September 4, 2022 - September 4, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Annual Special Events

The Annual Labor Day Parade, co-sponsored by the American Labor Museum/Botto House Natonal Landmark and the Borough of Haledon, is scheduled for Sunday, September 4th, 2022.  The opening ceremony begins at the Museum at 1PM.  Step-off at the Museum is at 1:30PM, rain or shine.

This year's Labor Day Parade honors teachers and all other educational workers.  The Parade's Grand Marshals are Donna Chiera, President of the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ, AFL-CIO) and Sean Spiller, President of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).   The AFTNJ is a federation of education workers that includes union locals in Pre-K to 12, Higher Education and retirees.  The NJEA is a justice-centered union, representing the 200,000 public school employees.

All 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 celebration.  March 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 Celebration T-shirt.  The deadline for registering as a sponsor is August 22nd, 2022.  To register or be a sponsor, click here to download the flier, or call the Museum at (973) 595-7953 or email

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.