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Top Things To Do This Month: Bergen County, Fourth of July Events

Donald McDermott

A Discussion for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Bergen County Special Services, 327 E. Ridgewood Ave., Paramus, (212)305-2700, cpcenter@cumc.columbia.edu. July 27.
The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center welcomes Dr. Joshua E. Hyman, Associae Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University, to this informative discussion that explores the topic, "How do I know if surgery can help my child?" Free admission. 7pm.


State Fair Meadowlands
MetLife Stadium Parking Lot, Stadium Road, East Rutherford. For tickets and more information, call (201)503-8083 or visit www.njfair.com, July 1-5.
Bergen County comes alive with amazing sights and sounds when State Fair Meadowlands returns by popular demand! The ultimate annual family experience features plenty of action-packed excitement, from delicious food, thrilling rides, games and exhibits, to live animals, shopping, an array of live entertainment. The festivities will be highlighted by an amazing fireworks display on July 3 and 4!

65th Annual Independence Day Event
Various locations throughout Montclair, (973)509-4915, www.montclairnjusa.org, July 4.
The town of Montclair comes alive for a 65th consecutive year in honor of our nation’s anniversary! The day long festivities will begin at 11am with a parade along Bloomfield Avenue that includes firetrucks, floats, marching bands, special guests and more! The parade makes its way to Edgemont Park at noon just in time for the 4th of July Family Picnic, complete with a magic show, live music, face painting, spin art, balloon artists, and food vendors. The amazing day comes to a close with an astounding evening fireworks show at Yogi Berra Stadium on the Campus of Montclair State University.

Celebrate the 4th on the 2nd!

Secaucus Municipal Swim Complex, 2000 Koelle Boulevard, Secaucus, (201)330-2076, www.secaucusnj.org, July 2.
Secaucus celebrates the 4th of July a few days early this year! The town welcomes visitors of all ages as they sponsor a community festival featuring food, amusements and entertainment at the Secaucus Municipal Swim Complex. The fun wraps up around 9pm with an amazing fireworks show!

Freedom Festival
County College of Morris, Center Grove Road, Randolph, (973)989-7100, www.randolphnj.org, July 2-4.
The Township of Randolph celebrates Independence Day with an unforgettable three day carnival that includes rides, foods, a DJ, and free live entertainment for the whole family. The grand finale of the festivities will be a captivating fireworks show on July 4!

The Stars & Stripes Celebration
Raritan Bay Waterfront Park, South Amboy, (732)745-3900, www.celebratestarsandstripes.com, July 2.
A partnership between Perth Amboy, South Amboy, and Staten Island, this second annual event was put together to excite and entertain visitors of all ages. The free Independence Day celebration features an outrageous festival from 5-10pm that includes food vendors, live entertainment, and an array of festivities. An out of this world Garden State Fireworks display is scheduled at 9:20pm. (Rain date for the fireworks will be July 3).

4th of July Community Festival
Township Municipal Complex, 475 Demott Lane, Somerset, (732)418-5429, www.franklintwpnj.org, July 2.
Franklin Township celebrates our Independence Day with an evening of festivities that come complete with food vendors, a kid’s zone, live music, an art show, and much more! The festivities come to a close with an eye catching fireworks show that lights up the night sky at approximately 9:15pm.