What’s Open, Closed, Changed for Washington’s Birthday


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The sign on the Darien Town Hall front door.

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Here’s what’s open and closed in and around Darien for Washington’s Birthday (unofficially, “Presidents Day”), Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, celebrated on the third Monday of February.

Trains and Buses

—Metro-North — “On President’s Day, Monday, February 18, Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule,” the railroad said in an announcement.

—CTTransit Regular weekday schedule for Stamford and Darien bus service with one exception: “On Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 service on the Stamford Connector will operate on a REDUCED schedule. Reduced service schedules are published in the Stamford Connector service timetables and online.”

—Norwalk Transit District — “Norwalk Transit District will be on a NORMAL schedule with the exception of the Coastal Link which will be running on a SATURDAY schedule.”


—Darien Library, open regular hours for a Monday — 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

—Darien YMCA — open, BUT: “There are no youth programs or lessons February 18 – 24. All youth programs will resume Monday, February 25.

—Darien Community Association, YWCA Darien/Norwalk, Darien Nature Center appear to be open for regular hours (there are no announcements about the DCA closing, and we don’t see a list of holidays on the websites).

The Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk is open during regular hours.

Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk is open.

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich is open.

Darien TV79 on Twitter (we forgot to take that pic ourselves)

The sign on the Darien Town Hall front door.


—Darien Public Schools are closed all week. Classes resume Monday, Feb. 25.

—Town Hall and town administrative offices are closed.

Connecticut state offices are closed, as are state offices elsewhere

Federal offices are closed

The U.S. Post Office is closed, and there is no regular mail delivery

—Darien Recycling Center, also known as the Transfer Station and the Dump — open for normal hours, 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

—Darien Senior Center

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