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Fourth of July Celebration Announces Tax Deductible Status

Fourth of July Celebration Announces Tax Deductible Status


The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration, Inc. is now a 501(c) 3 organization.

Therefore your gift is 100% tax deductible. We will send you the approximate

acknowledgment letter for your tax purposes. If your company has a matching gift

program, your gift can be doubled.


Our Committee is pleased to announce that it will sponsor our 102nd celebration on

Wed., July 4, 2012. The theme of this year’s observation is “Born in New Jersey.”


Our theme, “Born in New Jersey”, is meant to include:

1. Famous people born here (but not limited to Bruce Springsteen and Frank Sinatra)

2. Things invented here (for example, Edison’s light bulb)

3. Events that occurred here that gave new direction to our country (Washington

Crossing the Delaware, Morristown encampment)


The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration began in 1910 when the local papers, the

civic section of the Woman’s Club and the Ridgewood Fire Department joined forces to

create a “safe and sane” holiday with an emphasis on Patriotism. It has grown into one

of the largest celebrations in the New York City area and has been featured on CNN and

Good Morning America as well as local New York stations. The celebration was once

again named Best Parade and Fireworks by the readers of 201 Magazine.


Thanks to the dedication of citizens like you, our celebration continues to bring

patriotism and pride to Ridgewood. We are currently in the planning stages for what

we know will be a spectacular celebration, and it is vital that we have community

involvement. Because of generous support from the community, we have one of the

best small town July 4th celebrations, and if every family that enjoys the celebration

contributed just $10, the day’s expenses would be covered. Donations may be made

online at or by mailing your check to P.O. Box 140,

Ridgewood, NJ 07451.


The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration is organized by an all-volunteer

community group. All aspects of the Celebration including fireworks, bands, evening

performers, insurance, extra police and fire personnel, are funded by voluntary

participation from businesses and individuals as well as the sale of tickets to our


fireworks show. The Committee is not part of the Village of Ridgewood government and

receives no direct funding from the Village.


Additional information and answers to many of your questions can be found on the

Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration’s website at Please

join with the Committee as we once again “Support the Tradition!”

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