Saturday, June 27, 2020

Ridgefield Park Fourth

27-June-2020
   The Village of Ridgefield Park will hold its 125th consecutive Fourth of July celebration this year.  While some activities have been cancelled, others will still place with safe guards in place. The Home Decorating contact is still a part of this year event. All homes wishing to be part of the contest must  submit their entries by Wednesday- 1-July. Judging will take place on Friday-3- July and start after 3:00p. The Judges will drive by to review the contestants.
   The Fire Department inspection and the Baby & Youth Parade have both been cancelled for this year.  On 4-July-2020, the reading of the Declaration of Independence is schedule to start at 7:30 a. This will take place on the Memorial Plaza located at Euclid Ave. and Mt. Vernon St.  This will be followed by the Raising of the Official flag of Ridgefield Park. 
  The Civic Parade will have an expanded route through the Village.  This year it will be an all motorized event. There will be no marching or live bands. The parade will start at Hudson  Ave. at Mt. Vernon St. It will travel North on Hudson and make its way to Union Plaza were it will turn left. The Parade will continue to Main St. and turn left there. The caravan will proceed South bound on Main St on its way to Brinkerhoff St. It will turn left on to  Brinkerhoff St then make the final left turn on to Euclid Ave. The Parade will end at Hobart St. just before the Euclid Ave split. 
   This years parade will honor the hometown “Heroes” - health care workers,  first responders, and  essential service employees. They will are also be honoring those essential businesses who stayed open during the early days of the “Stay-in-Place” order.  
The extended parade route is to encourage social distancing. They are asking all of the parade viewers to follow the current guidelines and wear masks and practice social distancing while viewing the parade. For additional information please visit the Ridgefield Park Fourth of July Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RP4thJulyCommittee .
   The unofficial start of the weekend festivities will be the opening performance of the Summer Concert Series.  This will begin on Wednesday-1-July and continue for the next nine weeks. The first concert will feature the Sandy Stone Trio, with their mix of classic and contemporary Rock, Soul, Pop and other music. This will be held in the band shell at McGowan Park scheduled to start at 7:00p. In case of rain, or other weather event the make-up performance will be held the following day. The second show feature the Larry Umana Latin Jazz Project will take place on  Wednesday-8-July and be held in Veteran’s Park,  also starting at 7:00p. Veteran’s Park is located off Overlook Ave. Ridgefield Park, NJ. All the rest of the concerts will again be held at the band shell at McGowan Park all starting at 7:00p McGowan Park is located along Bergen Turnpike in Ridgefield Park, NJ.
  For more information please call Lisset Torres at 201-280-0674 or go to their website at:
  https://www.ridgefieldpark.org/concerts-art-culture

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