October 5, 2022

Newell Street in Silver Spring to be Blocked Off for Traffic to Allow Community Gatherings on Indigenous Peoples Day, Monday, Oct. 10

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation will be closing Newell Street in Silver Spring to vehicles from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, to allow for community gatherings celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day. The special day was formerly known as Columbus Day in Montgomery County and in many other localities around the nation.

The County’s East County Reginal Services Center requested the Department of Transportation to block off Newell Street to allow individuals, families and groups to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in their own way. Newell Street is adjacent to Acorn Park in Silver Spring.