Fourth of July Celebrations

first_imgThe Monmouth County Historical Association is hosting the first of what will be an annual reading of the Declaration of Independence at the Allen House on Shrewsbury Avenue, Shrewsbury, on Saturday.“(The reading is) very family-oriented,” said Mary Ann LaSardo, a member of the Historical Association’s Board of Trustees and whose own grandchildren will be at the event.“I think that’s going to be one of the most important parts of this is to get children interested in the history of the United States and the history of Monmouth County,” she said.The ceremony will kick off at 10 a.m. with church bells ringing to honor the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Audience members can then line up to read a paragraph from the Declaration. Lemonade and cookies, and tours of Shrewsbury’s historic Allen House will follow the reading.Some events of interest: Capt. Ron’s Fishermen boat leaves Municipal Harbor at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday to take passengers to view the Macy’s fireworks show. The boat returns by midnight. More information at captainronsfishermen.com.Sea Streak will voyage up the East River to Manhattan and view the Macy’s fireworks show Saturday. More information at seastreak.com.Holmdel:Annual Independence Day Celebration at Holmdel Park in Holmdel to be held Saturday, July 4 from noon to 3 p.m. Games and contests. See MonmouthCountyParks.com for information.Hazlet:Fireworks on Sunday, July 5 at 9:30 p.m., setting off from Veterans’ Park. More information at HazletTwp.org.West Long Branch:Fireworks and Summer Concert will be held Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m. at Franklin Lake Park. More information at westlongbranch.org.Asbury Park:Fireworks will be set off from the beachfront on Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m. More information at cityofasburypark.com.–  By Dan Russo. Jaclyn Shugard contributed to this article Keansburg:Keansburg Amusement Park’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show to be held at dusk on Friday and Saturday. More information at keansburgamusementpark.com.Red Bank:On Sunday, July 5, the 27th annual concert of patriotic and gospel music at First Presbyterian, 255 Harding Road, part of the Tower Hill Concert Series. Concert and Armed Forces Salute start 7:30 pm. Strawberry festival and live music begins at 5 p.m. on the patio. Free, but donations accepted. $5 charge for strawberry desserts. More information at TowerHillChurch.org.Atlantic Highlands:The Mariner, one of the only wooden excursion boats left in the Navesink-Shrewsbury area, will take passengers to view the Keansburg fireworks show Saturday. Tour of local lighthouses and viewing the sunset in Sandy Hook Bay. The Mariner launches from the Atlantic Highlands Marina Saturday at 7:30 p.m. More information at classicboatrides.com.last_img

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