Today is Columbus Day, a federal holiday commemorating the arrival of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas on Oct. 12, 1492.

The day was made a federal holiday by an act of Congress in 1934. In 1971, with the federal Monday Holiday Act, the observance of the holiday was changed to the second Monday in October.

Riverhead municipal trash pickup follows its regular schedule.

LIRR and Suffolk County buses follow a regular weekday schedule.

Here’s what’s closed today:

  • all government offices
  • schools
  • the post office — no mail delivery, except Express Mail.)
  • most banks
  • Riverhead Free Library

What’s open:

  • New York Stock Exchange
  • most retail stores, grocery stores and restaurants

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