W. Orange celebrates American independence with pomp

W. Orange celebrates American independence with pomp

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A good time was had by all at West Orange High School on Monday, July 4, in celebration of United States’ Independence Day. The festivities included games, such as sack races, above; contests; and lots of fun. The night was capped by spectacular fireworks, their red glares bursting in the air despite […]

Maplewood fireworks to go up tonight

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — After being rained out last night on Monday, July 4, Maplewood Township will host its fireworks tonight, Monday, July 5, at 9 p.m. in Memorial Park to celebrate American independence. No wristbands need be purchased for this event, but there will also be no refunds for those who purchased wristbands in anticipation […]

Celebrate the Fourth in Maplewood

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood invites everyone to a full day of festivities in Memorial Park, with live music, boardwalk games, face painting, a classic car show, the Zerbini Family Circus and much, much more. Opening ceremonies will be held at 8 a.m. in Ricalton Square, and the fireworks display, the final component of the daylong […]

Music and light show on July 4

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — “The Jersey Girls” will perform as part of Maplewood’s all-day July 4 concert and will be “keeping the harmony of the ’60s, ’70s and more alive!” The Jersey Girls specialize in songs that have strong vocal harmony reminiscent of the original recordings. To top things off, the show will include a light […]

Maplewood July 4 dunk tank to benefit rescue squad

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Maplewood Civic Association’s July 4 Committee recently announced that the South Orange Rescue Squad is confirmed as host and beneficiary of the dunk-tank fundraiser. With help from residents, some good sports will get a good dunking. The rescue squad will be on standby during the July 4 celebration. The dunk tank […]

Get your July 4 wristband

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year’s Maplewood July 4 celebration marks a switch from tags to wristbands for admission, which are expected to shorten entry lines and ease movement. Celebrants have the option to purchase wristbands online with the ability to choose which time to see the circus show. Wristbands are required for entry and can […]

Participate in Maplewood’s July 4 art project

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — If there ever was one activity that epitomized Maplewood’s Fourth of July as a communitywide endeavor in the best spirit of Maplewood, it would have to be the art project. The 2016 iteration of this Fourth of July tradition, the art project spearheaded by John Kaufman will be mounted on the big […]

Maplewood adds car show to July 4 festivities

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — This year’s Maplewood July 4 celebration will include the township’s first car show on Monday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Memorial Park. Car owners can enter their vehicles free online at www.maplewoodcivic.org. Trophies will be awarded. Cool cars, movie cars, celebrity cars, antique cars, collector cars, muscle cars, […]

Maplewood’s July 4th adds food court

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township recently announced the return this year of the traditional 4th of July festivities to Maplewood Memorial Park on Monday, July 4, but with this year’s celebration bigger and better, with enhanced all-day attractions. New this year will be a food court in Memorial Park as part of the enhanced daytime […]