Today, Thursday, is Thanksgiving, a state and federal holiday. It’s the 10th of 11 federal holidays throughout the year.
So, what’s open and what’s closed?
All government offices are closed. In Lakewood there is no garbage pickup. Thursday’s route will be moved to Friday and there won’t be the usual Friday bulk pickup this week.
There will be no mail delivered on Thanksgiving Day, as well as no FedEx or UPS. The only services that will be available are FedEx Custom Critical and UPS Express Critical.
United States Postal Service offices will be closed, although self-service kiosks are still available in some locations for drop-offs.
Most banks will be closed.
Stock markets will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Nasdaq trading and bond markets will also be closed.
All Motor Vehicle Commission offices will be closed. Additionally, all New Jersey state offices and courts are closed for the holiday.
Online processing of some documents are available on Motor Vehicle Commission’s website.
NJ Transit will be adding extra trains and buses in the “morning and early afternoon hours” to accommodate passengers traveling to and from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. PATH will operate on a Saturday schedule while SEPTA will operate on a Sunday schedule.
For NJ Transit, riders should use NJ Transit’s online trip planner to double-check arrival and departure times.
All malls in New Jersey will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2021.
Last year, the only mall in the state that was open on the holiday was Brunswick Square, and this year they will be closed.