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It’s Thanksgiving. Here’s what you need to know.

November 28, 2019 Scott Enman

Thursday is Thanksgiving, which means a few things: turkey, football and potentially awkward conversations with your in-laws. It also means that, as a national holiday, there will be closures and suspensions. Here’s what’s happening and not happening.

What’s happening?

2019 Prospect Park Track Club Turkey Trot

Work up an appetite for the day’s feast by joining the Prospect Park Track Club for a five-mile race around the park. More info here.

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Kings Cares: Thanksgiving Luncheon 2019

Dine like a royal at the third annual Thanksgiving Luncheon in the courtyard of the Kings Theatre. More info here.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

If you enjoy standing in the cold surrounded by tourists, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade parade is for you. More info here.

What’s not happening?

Garbage pickup


There is no garbage collection on Thanksgiving, but residents who normally have their trash picked up on Thursdays, should set out their trash and organics after 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving for collection on Friday. Be sure to hold your recyclables until the following week.

Mail delivery

Postal workers celebrate the holiday too! No mail delivery.

Alternate-side parking

Alternate-side parking is suspended and parking meters will not be in effect.

What’s closed?

Government buildings

City, state and federal government buildings, including courts and post offices, are closed for Thanksgiving.

Schools, banks and libraries

New York City public schools are closed for the holiday, as are most banks. All New York Public and Brooklyn Public Library branches will be closed as well.

A lot of businesses

Many restaurants and shops may be closed for the holiday so be sure to give them a call ahead of time. Don’t feel like cooking? Check out these restaurants that will be open.

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