Arts & Entertainment

Star-Spangled Weekend: Patriots Host Post-Game Holiday Fireworks July 2nd & July 3rd

4aba1ec810806327d4cb_sompixpatsjuly4thlogo.jpg
4aba1ec810806327d4cb_sompixpatsjuly4thlogo.jpg

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The atmosphere will be electric, and the skies bursting with pyrotechnics as the Somerset Patriots celebrate Independence Day with a Star Spangled Weekend.

The Atlantic League champion Patriots will play all three games against the Bridgeport Bluefish. Gates open at 6 p.m. for all three games. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. 

The first half of the 2016 season concludes with the Sunday, July 3rd game; the Patriots and Long Island Ducks are locked in a see-saw, down-to-the-wire race for the Atlantic League’s Liberty Division Championship.

Sign Up for E-News

Friday, July 1st kicks off the holiday weekend with the Patriots’ annual Rutgers Night. Fans can meet the Knights’ head football coach, Chris Ash. It’s also Ninja Turtle Night with appearances by Leonardo and Donatello, who will be taking pictures on the concourse with fans during the game. Fans will also be able to enjoy $1 hot dogs all game long.

Saturday, July 2 features the first of two post-game fireworks displays, presented by Bill Leary AC & Heating.

The Patriots weekend concludes with a second fireworks show on Sunday, July 3rd as part of a patriotic celebration with Operation Shoebox New Jersey. The Patriots players and coaches will be wearing special jerseys that will be auctioned off during the game with all proceeds supporting US troops serving overseas.

There will also be a pre-game autograph session presented by the Somerset County Park Foundation; After the game, kids get to run the bases in The Beez Foundation Diamond Derby.

The Patriots start the second half of the season July 4th on the road with a three-game series vs. the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs; the team returns home for a weekend series against the Lancaster Barnstormers on Friday, July 7th.

Tickets are available for all games and can be purchased online at www.somersetpatriots.com. Further information is available by calling (908) 252-0700.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Berkeley Heights

Sharing Strength, Giving Back: Become a Volunteer Advocate for Victims of Sexual Violence

April 23, 2018

Openings are still available in the upcoming training series for Volunteer Advocates for victims of sexual violence. The sessions are scheduled twice weekly beginning on Tuesday, May 1 and continuing until Thursday, June 14.

The training is free. No previous experience in counseling is required. Volunteer Advocates work with the professional staff at Union County’s Rape Crisis Center to ...

Free Public Panel Will Explore Sexual Assault and Consent

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites members of the public to attend a panel discussion on sexual assault and consent on Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Room N-4 at Union County College, 1033 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The panel will feature a question and answer session.

The panel discussion is intended to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent in ...

Presentation on College Admission and College Readiness At New Providence High School, Tuesday, April 24

New Providence High School will host a special parent presentation, “College Admission Does Not Guarantee College Readiness!” with Dr. Joel Ingersoll, Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. in the New Providence High School Auditorium, 35 Pioneer Drive.

Dr. Joel, a NJ Licensed Psychologist and Certified Master Coach, will lead a one-of-a-kind experience, designed to help you maximize ...

Politics IS Government in Union County

April 22, 2018

After Bruce Patrson of Garwood was stopped from speaking at the Union County freeholder meeting of March 22 regarding the politics behind refusing to give the party line to a sitting freeholder I thought this brazen suppression of free speech could not go unanswered. A the the April 19 meeting I answered with these comments.

After ten years of following government in Union County I conclude ...

New Providence Borough Council to Cultivate Relationships with County Officials

April 12, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Councilman Robert Robinson touted the importance of personal relationships with Union County representatives at the Monday, April 9 council meeting.

Union County Freeholders Angel Estrada and Bette Jane Kowalski attended the Street Smart campaign kick-off event prior to the meeting providing the council members with the opportunity to chat face-to-face with the two ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Student Led #Rally4 Action to Protest Gun Violence Held Friday in Springfield

April 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Fueled partially by their disappointment that students were not allowed to leave school for the nationwide student protest last month, student leaders planned a rally Friday on the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine massacre in Colorado. At 4:30 p.m., students, parents, families, community members met at Chisholm Community Center to register voters, make ...

Upcoming Events

Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

New Providence Memorial Library, New Providence

Outsmart the Scammers

Education Law & Justice

Fri, April 27, 5:30 PM

Brookside Community church, Mendham

Raptor Trust Presentation and Pasta Dinner

Arts & Entertainment Education Food & Drink

Carousel_image_4b4bef174301461e6e3a_81afd120e2a1e04c4169_2015_hotdogs

Fri, April 27, 7:30 PM

MONDO & Summit Area YMCA, Summit

Movie Night at Mondo "Food Evolution"

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Sat, April 28, 7:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

Plainfield Symphony Mahler's 9th Symphony

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, April 29, 1:00 PM

The Monninger Center/The Orangerie at Fairleigh Dickinson University Madison Campus, Madison

Sculpting the Land - Creating Gilded Age Gardens

Education Green Home & Garden