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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday. Here’s what’s closed

(WYDaily file photo/Courtesy of Pexels)
(WYDaily file photo/Courtesy of Pexels)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a day off from work or school.

It’s a day to remember the civil right leader who won Nobel Peace prize for his efforts to fight for civil rights, so African-Americans could be treated equally.

He is known for his peaceful march on Washington, D.C. and the iconic speech, “I Have a Dream”, in which he spoke of a world where people would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

WYDaily has compiled a list of city offices, community organizations and businesses that are closed for the federal holiday.

The following entities are closed on Monday, Jan. 20 unless otherwise noted.


  • All city offices
  • Municipal building
  • Quarterpath Recreation Center
  • Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse
  • All City parks

Recycling in the City of Williamsburg is not scheduled for the week of Jan. 20.

James City County

  • All County offices
  • Chickahominy Riverfront Park store and office
  • James City county Marina store and office
  • Little Creek Reservoir store and office
  • Williamsburg Regional Library
  • Williamsburg-James City County Courthouse

All county parks will remain open. Convenience centers and garbage transfer stations will operate on normal hours. There will be no change to curbside recycling. Both the James City County Recreation Center and Abram Frink Jr. Community Center will remain open for normal hours.

York County

  • County offices
  • York County Courthouse
  • York-Poquoson Social Services
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension
  • York County Libraries

The Waste Management Center, VPPSA Composting Facility and Transfer Station will remain open. Garbage and recycling collection will follow regular schedules.


  • City offices
  • City schools
  • Monday’s recycling, refuse, bulk or yard waste collection will move to Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • Yard Waste Site
  • Monday’s street sweeping will move to Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • City libraries
  • City courts are closed Friday, Jan. 17 through Monday, Jan. 20.
  • Hampton’s Health Department and clinics are closed Friday, Jan. 17 through Monday, Jan. 20.
  • Social Services
  • Community and neighborhood centers
  • Air Power Park’s office is closed but the outdoor park is open
  • Hampton History Museum’s office is closed but galleries are open
  • Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center

The City’s landfill will remain open on Monday as well as all City parks and golf courses.

Newport News

  • City Offices
  • City libraries
  • City schools
  • Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – All collections for the week will be delayed one day, i.e., Monday’s collections will take place on Tuesday.
  • Recovery Operations Center (i.e., landfill)
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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