Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks

July 3, 2014 at 9:08 AM

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – While Scotch Plains and Fanwood do not host fireworks displays, several towns in the area do. Here's the schedule:

Thursday, July 3 (Postponements)

Roselle Park - Webster Avenue West - 9:00 p.m.  POSTPONED (Moved to National Night Out, Tuesday August 5)

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New Providence - South Street - 9:30 p.m.  POSTPONED (Moved to Saturday, July 5)

Friday, July 4

Union - Biertuempfel Park - concert, 7:30 p.m.; fireworks, 9:00 p.m.

Clark - Arthur L. Johnson High School - 8:30 p.m.

Mountainside - Our Lady of Lourdes & Deerfield School - 8:30 p.m.

Cranford - Nomahegan Park - 9:00 p.m.

Springfield - Meisel Field - 9:00 p.m.

Rahway - Greenfield Park and Rahway River Park - 9:30 p.m.

Feeling adventuresome?

The annual Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show is moving from the Hudson River to the East River near the Brooklyn Bridge. Some advice: Get there early, as people begin lining up along the South Street Seaport and on the Brooklyn side well in advance of the show's 9:00 p.m. start time on Friday.

Busy on the Fourth?

Saturday, July 5

Plainfield hosts fireworks at Cedarbrook Park on Saturday, July 5 at 8:30 p.m.

Roselle Park - Webster Avenue West - 9:00 p.m.

New Providence - South Street - 9:30 p.m. 

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