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WHAT: Labor Day Weekend Firework Display
WHERE: Boston, USA
VENUE: Boston Harbor
WHEN: Saturday 31st August 2013
Calling all firework lovers from all corners of the world. You may remember a little while back we asked for your support with the PassFire project. Well, we need your help once again in support of another great cause.
The Boston waterfront (not for profit) department need to raise $20,000 to bring back the amazing fireworks display to Boston Harbor on Labor Day Weekend, which takes place on Saturday 31st August 2013.
The Boston waterfront non-profits and public organizations have all got together to make this special event happen again – but they need your help.
The Boston Harbor Association have started a Kick-starter project called ‘Bring Back Boston Harbor Fireworks Labor Day Weekend 2013′ but the project will only be funded if at least $20,000 is raised by Thursday 6th June 2013. You can read more about this special event on their Kick-starter page.
Please donate generously. You can donate as little as $1 and the more kind-hearted donors will be treated to a once in a lifetime experience such as a free ferry ride out to play extreme croquet on the Harbor Islands, free passes to the Institute of Contemporary Art, an amazing 2 hour cruise of Boston Harbor on Wednesday 12th June and exclusive viewing points courtesy of the splendid Boston Harbor Hotel.
Here”s a list of the public and non-profit organizations that strongly support this fantastic family event – Lets all get together and make this happen
The Boston Harbor Association
Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston Children’s Museum
New England Aquarium
USS Constitution Museum
Boston National Historic Park
Boston Harbor Island Alliance
Design Museum Boston
Freedom Trail Foundation
Mass Department of Conservation and Recreation
Goodbye Summer hello fireworks
Labour day in the USA and Canada is just around the corner, so it’s time for the ladies to go… dare I say it, “shoe shopping”, not that they usually need a reason.
Originally formed by the trade unions, fighting for a fair days work, now generally defined as eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest, Labour Day is also said to celebrate or say goodbye to the summer.
As all Ladies from North America will know, it’s bad luck to wear white, especially white shoes, after labour day celebrated on the 1st Monday of September, which this year falls on the fifth. The reason behind this is unclear but the most logical reason we found was simply this:
As the colder nights move in there is less sun around, and as we all know white reflects light and therefore heat, darker colours (colors for our American friends) absorb these – therefore keeping you warmer.
Not wearing white is taken so seriously that even the US navy change their uniforms from white to blue on the 1st Monday in September.
The 1st Labour Day parade was held in New York on the 5th of September 1882. This year in the Big Apple there will be parades, barbecue’s, celebrations, trade union members events, high school bands, politicians, police and fire department festivities, and of course fireworks, most of the fun will be in Manhattan on 5th Ave.
All across the world from New Zealand to Syria, Trinidad and Tobago to Jamaica, people will be celebrating Labour Day on different days and for different reasons, but hopefully all with Fireworks.