The New Providence Independence Day Celebration returns to the borough on Tuesday, July 3, on South Street from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue, and will include fun filled activities for all. DJ John Souren of Club Souren will provide entertainment from his perch on South Street.

There will be "Chalk on South" (kids of all ages can get a free "bucket" of chalk to create art and messages on the street) and lots of fun for the whole family. The event begins at 7 p.m. and the fabulous fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.. Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the festivities. In case of rain, information will be posted on the Business Community website, www.newprovbiz.com and the borough website, www.newprov.org. The rain date is Wednesday, July 5.

The fireworks were made possible by the very generous donation from the celebration event sponsor, Investors Bank. The event is also sponsored by Accent Printing Solutions, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Colonial Appliance, Hair Salon Body & Soul, Kapuscinski Luongo Architects, Martial Arts for Life, NJ Sharing Network, NP Downtown Improvement District, Souren Communications (sponsoring Club Souren DJ), Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and New Providence Business, which sponsors the Summer Concerts, Street Fair, Downtown Trick or Treating and Scarecrow Stroll, the Holiday Festival, and other community events.