NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - You couldn't have ordered better weather to enjoy the annual Independence Day celebration and fireworks show in New Providence on Wednesday, July 3.
South Street was closed from Springfield Avenue to Gales Drive for families to line their lawn chairs and blankets for best viewing of the main event that did not disappoint. Children, and even adults, were provided chalk for the traditional chalking of the street and Berkshire Hathaway handed out beach balls to be tossed around. The magician had a constant circle of fans watching his act, while hometown DJ Michael Savage kept the popular summer tunes playing. In addition, Zita's was serving free ice cream and business sponsors lined the streets with giveaways for the kids.
The fireworks are a production of the New Providence Business and Professional Association and were made possible by generous donations from Investors Bank, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Colonial Appliance, Kaspuscinski Luongo Architects, Lassus Wherley, A Subsidiary of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, Martial Arts for Life, Michael Savage, NJ Sharing Network, NP Downtown Improvement District and Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
In addition to the business sponsors, the event was made possible through the effort of volunteers, DPW, New Providence Police and New Providence Office of Emergency Management, New Providence Volunteer Fire Department, and EMS.
New Providence Business and Professional Association also sponsors the Summer Concerts, Street Fair, Downtown Trick or Treating and Scarecrow Stroll, the Holiday Festival, and other community events.