Lincoln's Birthday: What's Open, Closed in Newark

City hall closed in observance of holiday

President Abraham Lincoln's birthday is a state holiday observed Monday, Feb. 13. Here's what's open and closed in Newark:t

  • Newark City Hall: Closed.
  • All financial and stock markets: Open.
  • Post offices: Open.
  • Newark Public Schools, Central Office: Open.
  • Non-uniformed city services, including municipal court: Closed, with the exception of the arraignment court, which will be in session so that newly arrested defendants can be seen by a judge. Judges will be available to preside over bail hearings for defendants in custody. Residents who wish to resolve a warrant, post bail, file a temporary restraining order, or file a citizen complaint may do so at any police precinct. Residents can pay parking and traffic tickets through the website njmcdirect.com. To utilize this website, residents will need their summons number, including the prefix, and the City of Newark's court code, which is 0714.
  • Newark municipal recreation centers: Closed.
  • Department of Child and Family Well-Being's inspection services, transportation for seniors, the WIC program and health clinic, including the free immunization program: Not operating.  
  • Division of Vital Statistics: Closed. Residents will not be able to apply for permits, birth certificates, name-change certificates or marriage licenses, nor pay water or tax bills at Newark City Hall.
  • Trash pickups and recycling that normally occur on Monday, Feb. 13 are moved to Thursday, Feb. 16 for Zone A. Any garbage put out on Feb. 13 may result in a fine. Street sweeping will also be suspended Monday.
  • New Jersey Transit trains: Operating on regular schedule. Click here for the schedule.
  • PATH trains: Operating on a regular schedule. Click here for the schedule.
  • Newark Light Rail: Operating on a Saturday/holiday schedule. Click here for the schedule.
  • Bus schedules: Operating on a regular schedule. Click here to check timetables.


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