City Hall, Public Works, the Senior Activity Center, the Indoor Pool and Portsmouth Public Schools will be closed on Monday, May 30th in recognition of Memorial Day. The Library will be closed over the entire weekend (May 28th - May 30th) and will continue to be closed on Sundays during the summer until after Labor Day weekend. Curbside collection will not occur on Memorial Day; those with scheduled curbside collection on Monday will have pickup on Tuesday, May 31st.
To commemorate Memorial Day, a laying of flowers will occur on Friday, May 27th at 10:30 a.m. in Prescott Park. On Memorial Day, a parade will begin at 1 p.m. at the Parrot Avenue Parking Lot, and conclude at South Street Cemetery; if there is rain, a ceremony will be held instead at 1 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Deer Street. In advance of the parade, volunteers are welcome to assist in placing flags at the Cemetery on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th at 1:30 p.m.