By Patch Editor David Gurliacci
Labor Day is held on the first Monday in September each year.
Unofficially the last day of summer, the holiday, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, "constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."
On Friday the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles will close at 12:30 p.m. and not reopen until 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Here's the list of what is open and closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2:
Restaurants, generally, unless they're normally closed on Mondays
Other businesses: open at the owner’s discretion.
Call ahead before heading to any of the above establishments to confirm they are open. Many retail stores or gyms/health clubs may be operating on a Sunday schedule or with limited hours.
Financial markets, such as the New York Stock Exchange
State offices, including the state Department of Motor Vehicles (which "will will close Friday, Aug. 30, at 12:30 p.m. and will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7:45 a.m.").
CT Transit commuter bus service (but see below)
Metro-North Railroad's Grand Central north entrances will be closed.