Independence Day is upon us, and there's plenty to do around our towns to celebrate. There's free fireworks, music, various activities for children, and more. If you know of a 4th of July Event in the New Providence - Berkeley Heights - Mountainside area that that you think we should include, please email Caitlin.Mahon@patch.com.
New Providence will celebrate Independence Day with a Fireworks display, sponsored by the New Providence Business and Professional Association.
Festivities will begin on Tuesday, July 3 around the intersection of South Street and Springfield Avenue.
Joe Steiner, president of Organization Resources that produces the event for the NPBPA, said the event will begin at 7 p.m. with walking acts and a DJ will begin warming up the crowds. The DJ will play until 9:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., kids will be able to take chalk to the street and draw whatever Independence Day passion hits them.
“I think we’ll have a pretty good crowd since it’ll be in the middle of the week,” Steiner said. July 3 is a Tuesday.
Steiner said the New Providence business community is the sponsor of the event, with Investors Savings Bank being the lead sponsor.
Mountainside will host it’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration, which is sponsored by the Mayor and Council, Police Athletic League and the Mountainside Fire Department.
"We have been spoonsoring the fireworks in Mountainside for over 100 years," said Fire Chief Peter Esemplare. "It's our way of giving back to the community."
Esemplare noted that public participation has increased in recent years and expects more people than ever this year, so plan ahead if you are going to attend.
Festivities will start at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, located at 300 Central Ave. in Mountainside.
The Mountainside Police Athletic League (PAL) will hand out free ice cream to children while supplies last. The Rain date for the event is July 5.
Berkeley Heights does not host a Fourth of July Fireworks in lieu of the Annual Mount St. Carmel Festival, which begins on July 12, and Fireworks that will be held on July 16.
More information will be added to this article if it becomes available.