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Artists Keep Spirit of Falls Festival Alive


Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Over the years this holiday has evolved from a being a labor union celebration into a celebration of the unofficial end of summer, especially for families with kids.

Labor Day is often regarded simply as a day of rest and or end of summer celebrations that include picnics, barbecues, fireworks, parades, water sports, and public art events. Families with school-age children take it as the last chance to travel before the end of summer. In 2012, Labor Day will be celebrated on Monday, September 3rd. The financial difficulty that the City of Paterson is experiencing is tough on everyone.
The canceling of the traditional Falls Festival was hard to take the end of summer without. The Ivanhoe Artist Mosaic (http://www.ivanhoeartists.org/) and the Friends of the Paterson Great Falls Historical National Park (friendsofpatersongreatfallsnationalhistoricalpark.org) assisted by Suzy Von Q has partnered with the City to create the Great Falls Festival (http://thegreatfallsartsfestival.org/).
Part of the Labor Day weekend celebration will be a fund raiser for the Arts programs of the Ivanhoe around and in the Dolphin Mill Complex. The Ivanhoe Wheel House Museum and Art Gallery will also be open with Two Paterson Artists showing their work. The other is a continuation of the Jazz Festival at the Great Falls Overlook Park. There will be 20 Rock bands performing and 10 Urban and Salsa bands during Saturday and Sunday. There will be many artists in the Barbour Mill Part of the Dolphin Mill complex. At the Great Falls Overlook Park will be Jazz Artists on Sat, Sun and Mon.  

The annual parade from the Botto House will take place on Sunday ending on Spruce Street. This complete festival weekend should satisfy that last fling before school and work and still help out the Arts programs with donations destined to keep new events over the year alive.
Join us and enjoy the end of a long hot summer.

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