Sep 16, 2022 | News Story

NYC Celebrates 140th Anniversary of First Labor Day Parade with a Spectacular Return to Fifth Avenue

Thank you to all who joined us last Saturday! The 2022 Labor Day Parade and March was a joyous return to Manhattan's famed Fifth Avenue after three long years, and a fitting commemoration of the first American Labor Day Parade right here in NYC 140 years ago. An incredible 80,000 people turned out to march with more than 200 unions as 26,000 spectators cheered on from the city's sidewalks. United States Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Parade Chairs AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond and New York State Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon led the way for workers and their families, bands, dancers, floats, construction equipment, motorcycles, classic cars, and more. The weather was perfect as we made our way uptown, and our Parade Leaders greeted participants for hours as the procession made its way past the grandstand.

We have photos! Click here for all of our albums, and keep an eye out for our highlights video, coming soon!

A special thank you to all of the Parade Coordinators and volunteers who helped make this a safe and successful day for working families from the five boroughs and beyond.