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>"Supporting the Tradition" Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration

>Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration
Evening Activities and Fireworks Tickets
Summer’s Best Entertainment Value

Monday, July 4, 2011
Alternate Date – Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Veterans Field, Ridgewood, New Jersey

July 4th in Ridgewood is a very special day that our entire area looks forward to all year. This
year’s theme is “Celebrate the Constitution.” The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration
Committee is an all-volunteer community group that coordinates the day’s events and does not
receive direct funding from the Village of Ridgewood.

We are actively preparing for what we know will be a spectacular celebration, and it is vital that
we have community support. Please consider helping to “Support the Tradition”. Because of
generous support from the community, we have one of the best small town Independence Day

While the Parade is free, Fireworks Tickets are required for entrance to Veterans Field.
Donations for Fireworks Tickets are one of the Celebration’s largest sources of income.
Ticket sales cover the evening entertainment which begins at 6:00pm, the fireworks at
dark, as well as the bands in the parade, additional security and traffic control. Come
early and enjoy some great entertainment.

For many years the cost of our tickets remained the same while our costs increased.
This year we have increased our ticket prices. It was a decision that the Committee did
reluctantly in the face of rising costs. To keep the ticket prices as reasonable as possible
for attendees, while covering costs, pre-sales of tickets are being made available through a
wide range of local businesses.

Tickets to the Evening Entertainment and Fireworks will be on sale June 1 at the
locations below. Buy your tickets in advance for $8.00 and save over 50% off the
gate price of $15.00.

1. Backyard Living- 235 Franklin Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-689-9111

2. Daily Treat- 177 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-652-9113

3. Goffle Brook Farm- 425 Goffle Road, Ridgewood, 201-652-7540

4. Harding Wines and Spirits- 305 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-445-7122

5. Herold’s Farm & Garden Center- 909 Prospect Street, Glen Rock, 201-445-0069

6. Hillman Electric- 133 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-652-1045

7. Hogan’s Restaurant Diner- 20 Central Avenue, Midland Park, 201-445-2849

8. Hoskins Propane, 523 Goffle Road, Ridgewood, 201-444-1950

9. JT’s Wines and Spirits- 607 N. Maple Avenue, Ho-Ho-Kus, 201-652-2220

10. Lacrosse Unlimited of Ridgewood- 206 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood, 201-670-3515

11. La Strada- 231 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park- 201-670-9233

12. North Jersey Community Bank- 171 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-670-8484

13. Ridgewood Auto Wash Co.- 450 South Broad Street, Glen Rock, 201-444-6037

14. Ridgewood Cycle Shop- 35 North Broad Street, Ridgewood, 201-444-2553

15. The Wine Seller- 6 West Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, 201-444-3300.

16. Town & Country Apothecary- 60 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood- 201-652-0013.

Many thanks to our ticket vendors! All ticket vendors are volunteers and make no
money for their efforts.

17. At the Ridgewood Library –Saturday, June 25 from 9:00am to 3:00pm; Sunday, June
26 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, and Monday June 27 through Friday July 1 from 9:00am to
3:00pm. Thank you HILT for being our volunteer ticket sellers!

18. At the gate tickets are $15.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free of charge.

Patrons and belongings are subject to security checks when entering Veterans Field.

Handicap parking for the Parade is available on Dayton Street behind Van Neste Park.

Handicap parking for the Evening Entertainment is available at the parking lot to the east of
Veterans Field. Approach Veterans Field on Linwood Avenue from the east. Turn left onto
Northern Parkway. Turn right into the parking lot. There are 20 spaces available on a first-
come, first-serve basis. A police officer will be posted there to direct you. Those who park in the
handicap spaces will not have access to their cars during the fireworks due to the location of the

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.

Additional information and answers to many of your questions can be found on the Ridgewood
Fourth of July Celebration’s website at Thank you for
“Supporting the Tradition”.

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