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Primo Maggio 2017 – Traditional Dinner at the Old Labor Hall

Italian picnic in Barre's northend

Sunday, April 30  Buy ticket now
For Primo Maggio 2017, the Socialist Labor Party Hall continues the tradition of Primo Maggio commemorations begun by the founders of the Hall with the combination of food, fun, and education favored in the early days of the Hall. This year in honor of the Italian founders of the Hall, we return to Italian food as the focus of our event.
5:00 pm Social Hour (cash bar)
6:00 pm Traditional Italian Dinner
7:00 pm Illustrated talk by John Carafoli, author of Great Italian American Food in New England and music with baritone John Murelle with The John Salerno Trio (keyboard John Salerno, Dennis Nobrega on reeds and Al Orlando on guitar and mandolin) in That's Amore a concert of popular songs from and about Italy.

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Primo Maggio 2017 – events at the Old Labor Hall

Primo Maggio 2017 events pictures - Trans-Atlantic Band, Eugene V Debs, Bernie Sanders

Save the dates!

To celebrate Primo Maggio 2017, the Socialist Labor Party Hall will be hosting a series of events to continue the tradition begun by the founders of the Hall. 

Friday, April 28 at 7:00 pm -From Debs to Sanders: Fighting for Change

Sunday, April 30 at 5:00pm - Primo Maggio Traditional Italian Dinner

May 13 at 7:00 pm  - Global Labor Film Festival presents A Day's Work

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Organizing for Action — a Workshop with Si Kahn


Because of the impending storm and Si's need to catch a plane right after the workshop, he regretfully has had to cancel. He has promised to reschedule the workshop to a date in August? When we expect the better weather will enable us to share the benefit of his years of organizing experience.
Tuesday, March 14 at 9:00 am

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Tom Davis Memorial

Tom Davis in front of the Old Labor Hall (photo Mark Greenberg)

Barre Historical Society and Vermont Labor History Society Board Member, Tom Davis, died unexpectedly on February 16 at age 85. His was a life well lived to the very last. His contributions to the people of Vermont cannot be overstated.

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La Soirée Sucrée 2016 — Celebrating Barre’s Quebecois Heritage

Chef Tim describes the pastires to patrons at Soirée Sucrée

Thursday, July 28, 5:30 - 8:30 pm 

This year again, as part of the Barre Heritage Festival, the Old Labor Hall is celebrating Barre's French Canadian heritage with Soirée Sucrée 2016 in honor of the Barre Historical Society's late president Chet Briggs.
The evening is divided into three exciting components—all for one low price.
►French Dessert Competition
►French Dessert Tasting
►French-Canadian music by the Beaudoin Family 

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2016 Global Labor Film Festival

Marquee for 2016 Global Labor Film Festival showing of How Green Was My Valley

Saturday, May 22 at 7:00 pm

Free and open to the public.
Barre joins cities all over the world participating in the Global Labor Film Festival with its showing of the 1941 blockbuster, How Green Was My Valley which won five Oscars: Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Picture.

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