Southaven County Park
761 Victory Avenue
Yaphank, NY 11980
As New York State’s largest independent labor union, the Suffolk Association of Municipal Employees is organizing this event in the spirit of singer songwriters like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger and rock artists like Bruce Springsteen, who capture the voice of working Americans. We will be drawing support from our 10,000 active members, the 250,000-member Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, which has recently signed on as a major event sponsor, and the 3 million people who call Long Island home.
The May Day “Mayday” Festival is being organized to raise awareness of the issues facing working people today and to promote solidarity not only across labor unions but between all people who work to provide for their families. It will be a non-profit endeavor open to the general public, with all net proceeds going to fund charitable causes—from scholarships for union members and their families, to promoting union organizing and activism, to putting food on our neighbors’ tables by supporting Long Island Cares: The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
We are your friends, family members, and neighbors. Come join us for a great day of live music, award winning craft beer, local Long Island wine, and a multitude of diverse food truck options all amidst the bucolic scenery of .
Suffolk AME is NY’s largest independent labor union, representing Suffolk's municipal employees. Suffolk AME negotiates and enforces equitable contracts for its members and helps ensure a skilled, dedicated, and educated workforce for Suffolk County.