Saturday, June 23, 2012
Multiple events include history, film, music and more under one Independence Day umbrella.
If there is any American town that would know something about Independence Day, it would have to be Philadelphia. So it isn't surprising that this city has scheduled 10 days worth of attractions to celebrate July Fourth. Elizabeth Evans, public relations agent for the Philadelphia Wawa Welcome America event said of the multiple-day activities, “(It is) the nation’s largest, free July Fourth festival in the heart of America's birthplace, from June 25 through July 4.” “There's no other place nationwide where families can experience the “Largest Free Concert in America”; two breathtaking fireworks displays; a "Go 4th and Learn" series offering free educational and interactive programs for young children and their parents; a day-long “Party on…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Rides, fireworks and Summer Idol singing competition scheduled for next week.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Montville Township's annual three-day Fourth of July event is happening at the high school field next week and will once again feature rides, fireworks, a parade, concerts and more. Carnival pre-sale tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven, Joe's Pizzeria, the Montville Township Library, Montville Recreation Department and Landauer Cafe. Pre-sale wristbands are $25 ($30 at the door) and pre-sale ride tickets are $18 for 22 tickets (regular priced are $1.25 per ticket, 25 tickets for $25 or 50 tickets for $50). Here's the schedule of events: THURSDAY, JUNE 28 5 p.m.-8 p.m.-Summer Idol Semi-Finals talent competition (Main Stage) 5 p.m.-11 p.m.-Carnival (wristband day) FRIDAY, JUNE 29 5 p.m.-Classic Car Show 5 p.m.-midnight- Carnival 8 p.m.-10:…
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Board president Dr. Karen Cortellino praised the two public bodies' ability to work together.
The Montville board of education voted to move the 2011 high school graduation date back one day, from Thursday, June 23 to Wednesday, June 22, to accommodate the township's Fourth of July celebration at its meeting on August 17. According to superintendent Dr. Paul Fried, the original graduation date of Thursday, June 23 would have conflicted with the celebration, which is currently planned for the weekend on June 25, 2011. The township's annual Fourth of July celebration is traditionally scheduled for the weekend prior to July 4 and held at the Montville township high school. "Due to the coming school schedule, being able to hold the celebration as usual at the school would be a problem," he said. According to Fried and public works …
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Three days of family-friendly events at the Township Fourth of July celebration.
The annual Montville Township Independence Day Celebration took place on Friday, June 25 and ran until Sunday, June 27. The weekend celebration offered something for everyone, including: concerts, local entertainment, balloon rides, a carnival, 5K race, circus, parade, food, flea market, fireworks and the first annual Montville Idol contest. Take a look at our photo gallery for a recap of all the weekend's highlights, and feel free to add your own.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Free concert was part of Sunday's Fourth of July celebration.
Folk artist Mark Rust preformed a free concert on Sunday, June 27 as part of the Township's Fourth of July celebration. Rust played two sets of multi-instrumental, family-friendly folk music in the early afternoon. His first set was titled "The Environmental Show," and featured music with a focus on nature and conservation. Rust played renditions of songs by Joni Mitchell and Don McLean, as well as an originals] titled "Jump Into the Leaves." His second set, "Songs of the Soldier," featured songs that were favorites of service men and women during World War 1, World War 2, the Vietnam War and the Korean War. Rust took a moment before the second show to praise the nation's armies. "This goes out for all the young men and women putting …
Free concert was part of the Township Fourth of July Celebration
As part of the Montville Fourth of July Celebration, the Willie Lynch Orchestra provided a free concert on Friday, June 25. The five-piece band played a collection of family-friendly songs from the past 50 years, jumping seamlessly from country to jazz to rock and roll. Take a look at the group preforming "Country Roads," by John Denver and "What'd I Say," by Ray Charles.
Part of the Township's annual Fourth of July Celebration.
The Township punctuated its yearly Independence Day celebration with a fireworks display on Saturday, June 26. The display, which took place around 9:45pm, was set to music, featuring a combination of popular songs and and music with patriotic themes. Songs included "I've Got a Feeling," by the Black Eyed Peas, "Speed of Sound," by Coldplay and "Proud to be an American," by Len Greenwood. Take a look at the climax of the display here.