NJ marks Independence Day with parade, fireworks and ice-creams
To celebrate the biggest weekend of the year, people gathered on New Jersey shores in thousands on July 4, marking the Independence occasion with their families and friends.
Crowds were reportedly seen queuing up in hundreds to get a slice from the Hoffman’s Ice Cream shop, which is located in Point Pleasant Beach.
The rainy weather in the month of June had squeezed the shore business owners’ margins to an extent this time.
They, as a matter of fact, were heavily relying on the weekend to give a kick start to their profits.
Though the weather was mixed of sorts this time with a hazy sky on Monday, it did not really affect the volume of the crowds which ultimately gathered to mark the occasion.
About the celebrations
There were community celebrations during the holiday in Milltown in Middlesex County.
Many soccer players, girl and boy scouts, rescue squads and firefighters participated in borough’s annual parade in the Main Street.
In different locations across the New Jersey State and beyond, people celebrated the event amid much fanfare.
In Battle Creek, Balloon Festival and Air Show continued till Monday evening. Then there were carnival rides, arts and crafts fair, musical shows and other games.
Big Pinky and Joint Effort Bands performed in the night in some places. In Center Line City Park, there was a huge firework show in the presence of a lively crowd.
Places such as Atlantic City, Ocean City, Wildwood and Cape May also witnessed significant crowds.