Brooklyn residents might want to just get away to Manhattan for a weekend of museum going or shopping, or enjoy a quick trip somewhere south to catch a few rays of warm sun. Parents of college bound kids might be visiting colleges this weekend. And, of course, tourists by the tens of thousands pour into New York City, including Brooklyn, on this holiday.
So, first things first, when is the three-day Presidents Day weekend?
Holiday Weekend: Presidents Day Dates through 2015Because federal holidays are observed on Mondays, President's "Day" actually becomes a three-day weekend, every year.
In 2013, President's Day is observed on Monday, February 18. Three-day weekend starting Saturday runs February 16-18.
2014: Monday, February 17. Three-day weekend starting Saturday runs February 16-17
2015: Monday, February 16. Three-day weekend starting Saturday runs February 14-18
Presidents Day Calendar for School KidsUsually, Brooklyn public school students enjoy a ten-day vacation, if one includes includes the Presidents Day Weekend. But in 2013, there's an abbreviated Midwinter Recess, running just February 18- 19. In a change of schedule announced in November, public school will be in session on February 20,21 and 22nd, 2013 to make up for time lost in late October and early November due to Hurricane Sandy. Friday February 15 2013 is the last day of school before midwinter recess. Students should be in school this Friday.
What's Open, What's Closed on President's Day?President's Day is a federal holiday and so federal offices and post offices are closed. (Find out about federal holidays.)
What Happens on Presidents Day?There are no parades or major public events in Brooklyn, though the event is marked by programs at some museums and public libraries (though Brooklyn libraries, too, are closed on Monday for the holiday).
Typically, major national chain stores have big Presidents Day weekend sales, mostly at malls. (Find out more about shopping at Brooklyn malls.)