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Jersey City to bring back its Independence Day celebration after 2-year hiatus

Jersey City officials are preparing to have a blast this Fourth of July.

News 12 Staff

Jun 30, 2022, 8:33 PM

Updated 724 days ago


Jersey City officials are preparing to have a blast this Fourth of July.
The city is bringing back its annual Independence Day celebration after a two-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s certainly become the largest firework show in New Jersey. It rivals anywhere in the country. It’s Grucci Fireworks in Jersey City – the biggest vendor in the world,” says Mayor Stephen Fulop.
The celebration is an all-day family event with food, musical entertainment and fireworks. City administration and law enforcement have been planning and preparing for weeks and are ready for what's expected to be crowds of more than 100,000 people.
“We have been working diligently with public safety partners and partners through the county to ensure that we have a safe and secure environment,” says Greg Kierce, director of the Jersey City Office of Emergency Management.
The mayor says it is sure to be a great event.
“It’s just another opportunity to tell the Jersey City story about the changing dynamic here and the community we have,” he says. “It’s a good economic driver for our city and day for us to celebrate.”
Fulop says that the event will also focus on local small businesses, with a food truck festival beginning at noon. The evening entertainment begins at 6 p.m., with headliner Flo Rida and Shaquille O’Neil.
Officials say that parking will be very limited, so guests are encouraged to use mass transit when possible.

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