Annual Events and Holidays in NYC
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 18, 2021 (Monday)
MLK Day commemorates the civil rights leader's birthday and celebrates his crusade for equal rights through nonviolent activism. King was assassinated 53 years ago in April 1968 and New York first recognized the holiday in 1984, two years before it became a national holiday.
This is one of nine holidays when the world's largest free-flying American flag is displayed on the George Washingon Bridge 🇺🇸
Upcoming EventsNYC public schools midwinter recess begins (February 17th)
Special Election for Queens Borough President (canceled due to coronavirus concerns, with no date scheduled) (March 24th)
NYC public schools Spring recess (schools remain closed due to coronavirus) (April 9th)