If you’re going to be around on July 4th, attend Maplewood’s fun 112th Annual Day-Long Celebration @ Memorial Park, Oakview Av. and Valley Rd., Maplewood
Weather related Changes – 112th Annual Day-Long July 4th Celebration
Fourth of July Celebration Update
In expectation of inclement weather tomorrow, the Maplewood Fourth of July Committee would like to communicate adjustments to the day’s schedule:
8:00am: JULY 4th OPENING CEREMONIES – On schedule, weather permitting.
8:15am: KIDS’ BIKES, ETC. PARADE – On schedule, weather permitting
9:00am: KIDS’ DASHES & RELAYS – Weather permitting. May have a delayed start.
10:00am-2:00pm: CHS ROBOTICS CLUB – Moved to 60 Woodland Road (former Women’s Club)
10:00am: ART PROJECT – Weather permitting. May have a delayed start.
11:00am: ICE CREAM EATING CONTESTS – Moved to 60 Woodland Road
11:30am: BAKING CONTEST – Moved to 60 Woodland Road
12noon to 3:00pm: KARAOKE – On schedule near the stage by the baseball diamond in south Memorial Park
12:00noon: KIDS’ PERCUSSION – Moved to 60 Woodland Road
12:00noon: PET AWARDS SHOW – Moved to 60 Woodland Road
1:00pm. & 3:30pm & 6:00pm: ZERBINI FAMILY CIRCUS – On schedule rain or shine, north Memorial Park
4:00pm to 9:15pm: LIVE MUSIC – At the stage. May have a delayed start.
9:15 pm: FIREWORKS – On schedule
Support The Daylong Festivities with your tag purchase! Buy in advance a $15 Combo Tag – admission to BOTH the CIRCUS and FIREWORKS!
Buy at the gate only on the day of the event a $10 Tag for the CIRCUS* (Circus concessions not included.) or a $10 Tag for the FIREWORKS.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS for Friday, July 4, 2014:
7 am registration for 8 am 4TH OF JULY 5K RUN, Start & Finish – Dunnell Road near Civic House (separate registration and fee). Benefits CHS Cross-Country team.
8 am July 4th OPENING CEREMONIES Ricalton Square.
8:15 am KIDS’ BIKES, ETC. PARADE steps off fr Ricalton Square.
9 am KIDS’ DASHES & RELAYS in Athletic field south of Oakview Ave. Requires parent/guardian sign-up.
10 am to 2 pm CHS ROBOTICS CLUB students display & demonstrate at Skate House.
10 am Participatory Community Pixel/Box ART PROJECT by John Kaufman; all ages; sponsored by Memorial Post 10120 VFW & 1978 Arts Center. Ballfield backstop south of Oakview Ave./Valley.
11 am ICE CREAM EATING CONTESTS picnic area next to playground, sponsored and presented by Maplewood Rotary.
11 am TENNIS CONTESTS at Civic House tennis courts: fastest serve & most accurate serve; presented by Maplewood Recreation Tennis Program.
11:30 am BAKING CONTEST in Town Hall; all ages. Judging directed by Janet Crane. Baking Contest entries need to be at Town Hall btw 9–9:30 am.
Note that there is NO ENTRY to fireworks firing area after noon.
12 – 3 pm ADULT SOFTBALL – Field south of Oakview Ave., field near Valley & Baker.
12 – 3 pm KARAOKE by New Jersey DJ Services LLC in Athletic field south of Oakview Ave.
12 noon KIDS’ PERCUSSION in Athletic field south of Oakview Ave., presented by Ethical Culture Society and Children’s Music Network.
12 noon PET AWARDS SHOW in front of Town Hall: All types, all sizes! With support from PetSmart. Emceed by Art and Willie Gartenlaub.
One tag per person required for admission to Circus or to concert/fireworks spectator area.
1 pm & 3:30 pm & 6 pm Zerbini FAMILY CIRCUS under the Big Top in Athletic field NORTH of Oakview. Rain or shine! 1st come, 1st served! No reserved seats! SEATING IS LIMITED so line up early!
4 pm LIVE MUSIC Performances on lawn in Athletic field south of Oakview Ave. until Fireworks. Picnic until fireworks: Ice cream vendor; Blue Plate Special handcrafted meals; Maplewood BSA Troop 5’s burgers, hotdogs, sodas.[Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in Maplewood parks.]
9 pm Fireworks