Monday will bring the time-honored tradition of parades. We wrote about Bloomfield’s here last week. Glen Ridge has a traditional Memorial Day Parade that starts down Ridgewood Avenue at 11 a.m., followed by a Service of Remembrance at the Ridgewood Avenue School and then a festive town picnic. For details, click here.
Maplewood has a big parade as well as a famed Rubber Duck Race, where people “sponsor” rubber ducks that are dumped in the river in a slow float toward the finish line.
Montclair Township’s Memorial Day tribute is on Monday at 10:00 a.m., in Edgemont Park, with Deputy-Mayor Kathryn Weller-Demming presiding as MC and Rev. Edmund E. Martin of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church delivering the invocation, the blessing of the wreaths and the benediction. For more information, click here.
Some folks like to get away for the weekend and head to the beach or the countryside. NJ Transit will run extra outbound trains and busses on Friday, on the Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast, Raritan Valley, Morris & Essex, and Port Jervis lines starting at approximately 1 p.m, and on Monday trains will operate on a weekend/major holiday schedule on all lines.
It will help if the weather clears up; according to the National Weather Service, the sogginess should be gone by Saturday.
So what are your plans for the weekend? Vote in our poll, and tell us more in comments.