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Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration, Inc., an all-volunteer, non-profit community group

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Ridgewood NJ, just to clear up a few misconceptions the Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration is organized by the Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration, Inc., an all-volunteer, non-profit community group.

All aspects of this annual celebration including fireworks, bands, evening performers, insurance, police and fire personnel are funded by voluntary contributions from local businesses and individuals.

Ridgewood celebrates the 4th of July

That is the way it has always been , always not just this year but as long as we can remember and that is the early 1960’s.

So get those chairs ready and support the tradition .

DONATE HERE TO SUPPORT THE TRADITION!

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Reader asks So the The Gadsden flag is Ok for the 4th of July Parade then ?

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The New Jersey Tea Party Coalition has marched in the Ridgewood Fourth of July Parade every year for at least the last five years. The administrators of the parade would not have permitted this without having determined in advance that the NJTPC, in so marching, is not acting to promote a political agenda. Councilman Voigt has determined in his infinite wisdom that the six-color crowd is not acting politically when it raises its flag on village property. (Presumably his next move will be to try and force the parade committee to allow the six-color crowd to march in support of their chosen lifestyle in the parade.) Based on Councilman Voigt’s logic, should we not expect him to vote “yes” when the NJTPC petitions the council to permit its flag to be raised and displayed all day every day during Tea Party Pride Month?

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The Chairs are Out for the 106th Ridgewood Fourth of July Parade

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June 27,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ,  Ridgewood residents have a tradition of their own they start setting out chairs along the Fourth of July Parade route on North Maple Avenue as early as this weekend.

The placing of chairs along the parade route is a village tradition dating back over 50 years. While we do get complainers generally is a lot of fun and often a  bit competitive over spots .

The Police leave the chairs alone and some people tie their chairs together, to keep them together and from blowing out into the street.

Normally by July 3, most of the route for this year’s 106th annual Ridgewood Fourth of July Parade will be lined from beginning to end with chairs.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. July 4, and the theme of this year’s parade, “America the Beautiful ,Celebrating 100 Years of our National Parks.”

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Ridgewood July 4th Fireworks Ticket Now Available!

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July 4th Fireworks Ticket Now Available

Fireworks Tickets
Monday, July 4, 2016
Alternate Date – Tuesday, July 5th
Veteran’s Field, Ridgewood, New Jersey
Entrance gates open at 6:00 PM and close at 9:00 PM
While the Parade is free, Fireworks Tickets are required for entrance to Vet’s Field. Donations for Fireworks Tickets is one of the Celebration’s largest sources of income. Tickets are available for advance purchase at stores for $10. Tickets will be on sale at the gates for $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. Buy your tickets in advance for big savings! Children 5 and under are admitted for free.
Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.ridgewoodjuly4.net/evening-entertainment-fireworks/buy-tickets/ for $11.00 each including shipping and handling.
Tickets will be on sale at the following vendors for $10 each. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
• Backyard Living – 235 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood
• Bergen News Plus – 890 Prospect Street, Glen Rock
• Chestnut Catering & Deli – 25 Chestnut Street, Ridgewood
• Connect One Bank – 171 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
• Custom Cut Salon – 239 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park
• Daily Treat Restaurant– 177 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood – Open July 4th until 2:00 PM
• Goffle Brook Farm– 425 Goffle Road, Ridgewood – Open July 4th until 5:00 PM
• Hillman Electric Inc. – 133 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
• Hogan’s Restaurant & Diner – 20 Central Avenue, Midland Park
• Hoskins Propane – 523 Goffle Road, Ridgewood
• Ridgewood Auto Wash Co. – 450 South Broad Street, Glen Rock
• Ridgewood Cycle Shop – 35 North Broad Street, Ridgewood
• Town & Country Apothecary – 60 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
• Uncorked Wines and Spirits- 607 N. Maple Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus – Open July 4th until 5:00 PM
• The Wine Seller – 6 West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood
Patrons and belongings will be subject to security checks by Police Department personnel when entering Veterans Field. Alcohol is not permitted. There will be 2 lines at the gates, one for those with bags and one for those without bags. Expect delays. All gates will close at 9:00 PM.
Gates open at 6:00 PM and close at 9:00 PM.
No Dogs allowed – Village Ordinance 1689

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“America the Beautiful – Celebrating 100 Years of our National Parks” Ridgewood’s 106th annual Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration

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Jerry , with Congressman Scott Garrett presenting Korean War Veteran and Wanaque resident Thomas Falato with an award at the Ridgewood 4th parade 2015

May 1st 2016

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood Nj, The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Committee is sad to announce the passing of Gerald “Jerry” DeSimone on February 10, 2016.  Jerry served as committee president beginning in 1977  with a passion that was instrumental in making the Ridgewood 4th of July Celebration what is is today.  We would like to thank all of the donors for their pledges in Jerry’s honor.

The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration is an all volunteer, community funded event that receives no direct funding from the Village of Ridgewood.  In addition to our generous sponsors and to ensure our tradition continues we need your support! Donate Now at the link below:

SUPPORT THE TRADITION!

Please join us for the 106th annual Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration on Monday, July 4th, 2016.

The theme for the Parade this year is “America the Beautiful – Celebrating 100 Years of our National Parks”  Our theme this year honors the creation of the National Park Service through the Organic Act of 1916 signed by President Woodrow Wilson and originated by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Each year, the Fourth of July Celebration Committee chooses a theme that celebrates a certain aspect of American history or culture. The theme also serves as the basis for the float competition held among the town’s elementary schools.

Thank you for your continued support of this great tradition!

-The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration Commite

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Ridgewood Residents Secure Spots Days Ahead Of 4th Of July Parade

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of lawn chairs are already lined up in strategic spots inRidgewood, New Jersey, in advance of the town’s big Fourth of July parade.

Some residents started setting out their lawn chairs along the mile-long parade route on Maple Avenue as much as 13 days ago, 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reported.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/01/ridgewood-4th-of-july-parade-chairs/

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Ridgewood Fourth of July Committee Reports the First Chairs Spotted along the Parade Route

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June 23,2014

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Ridgewood NJ, The 4th of July Committee has spotted this past Sunday, the first chairs out for the parade! A whooping 13 days in advance of Ridgewood’s 4th of July Celebration might be a new record!

Join Ridgewood’s July 4th Committee to help with Parade & Fireworks!

The Ridgewood Fourth of July is looking for volunteers for the Parade and Fireworks. Please volunteer as a parade marshall or for the evening program. All volunteers receive a signature Ridgewood Fourth of July t-shirt and a free ticket to the evening entertainment and fireworks. As we are a non-profit we can also offer community service hours to students. Please contact us on Facebook, at RidgewoodJuly4th.com or attend our volunteer meeting Wednesday, July 1st at 7:30 p.m. at the Firehouse. The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration is an all-volunteer organization supported entirely by private donations. Support the Tradition.

Don’t forget to donate at www.RidgewoodJuly4th.com every dollar counts. This day would not be possible without your support!!

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Participant falls of float and is injured during Ridgewood July 4th parade

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Photo credit:  Boyd A. Loving

Participant falls of float and is injured during Ridgewood July 4th parade
July 4th 2014

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12:54 PMRidgewood NJ, Ridgewood PD officers, led by Lieutenant William Amoruso (uniformed white shirt with hat in photos), investigate an incident in which a parade participant fell off of a parade float and sustained a serious head injury.  The victim walked on her own power to a nearby ambulance, but was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.  The parade was halted while the victim was attended to and police also removed the float and pickup truck that was towing it from the parade.  The incident occurred in the intersection of Oak Street and East Ridgewood Avenue.  Paramedics from The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood also attended to the victim.  Police on the scene were observed checking all paperwork associated with the pickup truck and towed trailer involved.  Both vehicles were observed parked at a nearby Mason’s Hall following the parade’s finish.  No word on whether any summonses were issued in connection with the incident.unnamed-27

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Photo credit:  Boyd A. Loving

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MARK YOU CALENDARS NOW – July 4, 2014

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MARK YOU CALENDARS NOW – July 4, 2014

Fri, July 04, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
All around the Village of Ridgewood

Here is the 4th of July schedule in Ridgewood.
Alternate date for evening events July 5th.

9am – Flag Raising at Wilsey Square

10am Parade begins at Godwin Ave & Monroe St.
(rain or shine)

6pm Veteran’s Field gates open for entertainment

6:30pm Entertainment begins

8pm Skydivers (weather permitting)

Dusk Fireworks begin.

for more info mdowns9928@aol.com