Columbus Day, a nationally recognized federal holiday, falls on Monday, Oct. 8 this year. While it is an opportunity for some to sleep in on a Monday, the holiday itself is also interesting, and a great time to celebrate and shop.
Columbus Day remembers Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ long journey across the Atlantic Ocean to the “New World." The voyage was victorious when land was first spotted on Oct. 12, 1492.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is responsible for making the holiday a federal one in 1937.
What's open and closed?
Government offices and banks are closed: Including Bedford Town Hall, U.S. Post offices and state government offices.
Supermarkets are mostly open; most grocers are open for part of the day Monday, including the A & P in Katonah and Mrs. Green's.
Libraries and schools are closed, and will re-open Tuesday morning. Though schools are closed, some sports activities are being held so check with your coaches.
Liquor and wine shops are open—check our Patch directory for location and hours.
Gas stations are open; though some mini-marts will be closed, most gas stations, including the Bedford Shell Station and the will be open for pumping gas.
What's going on?
The Katonah Museum is hosting "School's Out, Art's In." Click here for details.
The Bedford Bears are hosting an ice-hockey clinics for all ages and abilities, click here for more information.
Head down to Eastchester for a carnival, from 1 - 6 p.m. Click here.
There's also a carnival in Peekskill, click here for details.
Know of a Columbus Day event we missed? Post it in the comments.