ROSELLE PARK, NJ - A parade to commemorate the Fourth of July is planned for Thursday July 2nd at 4 p.m. This is the first time Roselle Park has held an Independence Day parade instead of the traditional fireworks celebration which had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The parade was organized by the Casano Community Center coordinating with borough officials. Director of the Casano Community Center Rupen Shah told TAPinto Roselle/Roselle Park that the borough wants to have every resident involved in the celebration. 

“We want to get them to celebrate, to make the event more festive,” said Director Shah. 

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He expects approximately 21 vehicles in total. The Roselle Park Police and Fire Departments are going to lead the parade with lights and sirens in official vehicles. 

The Mayor and City Council will be following in separate vehicles. Veteran members of American Legion Post 60 will also take part in the parade. 

The parade will begin and end at the Roselle Park Train station, the entire route is laid out in a map below. Borough officials are urging residents to follow social distancing guidelines laid out by Governor Murphy.

“Everyone will have a chance to participate,” said Director Shah. “Jersey Jeep Flow will be driving down every street playing patriotic music.”

The Jersey Jeep Flow procession will begin around 6 p.m. Residents who may not want to leave their homes due to the pandemic will be able to celebrate from the safety of their own front yards.