest preacher for the service.