September 6, 2020 - September 6, 2020 | 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Annual Special Events

The Annual Labor Day Celebration, co-sponsored by the American Labor Museum/Botto House Natonal Landmark and the Borough of Haledon, is scheduled for Sunday, September 6th, 2020.  Though definitive plans cannot be confirmed due to COVID-19, step-off is tentatively scheduled for 1 PM.  A march is scheduled to begin and end at the Botto House in Haledon.  All participants are required to wear face coverings.

The honored Essential Workers will be led by Grand Marshal Susan M. Cleary, President of District 1199J, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal 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 labormuseum@aol.com.  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 24th, 2020.

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.