September 01, 2019

Annual Labor Day Parade, Sept. 1st, 2019

The Annual Labor Day Parade, co-sponsored by the American Labor Museum/Botto House Natonal Landmark and the Borough of Haledon, September 1st, 2019.  Step-off is at 12:30 PM.  The parade will begin and end at the Botto House in Haledon.  There will be a barbecue for all registered parade participants and sponsors at the completion of the parade.

This year's Labor Day Parade honors International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 827 officers and members.

On September 1st the Museum will be open to visitors, the Museum Store will be open to the public before the parade step-off.

Community organizations, unions, businesses, cultural groups, and individuals interested in joining this historic march may contact the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or by emailing  A Commemorative Journal records the names of participants and all those who make donations to defray the cost of the parade.  Parade sponsors may donate $100 to have their names recorded on a Commemorative Mug.  Contributions of $200 enable a donor to have a listing on the Labor Day Parade T-shirt.  The deadline for registering as a sponsor is August 19th, 2019.

It was on June 28, 1894 that President Grover Cleveland, a native of Caldwell, New Jersey, signed the bill that made Labor Day a legal national holiday.  In that same year, on Monday, September 3, 1894, the first official holiday was celebrated and every first Monday of September thereafter.