The Great Falls Labor Day Festival Canceled | Paterson Times

The Great Falls Labor Day Festival Canceled


The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs has cracked down on Paterson for spending money the city doesn’t have on festivals such as Mother’s Day Breakfast, and serving refreshments for National Night Out celebrations. The latest of the cuts is the Great Falls Labor Day Festival that attracts about 70,000 people, as was reported by a lesser known paper.

The city normally spends a fixed amount of $25,000 and adds another $90,000 to $120,000 for police, fire and public workers for the festival.

Mayor Jeffrey Jones said ““No one in their right mind wants to do an event that loses money, especially when the taxpayers are involved. We’re trying to develop a new format where we can get everything we want – the fun and entertainment – without using the tax dollars.’’

The city hopes to instead do a Autumn Fest in October.

  • George Osborne

    Its about time. Start pending money on cleaning the town. Its disgusting and that money needs to go there not parties. If you continue taking money from the things we need and putting it towards stupid stuff like you have been doing in the past. Paterson will become another Camden. Also, my fellow Patersonians need to take a closer look at their leaders and remove them from office. Paterson is ij the shape that it is in because your ELECTED officials dont give a damn. VOTE THEM OUT especially Pascrell. You need new blood and new visions for Paterson, not the old and weary.