HACKENSACK, NJ -- The city's annual July 4th celebration will be held tonight, complete with games and rides for kids, food vendors, music and of course a fireworks display. The event will be held at Foschini Park and it will last all day, culminating in a performance by "The Time Machine Band" at 7:15 p.m. followed by the fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

The annual event is supported by several corporate sponsors who were honored at a recent City Council meeting. They include Toyota of Hackensack, who, as a Platinum Sponsor of $20,000, received a plaque and proclamation. With a $10,000 donation making them a Gold Sponsor, Joseph Sanzari and Alfred Sanzari Enterprises also received a plaque and proclamation. Hackensack Meridian Health, Neglia Engineering and Inserra Supermarkets each received proclamations as Silver Sponsors for their $5,000 donations. 

“Where would we be without some of the wonderful partnerships that we have here?” said Deputy Mayor Kathleen Canestrino, filling in for Mayor John Labrosse, who was unable to attend. “It always gives us such great pleasure to see businesses and residents alike come forward and support the city in its many initiatives. For many years now, we’ve had a wonderful Fourth of July and people come from all over. The festivities are great, the fireworks are great and we look for as many sponsors as we can to help us continue to put on an even better and better show each year.”