Monday, Jan. 17 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and City of Greensboro offices and most facilities are closed.

Once again, on a holiday when schools are closed, many of the city facilities that kids might use are closed.

All the city recreation centers where kids might enjoy spending a day off from school are closed, along with Lake Higgins, the Smith and Trotter active adult denters, the Greensboro Youth Council, Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation, Caldcleugh Multicultural Arts Center, the Greensboro Sportsplex and the Simkins Indoor Sports Pavilion at Barber Park. 

The Greensboro Public Library system is closed along with the Greensboro History Museum.  The Greensboro Cultural Center is also closed on Monday.

However, all of those will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 18, when kids are back in school and people are back at work.

There will be no garbage, recycling, bulk trash, yard waste or appliance collections on Monday, Jan. 17. The collections scheduled for Monday will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 18 and the collections scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 18 will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 19.  The Thursday, Jan. 20 and Friday, Jan. 21 collections are not affected by the holiday.

The White Street Landfill, the Solid Waste Transfer Station and the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Center are all closed Monday.

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Breakfast hosted by the Greensboro Human Rights Commission is not being held this year.  In its place the Human Rights Commission is airing a video, “Keeping the Dream Alive” with keynote speaker Nikki Giovanni.  It will be broadcast on the Greensboro Television Network (GTN) at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 17 and also available on the city’s YouTube channel and the Human Rights Commission’s Facebook page.

The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive has been cancelled this year because of concerns about COVID.