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What's Open, What's Closed July 4th Weekend in Norwalk

Most places are closed on Friday, July 4th, one of the biggest holidays of the year, although quite a bit is still open on Saturday, July 5.

Government offices and some other places close on Friday, Independence Day, July 4th and remain closed through the weekend, although there are some important exceptions to that.

Heres a list of what's open and what's closed this weekend:

THURSDAY, July 3

Norwalk's concert and Independence Day fireworks event, originally scheduled for this evening, has been postponed to Saturday, July 5, due to concerns about the weather.

Metro-North will have extra trains departing Grand Central Terminal on Thursday, July 3.


FRIDAY, July 4

The Maritime Aquarium is open (it only closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas).

"Stepping Stones Museum for Children will close at 3 p.m. on Independence Day. Join us that day for a "Red, White and Goo" live demonstration at 2 p.m. Watch the preparation video now. The Solar Express train will only run in the morning." — an announcement on the museum's website.

Metro-North: "A Sunday schedule will operate on July 4, with several additional trains on the Harlem and New Haven Lines to get you to and from the annual Macy's Fireworks. Please see a current timetable or visit our schedules page."

In Darien: A temporary closure of Rt. 1 will take place in much of downtown Darien because of the YWCA of Darien-Norwalk's  "Push-n-Pull" parade. Any family with kids is invited to join the parade late in the morning.

Norwalk Senior Center is closed.

U.S. government offices are closed.

Post offices are closed.

Connecticut state government offices are closed.

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles is closed.

American Automobile Association Southern New England offices are closed.

Norwalk City Hall and city offices are closed.

Garbage and recycling material normally picked up on Fridays will be picked up on Saturday.

The Norwalk Transfer Station, located at 61 Crescent St., and the Yard Debris Site, located at 15 South Smith St., will both be closed on Friday July 4th and will reopen for regular business hours on Saturday July 5.

Norwalk Public Library is closed.

Rowayton Library is closed.

Banks, all or almost all —even TD Banks are closed. (All banks in the state have the option of remaining open on public holidays. In practice, TD Bank is closed the least.)

The New York Stock Exchange is closed.

Almost all non-retail businesses, and many retail businesses, are closed, including Costco in Norwalk.

SATURDAY, July 5

Norwalk's Independence Day fireworks display and concert at Calf Pasture Beach (rescheduled from July 3).

Post offices are open.

The Norwalk Transfer Station, at 61 Crescent St., and the Yard Debris Site, at 15 South Smith St., willare open for regular business hours.

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles office in Norwalk is open for normal Saturday hours of 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

American Automobile Association Southern New England offices are closed.

Norwalk Public Library is open.

Rowayton Library is open.

SUNDAY, July 6

Norwalk Public Library is closed on Sundays.


MONDAY, July 7



TRANSPORTATION

Wheels, the Norwalk Transit District, will have no service on Friday, July 4.

Connecticut Transit in Stamford and Darien will operate on a Sunday schedule for Friday, July 4.

Metro-North will have extra trains departing Grand Central Terminal on Thursday, July 3. Also, according to this Metro-North announcement: "A Sunday schedule will operate on July 4, with several additional trains on the Harlem and New Haven Lines to get you to and from the annual Macy's Fireworks. Please see a current timetable or visit our schedules page."

On Monday, July 7, Metro-North will change it's schedule.









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