Boom times return to Red Bank
Thousands lined the Navasink River in Red Bank Thursday to watch the town's annual fireworks display.
The celebration kicked off the state's Fourth of July weekend festivities as dark skies above the Navasink lit up every time a bang or boom erupted.
At the Molly Pitcher Inn's marina, boaters geared up for the fireworks at sunset. The Red Bank fireworks event has traditionally drawn many boaters who are able to get a close-up view of the pyrotechnics.
"Fabulous, it's a night to remember, brings you back to your childhood," says Joan Argila, of Ocean Grove.
This year the boaters who gather on the marina had something else to watch out for: the dolphins that are wandering in the nearby Shrewsbury River.
"We come to neutral, and we try to stay away from them," says Jim Murray, of Middletown.
"But we saw them, it's pretty cool."