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."

sorry to interrupt
your first 5 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 5 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."