***All Parks Programming Is On Hold Until Further Notice***
Labor Day Fest 2020 Canceled
The Jamestown Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department has announced that this year’s Labor Day Festival has been canceled. The festival would have taken place Sunday, September 6th in Bergman Park.
Recreation Coordinator Julia Ciesla-Hanley said, “While we normally would be gathering to honor our area’s labor force this Sunday, we are canceling the event as it would not meet New York State’s guidelines on large group gatherings due to the pandemic.”
She added, “We encourage everyone to take a moment to thank workers who have made this holiday possible and to thank those who have kept us safe and healthy during these times.”
Message from Mayor Eddie Sundquist to the Labor Day Fest Committee about the 2020 Labor Day Festival:
“It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you we will not be having the large festival we all were looking forward to this year. The Labor Day festival has been a staple of the community for so many years, has honored our brothers and sisters in labor, and has provided a much needed time of rest and relaxation for our families.
With the addition of COVID-19 making large gatherings difficult, and a large financial strain on the City from lost revenue, we have decided to forgo a large festival this year. However, I want to let the committee know that I am determined to celebrate men and women of labor in the Jamestown community. Although this year may have to be a much smaller and muted ceremony, we will still honor the sacrifices people have made in pursuit of better working conditions and a better life, here in the City of Jamestown.”