July 4 Picnics and Fireworks: What You Need to Know

Montclair’s annual Township 4th of July Picnic is just around the corner. The festivities will be held immediately following the parade at Edgemont Park on Wednesday from 12:30-3pm.  Enjoy live music and a variety of refreshments by Church Street Catering and Applegate Farms.

Musicians scheduled to play include Carrie Cantor, Malcolm Marsden, Dr. Julian Paul Keenan, Guitaro 5000 & Straight Nasty, Bob Cannon, Michael Reitman, Daniel McBride-13 Hands, Meg Beattie and a few surprise guests like last year’s Billy Karcher of the Fabulous Flemtones, who may just show up again to play this year.

This year’s Picnic also is a designated food-drop donation site for the Montclair Human Needs Pantry, which will celebrate its 25th year of service in Montclair this September.  “We appreciate all donations, year round, especially in the summertime when schools are closed,” said Deanna London, Director. “Families we service need to provide extra meals for their children in the summer.  We accept canned and boxed goods, soaps, shampoos, toothpaste, detergents, toilet tissue and shopping bags.  Certain perishable items are welcome, such as fresh vegetables, fruit and bread.”

For more information about the Montclair 4th of July festivities, including the Parade and Fireworks Display, click here

If you’re thinking of heading into New York City instead for the Macy’s Fireworks on the Hudson River, NJ Transit will run extra trains and busses. Here’s more information:

On the Morris & Essex Lines, NJ TRANSIT will supplement existing weekend service with eight additional trains to and from Hoboken Terminal, including four trips between Dover and Hoboken, three trips between Summit and Hoboken, and an additional trip from Newark Broad Street to Hoboken.  Additional trains to Hoboken before the event will operate between approximately 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.  After the show, extra Morris & Essex trains are scheduled to depart Hoboken at 10:05 p.m., 10:40 p.m., 11:30 p.m. and 12:25 a.m.

Click here for more information.


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