Parades and events in New Jersey

Allendale Memorial Day events Myrtle Avenue Allendale, New Jersey 07401 Parade hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10181 at 9 a.m. Monday beginning at Tallman Place and Myrtle Avenue and ending

News 12 Staff

May 26, 2014, 4:58 PM

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Parades and events in New Jersey
Allendale Memorial Day events

Myrtle Avenue

Allendale, New Jersey 07401

Parade hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10181 at 9 a.m. Monday beginning at Tallman Place and Myrtle Avenue and ending with services at Memorial Park on Brookside Avenue.

Clifton Memorial Day events

51 Brighton Road

Clifton, New Jersey 07012

Service for deceased firemen, conducted by the Clifton Exempt Firemen's Association, at 8:15 a.m. Monday at Fire House 5, 51 Brighton Road. Parade led by the Clifton Mustang Band at 9, beginning on Allwood Road at Hepburn Street and ending with a program at Chelsea Park. Citywide service at 11 at Main Memorial Park, 1400 Main Ave., followed by an Order of the Purple Heart service at Main Memorial Library, 292 Piaget Ave. Another service will be held at 2 p.m. at Athenia Veterans Post, 147 Huron Ave.

Fort Lee Memorial Day events

1355 Inwood Terrace

Fort Lee, New Jersey 07024

Parade at 10 a.m. Monday beginning at the Community Center, 1355 Inwood Terrace, and ending at Constitution Park.

Bloomingdale Memorial Day events

Main Street

Bloomingdale, New Jersey

Parade at 9 a.m. Monday beginning at Main Street at Van Dam Avenue, Bloomingdale, stopping for a service at Butler Park on Main Street and continuing as a car procession to Kinnelon Municipal Building, 130 Kinnelon Road, where services will be held.

Butler and Kinnelon Memorial Day events

Main Street

Butler, New Jersey

Parade at 9 a.m. Monday beginning at Main Street at Van Dam Avenue, Bloomingdale, stopping for a service at Butler Park on Main Street and continuing as a car procession to Kinnelon Municipal Building, 130 Kinnelon Road, where services will be held.

Bedminster/Far Hills

A parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday,, at the old Bedminster School at Elm Street and Lamington Road. The parade will follow down Lamington Road to the Far Hills ceremony which will take place at approximately 10:45 a.m. at the municipal building at Prospect Street and Peapack Road, across from the fairgrounds. After the ceremony, there be hot dogs and refreshments in the fairgrounds. Call 908-234-1179.


Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday. Parade will line up at Bernardsville High School parking lot, 25 Olcott Ave.


The American Legion Post #327 is commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, with a parade, service and festivities. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. Beach Street, travel along Old York Road and end at Ardmaer Park. A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served at the American Legion Post on Old York Road following the parade and ceremony.
The Martinsville VFW Post 6588 will conduct a Memorial Day ceremony beginning at 11 a.m. Monday. This event will be at Chimney Rock Park, in the Martinsville section of the township.


The Annual Salute to Veterans Breakfast will be conducted, rain or shine, at the Municipal Building on Saturday. Doors open at 7:30 a.m and the breakfast will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the Memorial Day Parade, which will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Auten and Triangle roads. The Veterans Breakfast is open to all Hillsborough Township Veterans, spouses and widows. All Hillsborough residents are invited to line the parade route to honor participating veterans. The Garden of Honor Ceremony will begin at 11:15 a.m. The rain date, for all events other than the breakfast is Sunday.. Hillsborough resident and Air Force Veteran Chris Conroy and his son Air Force Pilot John Conroy will lead Hillsborough's 2014 Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremonies.

North Plainfield

Memorial Day ceremonies begins with wreath laying at 9 a.m. Monday at Vermeule Cemetery; 9:30 a.m. at North Plainfield Fire House where the Fire Bell will ring; 10 a.m. Brook Avenue Cemetery; 10:30 a.m. Monument in front of North Plainfield Library and will end at Memorial Park, Willow and Myrtle at Washington Avenue. In the event of rain, all events will be cancelled. Visit North Plainfield


The Memorial Day parade begins at 9 a.m. Monday along Main Street. Tour of Somerville Cycling Series events begin at 10:45 a.m. Monday, , North Bridge and Main Street. Conducted rain or shine. Events of the day include Family Fun ride at 10 a.m. Kids bicycle ride at 11 a.m., a Kid zone, and live entertainment, sports and music festival, martial arts demonstration and more from 12 to 5 p.m. on Division Street. Monday's cycling competitions culminate with the 50-mile Kugler-Anderson Memorial Tour of Somerville, known as the "Kentucky Derby of Cycling." Visit - Tour of Somerville


The American Legion Post 293 of Warren Township will sponsor the annual Memorial Day Parade and memorial service on Monday. The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the former Warren Post Office on Old Washington Valley Road, ending at the municipal complex on Mountain Avenue. Following the parade, there will be a memorial service and wreath lying at the Veteran's Monument at the municipal complex. Included in the parade are WW II Veterans, Watchung Hills Regional High School marching band, Warren Middle School band, Clydesdale wagon, local fire fighters, rescue squad, girl scouts, boy scouts and more. Immediately after the parade, the public is invited for free refreshments at the American Legion, 12 Community Place.


Memorial Day Ceremony will be conducted 9:30 a.m. Monday, at the Veteran's Memorial in from of the Texier House on Watchung Circle, 10 Mountain Blvd. Rain location is inside Borough Hall.


The middle school will be putting out flags in observance of Memorial Day.


A parade will be conducted on Monday. The parade will assemble up by the Califon School on School Street. It will proceed down Main Street to the park at 11 a.m. There will be a ceremony at the park, with raising of the flag, songs, music and speakers. There will also be food, as well as activities for children.


Liberty Village Premium Outlets® will conduct a Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale from Friday to Monday, as well as a free outdoor concert. Hours of the sidewalk sale are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, and from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday. Shoppers may enjoy a free outdoor concert by "Celebration Band" from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday.Liberty Village Premium Outlets is at 1 Church St. Call 908-782-8550.
The borough's Memorial Day parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Liberty Village outlets and go down Main Street. Visit - Historic Flemington

Glen Gardner

VFW Spruce Run Memorial Post 5119 will conduct a memorial service at 10 a.m. Monday, at 179 Main St. There will be the laying wreaths for the veterans outside by their flag, followed by coffee and cake. Call 908-537-4525.

Raritan Township

A Memorial Day service will be conducted on Monday, at Station 2, Old Clinton Road, after the parade on Main Street in Flemington.


A Memorial Day parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Monday May 26 at the Whitehouse Mall on Route 22 and continues to the Municipal building. A flag raising ceremony will be held in front of the Municipal Building immediately following the parade. Community Day, for township residents, will be held at Pickell Park after the ceremony. Township residents, veterans, organizations, businesses and classic vehicles are encouraged to participate in the parade.To participate, contact Tom Auriemma at Or visit Readington Township
The Polish American Citizens Club will offer a Pre-Memorial Day Parade Breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. on Monday, at 29 Kline Blvd. in the Whitehouse Station section of the township. Parking is free. It is a short walk to the parade on Main Street. Tickets are $8; $5 for ages 5-11. Call 908-534-6230.

Middlesex County

For the second year, the Diocese of Metuchen's Holy Cross and Resurrection cemeteries will join thousands of Catholic cemeteries across the United States on Monday in a national commemoration entitled, "Serving God and Country: A Memorial Day Salute to Our Heroes." The program, developed by the Catholic Cemetery Conference, is meant to salute those men and women who died in combat, and remember our veterans and current servicemen and women. All active military men and women and veterans are invited to participate in and attend either of the two Memorial Day Masses, to be held simultaneously at two diocesan cemeteries in Middlesex County.
Rev. Msgr. William Benwell, diocesan vicar general, will celebrate Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery in Jamesburg at 10 a.m. Monday. At the same time, Rev. Msgr. Joseph Celano, pastor of St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Bridgewater, will celebrate Mass at Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway. The patriotic program will follow. Following Mass, there will be wreath laying ceremonies, which will include honor guard participation, the playing of "Taps" and the distribution of commemorative pins to military members. Contact the diocesan Cemeteries Office at 800-943-8400, email or visit - Diocese of Metuchen


The annual Cranbury Township's Lion's Club Memorial Day Parade will step off at 1 p.m. Monday, leaving from Symmes Court in Cranbury and going down North Main Street.


Parade participants will meet on Monday at Dunellen Public Library at 9:30 a.m. The parade begins 10 a.m. on New Market Road in front of the library, and goes half a mile othrough downtown, ending at Washington Park around 11 a.m., where there will be speeches by invited guests and elected officials. Sponsored by the American Legion and VFW.


Memorial Day services are at 8 a.m. Monday at Clara Barton American Legion Post 324, Father & Son Post 345, Jefferson Boulevard; VFW Post 3117, National Road. Meet at 9 a.m. at Menlo Park Soldeir's Home, by Roosevelt Park. At 9:30 a.m., dedication of street to veteran Robert Grand-Jean at Woodbridge Avenue and Market Street. At 10 a.m., another street dedication for Walter Michalski at Holly Avenue and Eden Street. At 11 a.m., ceremony at Veteran's Park at 27th Street and Stony Road.

Highland Park

The borough, in coordination with the City of New Brunswick, and the Veteran's Alliance of Raritan Valley, will sponsor the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony on Monday. The parade will begin in New Brunswick at 11 a.m. at Livingston Avenue and George Street. It will proceed over the Albany Street Bridge and up Raritan Avenue to the Doughboy Monument. There will be a brief ceremony following the parade and refreshments will be served.


The Memorial Day parade on Monday starts at 10 a.m., lining up is on Lincoln Avenue, and going around Gatzmer Avenue and then coming down around and down East Railroad Avenue. It is sponsored by the American Legion. There will be a dedication of a new monument in Veterans Park, by Lincoln Avenue, following the parade.


The Metuchen Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 87th Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday. This year's theme "Korea: The Forgotten War," pays tribute to the veterans who served the country during this time. The parade will be conducted rain or shine. Due to the ongoing construction at the Lake Avenue bridge, the parade will kick off from the Pearl Street lot, proceed down New Street, turn right at Main Street, follow Main Street through town, turn right at Brunswick Avenue, and end at Edgar Middle School. The Memorial Day Ceremony will take place inside the Edgar Middle School gymnasium, 49 Brunswick Ave., at the conclusion of the parade. A map of the route is available at - Metuchen Chamber Exchange


Ringing of the bells at 11 a.m. Monday, will start the march. The fire department marches from Cottage Avenue Fire House to the South Main Street Firehouse where the annual Memorial Day services will be conducted.

There will be a wreath laying/Memorial Day services at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Monument at the Monroe Township Municipal Complex (Town Hall). At 9 a.m. Monday, there will be wreath laying/Memorial Day services at Veterans Park on Avenue K. Transportation bus service from the Monroe Municipal Complex will be provided for veterans both to and from the dedication ceremony. All veterans organizations of Monroe Township and Jamesburg are invited to participate.

New Brunswick

A Memorial Day Parade will be conducted on Monday. It starts at 11 a.m. from Monument Square in New Brunswick, at George and Livingston streets, and progresses from New Brunswick down George Street and makes right onto Albany Street, crosses over the Albany Street bridge into Highland Park, and ends at the Dough Boy Statue in Highland Park. Organized by the City of New Brunswick, the Borough of Highland Park, and the Veterans Alliance of Raritan Valley. Call 732-745-5004.

North Brunswick

The annual 5K run will be conducted on Monday. Registration check in at 7:30 a.m., the run begins 8:30 a.m., with ceremony at 10:30 a.m., both at Great Lawn at North Brunswick Community Park, 2053 Route 130. Call 732-247-0922, ext. 475.

Old Bridge

A Memorial Day Parade will be conducted on Monday, starting at 9 a.m., from Memorial School in Laurence Harbor and proceeding down Laurence Parkway and ending at the Memorial Park on Laurence Parkway. Call 732-721-5600, ext. 4010.

Perth Amboy

A 65-foot aluminum boat which was formerly a Vietnam-era patrol boat will be visiting the Perth Amboy Ferry Slip Museum on Memorial Day weekend, Friday through Monday. The U.S. built this boat specifically to spy on the Viet Cong during that war, according to a news release. It was designed and outfitted with hi-tech electronics for surveillance. The retired vessel is now named "Sea Horse" and is operated by the Sea Scouts, a division of the Boy Scouts of America. The Sea Scouts is a co-ed program for youth between the ages of 14 and 21. Youngsters visiting the Sea Horse will have an opportunity to learn more about the program and sign on if interested. These young people will learn to sail, operate boats, learn navigation, weather, and many other aspects of boating. The Ferry Slip Museum is at 300 Front St. Call 732-442-5425.
Mayor Wilda Diaz and the American Legion Post 45 invites the residents of Perth Amboy to honor and remember military personnel who gave their lives while serving the country during this year's Memorial Day parade and ceremony to be conducted on Monday. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA Parking Lot (357 New Brunswick Ave.) and will proceed to Sadowski Parkway. A ceremony will be conducted at 11 a.m. following the parade at Veterans' War Memorial on Sadowski Parkway. Visit - Perth Amboy


On Monday, the Piscataway Memorial Day events will begin at 9 a.m. with services at Veterans Memorial Park, 190 Possumtown Road, and at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post 261, 840 South Washington Ave. The township parade will start promptly at 11 a.m. and will proceed from Rock Avenue to West Seventh Street to South Washington Avenue, terminating at the American Legion Post 261 where an open house will be held and refreshments will be served.
Grand Marshall is Kevin Dowd, a life-long Piscataway resident, and a past American Legion Post 261 officer. He is also a past Middlesex County Sergeant at Arms and Vice Commander. Dowd enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1968. At the rank of sergeant, he was an aircraft maintenance specialist and was a crew chief on the F-106, F-4, and FB-11. He was honorably discharged in 1972. He is a life member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 233, and a Life member of the Disabled Veterans Chapter 16. Isabella Scott has been named Poppy Queen. The Poppy Princess is Leah Mendoza and Kinley Faxton was named Poppy Paige.
The parade will be conducted, rain or shine. If the weather is doubtful and you are scheduled to march and decide not to, call the American Legion Post #261 at 732-752-9756.


A wreath-laying will be conducted at the Veteran's Monument, by the police station at 10 a.m. Monday.


A parade will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, beginninng at Outlook Avenue ending at Borough Hall, 167 Main St.

South Brunswick

Memorial Day Remembrance Services will be conducted on the front lawn at the Lt. John Farnkopf American Legion Post 401, 148 Major Road in Monmouth Junction, at 11 a.m. Monday. Music will be provided by the South Brunswick High School Band. Refreshments will be served following the ceremony.

South River

The borough will host the annual Memorial Day Parade at 1 p.m. Monday. The parade will begin at Main Street and Hillside Avenue, proceed down Main Street, turn right on Jackson Street, continue along Jackson Street to Ferry Street, make a left on Ferry Street, continue to Main Street, make a left on Main Street and proceed to the War Memorial Building for a brief ceremony hosted by the Memorial Day Parade Committee/Cultural Arts & Heritage Commission. This year's Master of Ceremonies will be Brian Canon, U.S. Navy veteran, Vietnam War. Mayor John Krenzel, Borough Council members and Board of Education members will be present. Deacon Thomas Dominiecki, COL USAR RET., will give the opening prayer. Members of the American Legion, The VFW and The Polish American Veterans will be part of the ceremony. This year's Grand Marshal will be Rene Reuse, a World War II veteran who served as corporal in the Army Air Force in Manduria, Italy. He is a member of the 450th Bomb Group, 723rd Bomb Squadron. The ceremony will conclude with the singing of "God Bless America" by South River High School students Sofia Feggulis, Meghan Moore and Alyssa Andrejic.


Memorial Day services will be held on Monday. Each service with the exception of the Veterans Walkway takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Schedule: meet buses at America Legion and VFW posts, 6 a.m.; depart posts, 6:30 a.m. Stops, beginning at 6:45 a.m.: 1. Frosty Woods Memorial, Brunswick Avenue, East Brunswick; 2. Holy Trinity Cemetery, Jumesburg; 3. St. Georges Church, Helmetta; 4. Helmetta Fire Monument; 5. Reformed Church Spotswood; 6. St. Peter's Episcopal Spotswood. ends with breakfàst at Legion at 8:30 a.m.
A parade will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday. Line-up is at 1 p.m. at Spotswood High School, 105 Summerhill Road. The parade kicks off at 2 p.m. Parade ends at American Legion Post 253 on De Voe Avenue. There will be free hot dogs and beverage at the parade's end, as well as trophies for best of assorted categories and a $500 float contest. Any organizations interested in participating should email: or text 908-720-2175. Parade chairman is Councilman Ed Seely


The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 04-04 Sewaren (Woodbridge Township) will conduct a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday at the Woodbridge Marina and Boat Launch at the foot of Cliff Street in Sewaren. Members of the USCG Flotilla will lay a wreath in honor of the men and women lost at sea.
Woodbridge VFW Post ? will conduct a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday at the Woodbridge Town Hall Veterans Memorial.
Avenel VFW Memorial Post ? will conduct a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday at the Post Headquarters located at 60 West Park Ave. in the Avenel section of the township. For information, contact Avenel VFW Post ? at 848-203-7874.
Iselin American Legion Post #471 will conduct a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at Post Headquarters, Brown Avenue, in the Iselin section of the township.
Iselin VFW Memorial Post ? will conduct a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday outside Post Headquarters located on Auth Avenue in the Iselin section of the township. Contact Commander Charles Reti at 732-381-3579.
Keasbey Fire Department will conduct a Memorial Day Parade and Service at 8 a.m. Monday at the Keasbey War Memorial Monument Park (foot of Edison Bridge on Smith Street). The parade steps-off at 7:30 a.m. from the Keasbey Fire Department at 420 Smith St. and will march to the Keasbey War Memorial Monument Park for the 8 a.m. memorial service. Contact the Keasbey Fire Department at 732-738-1692.

Berkeley Heights

The Memorial Day parade will begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, starting at Snyder and Locust avenues. Marchers will continue to Memorial Park on Park Avenue. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. Call 908-464-0550.
The Fanwood-Scotch Plains Memorial Day service for the fallen will take place at the 9 a.m. Monday, at the Fanwood Memorial Library, North Avenue and Tillotson Road. A service at the Scotch Plains gazebo follows at 10 a.m. The parade, led by Grand Marshal Malcolm Nettingham, a Scotch Plains resident and a member of the Tuskegee Airmen unit in World War II, will then step off from the Scotch Plains Municipal Building at 10:45 a.m. and will proceed down Martine Avenue to Fanwood's LaGrande Park. The theme of this year's Memorial Day events will be D-Day Normandy Beach 70th Anniversary. Visit - Fanwood

Various locations will be visite for the city's Memorial Day services. A bus is scheduled to arrive at the American Legion Post at 8:15 a.m. Memorial Day Services will begin 8:30 a.m. Monday,, at Post #102, American Legion, 112 W. Elizabeth Ave. (St. Theresa's Church, Veteran's Memorial Park, Melnyk Park, 11th St. and Rosedale Cemetery); 10:10 a.m. 8th Ward Monmument, Park and Grier Avenues, (Rosehill Cemetery, Farawell Park and School #1, Curtis and Gibbons Streets; 11 a.m. Wilson Park, (Knosky Park, City Hall VFW? and Post 102.


Mountainside's Memorial Day parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday.. Following a ceremony at the Veterans Flagpole Monument on Constitution Plaza, fire and police department members, the rescue squad, scouts, and veterans will travel down Bridle Path and take rights onto Wood Valley and Central Ave. before turning left into the Our Lady of Lourdes parking lot.

New Providence

The borough's Memorial Day Parade will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday, beginning on Springfield Avenue. A variety of local municipal departments, organizations, and schools will march east on Central Avenue to Academy Street where the festivities conclude.


The Mayor's Trophy 5K Road Race will begin at 9 a.m. Monday, in from of City Hall on Main Street. The races schedules are 9 a.m., One Mile Run/Walk; 9:30 a.m. Pee Wee 100m Run; 9:45 a.m. Mayor's 5K Run. To register, call the Rahway Recreation Center at 732-669-3600.


Participants in the annual Westfield Memorial Day Parade will line up at 8 a.m. Monday, in the Lord & Taylor west parking lot. Opening ceremonies will be at the Veteran's Memorial Monument at 9 a.m.

Long Hill Township

Long Hill Memorial Day celebration begins at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Parade participants will line up at Mercer Street and Main Avenue and proceed North up Main Avenue, concluding at Central School for a brief ceremony. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stirling Fire Department, 321 Somerset St. Stirling Lake Open House will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. All Long Hill residents are invited to an afternoon of picnicking and swimming.


Memorial Day Ceremony, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday,, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1 Memorial Lane. The guest speaker is former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman. The ceremony will include the presentation of two scholarships to New Jersey high school seniors and the induction of five Vietnam Veterans into the Memorial's "In Memory" Program. Call 732-335-0033 or visit - NJ VVMF

Oak Ridge

The American Legion Post 423, Legion Road, will host a memorial service for veterans at the post at noon Monday. It will begin with the Color Guard and the Firing Squad visiting the St Thomas Cemetery for a service given by Commander Mehandra Lakhicharran. They will visit several other cemeteries in the area and return to the post. Guest speaker will be Lt. Col Brian J. Gruchacz from Picatinny Arsenal. A tree, donated by Michael Mele and Lorraine Rosen will be dedicated in memory of those who have served in the Armed Forces of our country. Refreshments will be served in the Post when the service is concluded. Call 973-697-5957.

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