Holiday Hours: Memorial Day

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Arlington National Cemetery is the nation's first federal military cemetery. A ceremony is held each Memorial Day at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Memorial Day is being celebrated Monday, May 29. It is a federal holiday observing the sacrifices of the nation's servicemen and -women. It started as a day to decorate the graves of fallen Civil War soldiers, particularly in the South, and many states adopted the day as Decoration Day to commemorate all U.S. soldiers after World War I.

Memorial Day was established as a federal holiday in 1971 by Congress. It falls on the last Monday in May.

Federal, state and local offices; no mail delivery.
Public colleges and schools, most private schools
Public libraries

Most offices and businesses
BRTA is not running

Most retail outlets, groceries
Restaurants and bars, by choice
Convenience stores

Memorial Day parades and observances can be found here

The state Department of Transportation is urging the public to plan ahead if traveling Memorial Day Weekend, and to expect an increased volume of travelers this year.

All scheduled road work around the Memorial Day Weekend is postponed. 

The Cape Flyer begins service on Friday, May 26, through Sept. 3. Find the full schedule here.

Sign up at the 511 Traveler Information Service to receive personalized travel information alerts via email, text or telephone. MassDOT as always reminds drivers to avoid using cell phones while driving. Call into the 511 service before departing. Download Waze, the real-time traffic navigation app that provides motorists with real-time traffic conditions across Massachusetts.

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The Adams Theater: 'Gettin' It Together: dysFUNKcrew Turns Ten'

ADAMS, Mass. — The Adams Theater announced the upcoming performance, "Gettin' It Together: dysFUNKcrew Turns Ten!" on Saturday, June 4 at 2 p.m. 
DysFUNKcrew, the Berkshire County dance crew, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a dance performance featuring dancers from Berkshire Dance Theatre.
According to a press release:
Since its formation in February 2013, dysFUNKcrew has wowed audiences with its eclectic blend of dance styles, including hip-hop, modern, ballet, bellydancing, and step. The group, consisting of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts alumni, is committed to giving back to the community that it loves by showcasing its skills and talents.
The dance troupe will showcase some of its choreography from the past decade while commemorating the friendships and bonds that were formed during their college days. Berkshire Dance Theatre, a non-profit organization that supports the advancement of dance and other performing arts, will be joining the celebration. 
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