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July Fourth Maplewood
A Full Day of Family Fun, including Circus & Fireworks. Organized by Fourth of July Committee, MCA, financed by your Tag purchase.
7:45 a.m., Ricalton Square, assemble for 8 a.m. Opening Ceremonies.
8:15 a.m. Bikes, etc. Parade — Everything Push, Pedal or Pull: red, white & blue decorated bikes, kazoos, toddlers’ pots & pans, rollerbladers. Neighborhood groups and organizations invited to create original theme entries.
9 a.m. Races, athletic field opposite Town Hall (require sign-up form; Maplewood residents). Girl Scouts’ morning concession (coffee, water, etc.) near Skate House.
9 to 9:40 a.m. Fourth of July 5K Run starts and finishes on Oakview Avenue near Skate House (watch for 5K flyers for information).
10 a.m. Art Project, downhill from Maplewood Station, build and decorate “Cube3” by John Kaufman, sponsored by Memorial Post 10120 VFW and 1978 Maplewood Arts Center (all ages, Maplewood residents).
11 a.m. Ice Cream Eating Contests, presented by Maplewood Rotary, picnic area next to playground (Maplewood residents K-12 & Adults).
11:30 a.m. Baking Contest (all ages, Maplewood residents; entries must be at Town Hall between 9 and 9:30 a.m.).
12 noon Pet Show, Main Library (all types, all sizes; Maplewood residents) presented by Jersey Animal Coalition.
Adult Softball 12 to 3 p.m., athletic field opposite Town Hall.
Kids’ Percussion Forest by Jamie Ross starting at 12, downhill from RR station.
Zerbini Family Circus at 1:00, 3:30 and 6 p.m., under the big top, rain or shine. First come first served — No reserved seats, seating limited, line up early!
Live Music 3:30 p.m. until fireworks: local young and adult bands, on lawn opposite town hall. Ice cream on sale; hotdogs and soda sold by Boy Scout Troop 5.
Fireworks 9 p.m., come early, times approximate.
|Where||Memorial Park 124 Dunnell Rd, Maplewood, NJ 07040|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:45 am–9:30 pm|
|Phone||Chris Prenovost, committee chairman, (973) 378-2239|
|Price||Tags required ($10 per tag, babes in arms free).|
|Tickets||Organization: Fourth of July Committee of the Maplewood Civic Association Contact: Chris Prenovost, committee chairman, (973) 378-2239.|
More About Memorial Park
Many Maplewood residents are transplanted New Yorkers. The town's easy commute to the Big Apple certainly attracts former Gothamites. But we can't help but wonder if the fact that Maplewood has a central park, of sorts, adds to its former New Yorker appeal.
Memorial Park is at the heart of the town, as it's bordered by the train station, the Municipal Building, the Maplewood Library and the town's country club.
The park features two playgrounds, two multi-purpose fields, three tennis courts and four picnic tables.