July 4th Doesn't End With Barbecues
There's still plenty of fireworks —both locally and nationally — and other events to help close out the day.
Today is July 4, the day we celebrate Independence Day.
So, after all the barbecues, cookouts and hoopla celebrating our nation's 236th birthday, don't think your celebrating is done.
There's still plenty to do — including watching local fireworks.
Here's a list of local events you can be part of to help make your Fourth memorable:
• A Montclair July 4th fireworks display will take place at Yogi Berra Stadium on Montclair State University’s campus. Gates open at 7 p.m. Free parking will be available at the Carparc Diem deck, adjacent to Floyd Hall Arena. Overflow vehicles will be directed to other parking areas. (Please note: the Red Hawk Parking Deck will be closed.) For more information, click here.
• The Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks are back for the 36th year in a row on Wednesday in New York City. This year's event features a performance by Katy Perry. For more information, click here.
• The Philly 4th of July Jam and Grand Finale Fireworks (Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 20th and Eakins Oval, 7-10 p.m.) hosts hip-hop/soul combo (and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon house band) The Roots. The festival’s Musical Director Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson will perform alongside Queen Latifah, Daryl Hall, Common, Joe Jonas and more special guests, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Following this spectacular performance will be a fireworks display over the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For more information, click here.
Verona Summer Concert Series
Verona Township Pool, 257 Fairview Ave., Verona
Tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
“Alotta Colada” - The sounds of the summer and the Islands come alive with this entertaining band. They are comprised of an all-star lineup of seasoned musicians of Verona residents.
PLAN AHEAD: Movie Under the Stars “Dolphin Tale”
Morgan Farm, 903 Pompton Ave., Cedar Grove
Friday 8:30 p.m.
Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Dolphin Tale is inspired by the amazing true story of a dolphin and the strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter's prognosis is dire. PG, 1 hr. 53 min.