New Jersey knows about working hard, and about the value of taking time away from hard work to relax. That’s why this Labor Day, how about enjoying something fun? After all, you’ve earned it!
Take a look at some of these Freehold Labor Day activities where you and your whole family can celebrate one more time before summer’s end, as well as recognizing the American worker’s contribution.
This online list of popular New Jersey Labor’s Day 2014 events has some suggestions on where to try something new.
For example, have you tried the Annual Scandinavian Fest? It runs August 31, 2014, from 10am until 6pm at Vasa Park at Budd Lake, NJ. Sure, it’s about an hour-and-a-half drive from Freehold, but you and your family may agree it was worth the drive for all the performers, artisans, and vendors there. Check the event website for more information on parking, admission, and other details.
Another idea a little closer to home is the annual Jazz It Up Wine Festival happening August 30 & 31, 2014, from noon to 5 pm. The festival takes place in Farmingdale, at Allaire State Park located at 4263 Atlantic Avenue. The event hosts encourage guests to enjoy a day of wine tasting and live music. One-day general admission costs $20, or $25 at the gate. Two-day passes are also available at $40 for patrons who are 21 or older. Price includes souvenir wine glass and sampling.
The online article has more great suggestions.
Labor Day is a great reminder of the social and economic achievement made by American workers, including those living right here in Freehold, New Jersey.
As a little history, the holiday has been an official federal holiday in the United States for 120 years. New York celebrated the first Labor Day on September 5, 1882, but it wasn’t recognized in the United States by local governments until 1885 and 1886, with five states observing Labor Day an official holiday soon after. Another 26 states followed, and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed a law declaring Labor Day an official federal holiday. Under the Act, Labor Day falls on the first Monday of September each year.
Happy Labor Day to every hard working American, from everyone here at Law Offices of Anthony J. Vecchio, LLC!
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