May 01, 2022

May Day Festival, May 1st, 2022 at 1pm

On Sunday, May 1st, 2022 at 1PM, the Museum proudly hosts its Annual May Day Festival.  The Annual May Day Festival is an outdoor public event, whch will be moved indoors in the case of inclement weather.  There is a $10 per person suggested admission.  The Museum will be open to visitors and, browsing and shopping in the Museum Store will be available. 

The Annual May Day Festival plans call for instrumental and vocal performances by Bev Grant, former lead of the folk/rock band, Human Condition and founder and director of the Brooklyn Women's Chorus, with Carolann Solebello, singer/songwriter and by the NJ Industrial Union Council's "Solidarity Singers."  Helene Williams and Leonard Lehrman will perform Mr. Lehrman's version of "Gene Debs" inspired by and in memory of Anne Feeney, his musical setting of "A Letter to Louise (Bryant)," John Reed's last poem, and a new bilingual version of "Koloda Duda," Ukranian Cossack lullaby that inspired "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"  George Mann (georgemann.org), whose concerts are part sing-along and part history lesson will return, accompanied by Marty Confurius and Al Podber.  And, Annamaria Stefanelli, lyric soprano, will sing opera arias that were popular among immigrant workers.

In addition, Bev Grant will unveil her exhibit The Movements of the 60's Through the Eyes of a Revolutionary Working-Class Feminist Photographer/Filmmaker/Musician, which will be on ive at the Museum from May 1st through August 27th, 2022. 

These programs are made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

For further information about the Annual May Day Festival, please call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email labormuseum@aol.com.