BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Elias danced with Lady Liberty on Foley Field before the official start of Bloomfield's annual Independence Day celebration. 

Elias, 3, loves trucks and construction equipment He's also a big fan of macaroni and cheese and French fries. 'Uptown Funk' seems to be his song.

The Statue of Liberty is portrayed by stilt walker Kari Janisse (nee Palmieri) who graduated Bloomfield High in the Class of 2000.