September 02, 2018

Annual Labor Day Parade, Sept. 2nd, 2018

The Annual Labor Day Parade, co-sponsored by the American Labor Museum/Botto House Natonal Landmark, the Borough of Haledon and the City of Paterson, takes place on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018.  Step-off is at 1:30 PM at the Botto House in Haledon.  The parade finishes at the  Great Falls Historic District in the City of Paterson.

This year's Labor Day Parade honors the memory of Bob Ehrentraut, dedicated member of Plumbers Union Local 24 and a Museum volunteer.  It also honors Plumbers Union Local 24 officers, members, and apprentices.

On September 2nd 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 20th, 2018.

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.