September 5, 2021 - September 5, 2021 | 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 5th, 2021.  The opening ceremony begins at the Museum at 1PM.  Step-offis at 1:30PM, rain or shine.

This year's parade honors National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 120, Gerald Thompson, President and Girl Scouts of America Troop 12026, Gina Verdibello and Kelllie Lewis, Troop Leaders.  The Labor Day Parade salutes the essential work done by the community's letter carriers of Branch 120, Paterson, NJ.  The parade also honors Girl Scouts of America Trooop 12026, Jersey City, NJ for refusing to sell Girl Scout Cookies (a "girlcott") as a means of educating the public about the child labor used in the harvesting of the palm oil baked in the cookies.

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 23rd, 2021. You can register by clicking here, and fill out and return the form with payment by mailing it to the America Labor Museum at 83 Norwood St., Haledon, NJ  07508, or by emailing labormuseum@gmail.com.

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.