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2008 4th of July celebrations in New Jersey

Fourth of July is a great time to get together with Family, BBQ, Picnic, go to Parades, Celebrate the history of our country and of Course see and Hear Fireworks (Ooohh Aaahh)
Here are a few tips to make you fireworks viewing with smaller children more enjoyable
Bring the following:
Chairs (The Folding type that have their own carry bag are probably your best choice)
Insect Repellent (Mosquitoes can make even adults cranky)
Ear Plugs (Loud noises can be too much for younger children)
Blanket or Sweatshirt and favorite stuffed animals
Snacks and Drinks
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Here is a list of some July 4th events in New Jersey

* * * JULY 4TH EVENTS * * *

Fair Lawn – Fireworks will be held Wednesday at Memorial Park, First Street and Berdan Avenue. Gates Open at 7:30 p.m. Rain date is Thursday. Tickets can be bought at municipal building on Fair Lawn Avenue. Cost is $7, $5 for seniors and kids; Cost at the gate is a few bucks more.

Hasbrouck Heights – Festivities include a DJ entertainment at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Gary Depkin Athletic Field, Route 17 and Franklin Avenue, will be followed by a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

Pequannock – A fireworks display will take place at Wednesday at Pequannock Twp high School, 85 Sunset Road. Rain date is Thursday.

Verona – Wednesday July 2, 7-10 p.m. Verona High School, 151 Fairview Ave. Contact: (973) 239-3220.

East Rutherford – 2 p.m. - 2 a.m. Giants Stadium Fairgrounds, Meadowlands Sports Complex. Contact: (973) 450-1073.

Englewood – A concert and fireworks will be held Thursday beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the lawn of Dwight-Morrow High School on Knockerbocker Road. Admission is free. Rain date is Sunday.

Fort Lee – The borough will present a Fireworks Spectacular by the Grucci Family at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday on Lemoine Avenue between Main Street and Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. Admission is free.

Garfield – Fireworks will be presented at dusk Thursday at 20th Century Field, Gaston Avenue and Elizabeth Street. Admission is free.

Paterson – A fireworks display sponsored by the Business of Merchants of Downtown Paterson in conjunction with the City of Paterson will be held at dusk Thursday. The display will last about 20 minutes and can be viewed from the Great Falls and the Paterson Museum parking lot at Spruce and Market streets.

River Edge – Music will be playing Thursday starting at 7:30 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park. Food will be available beginning at 6:30 p.m. A parade will step off at 11 a.m. Friday at Bogert Road and continue to Continental Avenue. Fireworks will kick off at 9:15 p.m. Friday and may be viewed from the Yeshiva of North Jersey parking lot off Kinderkamack Road. Rain date is Sunday.

Teaneck – Celebrations begin Thursday from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Votee Park, with musical entertainment. On Friday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. also in Votee Park, pony rides, jugglers, face painters, a Moonwalk, comedy show, band and trackless train will be featured.

Wayne – Wayne PAL will sponsored fireworks at dusk Thursday at the Wayne Valley High School field on Valley Road. Rain date is July 7. Gates will open at 6 p.m. Admission will be $10 per family.

West Milford – The annual “Thunder in the Highlands” program will be held Thursday at the Jungle Habitat property on Airport Road. Food, games and entertainment start at 6 p.m. Fireworks will start at 9:30 p.m. Guests should bring chairs. Coolers not permitted. Cost is $10 per car. There will be no overflow parking areas or shuttles this year. Rain date is July 11.

FRIDAY July 4th
Allendale – Festivities will take place Friday beginning at 8:30 a.m. with field events at Recreation Park. There will be a band concert and fireworks at Crestwood Lake beginning at 7:30 p.m. The evening events are for residents and their guests. Tickets must be presented for admission. Rain date is Saturday.

Cresskill – Residents are invited to a celebration beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at the Community and Sports Center, 100 Third St. Tickets must be picked up in advance at Borough Hall. Rain date is Saturday.

Glen Rock – A parade with the theme “Glen Rock Goes Green” will take place Friday between 9:30 a.m. at Harristown Road and Hamilton Avenue ending at the pool on Doremus Avenue.

Hackensack – Festivities are planned Friday in Foschini Park off River Street and Midtown Bridge Approach. There will be games, rides, food, flea market, and music at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free.

Lyndhurst – Festivities for residents will be Friday at 6 p.m. behind little league fields on Riverside Avenue. Music, food and beverages available. Patriotic exercise at 8:30 p.m. will be followed by a fireworks display. Admission is free. Rain date is Saturday.

Oradell – A parade will be at 9 a.m. Friday rain or shine at Oradell Avenue and Third Street and end at Memorial Field on Prospect Avenue. A ceremony, food and festivities will follow. Admission is free.

Paramus – Celebrations will begin at 9 a.m. Friday with a parade from Fairview Avenue and Century Road to Memorial School. The annual soft ball game between the fire and police departments will be held at 8 p.m. Saturday at Gennarelli Sports Complex next to Garden State Plaza. From 5 p.m. to dusk Sunday, the sports complex will be the site of a block party featuring food booths, kiddie rides, entertainment, and music at 7 p.m., then fireworks.

Ramsey – The Ramsey Centennial Birthday Party and Fourth of July celebration will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday at Finch Park on Church Street.

Ridgewood - Evening Activities and Fireworks Tickets Friday, July 4th, 2008 Raindate - Monday, July 7th Veteran's Field, Ridgewood, New Jersey While the Parade is free, Fireworks Tickets are required for entrance to Vet's Field. Donations for Fireworks Tickets is one of the Celebration's largest sources of income.
Purchase tickets in advance at local merchants for $5.00 each. Tickets are available beginning Monday, June 3rd.

Ridgefield Park – Observances Friday will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a flag-raising by the Boy Scouts at Memorial Plaza, Euclid Avenue at Mount Vernon Street. The main parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Hudson Avenue and Preston Street and end at Brewster Park. Evening entertainment and food starts at 7:30 p.m., then fireworks. Rain date for fireworks is Saturday.

Rutherford – Celebrations will be held Friday beginning at 10 a.m. in Lincoln Park. Fireworks kick off at 9:15 p.m. Rain date is Saturday.

Tenafly – Celebrations will be held Friday beginning with amusements, games and food from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roosevelt Common. A concert will be held at Tenafly High School on Columbus Drive and will be followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Bring chairs or blankets.

Clifton – A family picnic will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park on Main Street. A fireworks display will begin at dusk at the Clifton Schools Stadium in the park. Tickets are $3. A concert by Clifton Community Band will follow the fireworks.

Hawthorne – The Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a fireworks display at 8:30 p.. Friday at the Hawthorne High School athletic field. Tickets are $6 at the gate.

Little Falls – A street fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday on Main Street and Stevens Avenue, featuring food and merchandise vendors, entertainment, rides, face painting and art.

Ringwood – Festivities Friday, rain or shine, at Ringwood Manor in Ringwood State Park will begin at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Parking cost is $5.

Belleville - The festivities will start with the Recreation Department’s annual field day for youngsters, ages 4 – 12 at the Municipal Stadium starting promptly at 9:30 AM. The events, which will be open to all Belleville residents 4-12.
On Friday night, July 4th, a fireworks display will be presented at the Stadium starting at sundown (approximately 9:15 PM). The rain date for these events will be Saturday, July 5th.

Maplewood – The 106th annual Maplewood July 4th celebration will open at 8 a.m. in Ricalton Square. The Push Pedal Pull Parade kicks off at 8:15 a.m. Dashes and Relays and the first annual 5K run will begin at 9 a.m. The Art Project starts at 10 a.m. followed by the Ice Cream Eating Contest at 11 a.m. The Baking Contest starts at 11:30 a.m.. Adult Softball, Percussion Forest and the Pet Show open the afternoon at 12 noon. The Circus will open at 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Live music will fill their air from 3:30 p.m. until the fireworks, which will light up the sky at 9 p.m. Races and other contests require registration.

Milburn – An Old-Fashioned 4th of July Celebration will begin at Taylor Park at 9 a.m. with a flag raising and Patriot Award presentation. The Bike-Trike-Stroller Parade will start at 9:30 a.m. The baseball skills competition and girls softball game will start at 10 a.m. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. family games, amusement rides, duck races, pony rides and a Revolutionary War encampment will be held. At 7 p.m. the celebration will move to the high school, where chairs are prohibited on artificial turf. DJ Krazy Kat will provide the music up until the fireworks, which will launch at 9:30 p.m. Rain Date is Saturday, July 5.

Nutley – At Nutley Oval Park, Nutley's Fourth of July Civic Celebration will begin with registration for the Fire Cracker Competition at 9 a.m. The competition will include potato sack races, a football throw and running races. From 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. the town will shut down Franklin Avenue from Chestnut Street to Church Street to make room for an inflatable moonwalk, obstacle course, face painting, rock wall climbing, bungee trampoline, festival food and Slipped Disc Inc. Fireworks will begin at dusk.

Livingston – Celebrations in Livingston will begin at 9 a.m. with a classic auto show in the parking lot between Livingston High School and Livingston Pool. The day will continue with a swim carnival, country fair, the American Legion baseball game, carnival rides and the Livingston Police Department child ID program. The afternoon will feature pony rides, crafts, nine hole mini-golf, an interactive DJ show, a frozen T-shirt contest and a twisted sports spin-off. Tramps Like Us will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Montclair – The Independence Day parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Bloomfield Avenue and S. Fullerton Ave., and proceed to the park. In the park, bands, bagpipers, stilt walkers, jugglers and face painters will fill out the early portion of the day. At 7 p.m. the celebration will move to Mountainside Park where The Kootz will rock until the 9 p.m. fireworks.
Complimentary train service to Mountainside Park will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Bay Street stop and will run until the end of the night. Shuttle buses to the fireworks will also be available at the Montclair State University Red Hawk Parking Deck.

– The gates will open at Foley Field at 5 p.m. for an evening of music, food and fireworks. Jersey Sound will cover hits from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Children, and children of all ages will have the chance to enjoy the kids carnival and face painting. Fireworks will begin at dusk.

The Caldwells – West Caldwell, along with North Caldwell, Caldwell, Essex Fells and Roseland will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks at dusk. Gates to the high school open at 7 p.m. Rain date is the following evening.
Saturday July 5th
Morristown –
Free Fourth of July fireworks at dusk. The public is welcome to enjoy picnics in the park before the fireworks. Held at Morris Lewis County Park, 270 Mendham Road.

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