2022 NYC Labor Day Parade Important Documents

The Parade Leadership has been confirmed: We’re honored that U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will lead the parade as Grand Marshal, with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond and NYC Commissioner of Labor Roberta Reardon serving as Parade Chairs.

The theme of this year’s parade is Workers Leading, Workers Rising.

The Line of March for the parade will be available shortly.

Downloadable and editable posters/flyers are available in the Coordinators Google Drive. Printed posters and flyers will be available soon and CLC staff will coordinate distribution.

Forms to Complete:

If you have not already, please fill out your Parade Coordinator and Registration Forms. These are available here:  

Parade Coordinator and Alternate Contact Form

Registration & Announcement Form

It is very important that your organization fill out an Announcement Form. 

This form will include the description of your organization which will be read by the parade announcer as your group approaches the Reviewing Stand. It will also be printed in the Parade Booklet which will be distributed at the event. Please make sure that your organizational descriptions are current and that your officers (if included) are accurate and up to date. This year we have combined the Registration & Announcement forms. 

If you need a copy of your announcement from a previous year for reference, please contact the CLC office at 212-604-9552 or email ldp@nycclc.org.

Parade Route:

Assembly area 7th Ave-Vanderbilit Ave, 44St.-48St.

Route up Fifth Avenue

Reviewing stand, Bleachers: 63rd St-64th St. 

Bleachers-No signs, enter from Madison Ave. & 64 St.

Disbursement area-  St-65th thru 68th Sts  Bus pick-up

Times to Note:

7:00am – Blocks closed to all but parade traffic

8:30am – Labor Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

10:00am – Beginning of Parade Steps Off

Approximately 1:30pm – Final Contingent Steps Off

Parade Guidelines:

The assembly area blocks will be closed at 7:00 AM except for parade vehicles, vehicles dropping off items and parade marchers.

The bus drop-off area will be Madison Avenue at 44th Street and Sixth Avenue at 44th Street. Buses will then proceed to the designated bus parking area at the end of the parade route.

No alcoholic beverages, BBQ’s, or heating of food is allowed. Heated/BBQ foods may only be distributed by a vendor licensed with NYC, having a valid Board of Health certificate and a contained heating unit with no open flames (hot dog cart, etc.).

No amplified sound is permitted in the assembly area. Sound permits are restricted to the parade route as well as bands and floats in the assembly area.

All parade vehicles are required to have a “Parade Vehicle” pass.

Floats have a height restriction of 14ft. 

All trucks/floats are to have a minimum of 4 ground guides for their vehicles while in the assembly area and throughout the parade route. All drivers should make sure that they have a valid license, registration and insurance for the respective vehicles they will be driving in the parade.

No signs/placards with wood, metal, or plastic sticks. Cardboard tubes are preferred.

Any vehicles in the parade, other than floats, trucks, etc., must be decorated as parade vehicles or else they will not be allowed in the formation. All Vehicles dropping off supplies and/or food must have a “Supply Vehicle” pass displayed in order to enter the assembly area.

All vehicles dropping off supplies into the assembly area should arrive early, drop off the supplies, food, etc., and then exit the assembly area as early as possible.

Next Steps:

Please begin doing outreach to your members as soon as possible, through your newsletters, social media, meeting announcements, etc. Begin planning your contingent, including arranging for any T-shirts, food, music, floats and/or other vehicles.

Vehicle Passes and Grand Stand tickets will be distributed at an August Parade Coordinator meeting to be scheduled, and will be available for pickup at the CLC office following that meeting for those who are unable to attend.

The Next Parade Coordinators meeting will take place on zoom on Wednesday, July 13th at 6pm. Call-in information will be sent out ahead of time.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the CLC office at 212-604-9552 or ldp@nycclc.org.