LAWRENCE, MA - The 29th annual Bread and Roses Heritage Festival is a celebration of the ethnic diversity and labor history of Lawrence, MA, takes place on Labor Day, Mon., September 2, 12:00-6:00 p.m., in honor of the most significant event in Lawrence history: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike.
The event is memorialized with a variety of music and dance, poetry and drama, ethnic food, walking and trolley tours, and a section for history and labor organizations, as well as a speakers’ tent, all on Lawrence’s Campagnone Common. The event also hosts organizations representing the community and advocating for social justice. Lots of children’s activities have also been planned: pony rides, jugglers, hula hoops, and face painting
Bread and Roses is the only broadly multicultural festival in Lawrence, the Immigrant City. And it is the only festival in the region which celebrates Labor Day, in the most appropriate location, the site of the Bread and Roses Strike.
The festival is a one-day ‘open air’ celebration for the whole family. For more information, visit www.breadandrosesheritage.org or call 978-794-1655.