Fourth of July in WO

Celebration week culminates today with fireworks and 'Lefty' Boland Fun Meet.


The week of sesquicentennial events reaches its culmination on today, July 4, with the Independence Day Celebration at the West Orange High School.

The traditional "Lefty" Boland Fun Meet will begin at 6 p.m., in addition to music, games, pony rides and other attractions. The grand finale will take place at 7 p.m. 

And if you still crave West Orange history after Wednesday, you are in luck! Township Historian Joe Fagan will continue his Sesquicentennial Lecture Series with the life of Thomas Alva Edison on Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at the West Orange Public Library. 

Thania June 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Wow I just wish the family circus could have another function! My kids have been waiting for it and they will not be around on Sunday :) Saturday afternoon were have been perfect!
Denise Esposito June 28, 2012 at 01:20 PM
Here are the restaurants that are going to be at the Downtown Music & Food Festival on Friday, June 29 @6:30pm at Colgate Park: Suzy Q's BBQ with chopped pork, brisket, mac & cheese and baked beans, Hat City Kitchen with chicken & sausage jambalaya and gumbo, Valley Diner with crepes, pierogies and hunter cabbage stew, Pepe's Restaurant with chicken & ribs and for dessert Supreme Bakery with cookies and cupcakes.
Mike D'Onofrio (Editor) June 28, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Thanks for the update, Mrs. Esposito! It looks like there will be a great smorgasbord of foods on Friday and something for everyone!
Sherley Jean-Baptiste June 28, 2012 at 08:47 PM
People from most nearby towns come to our 4th of July Fireworks. We have the best in Essex County. What a great way to celebrate our nation and the beauty of summertime.
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Joseph Fagan July 03, 2012 at 06:09 PM
The lectute on Thomas Edison will be on July 19th at the WOPL not on the 5th as mentioned.
Suzanne July 04, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Anyone know if /where there is designated handicapped parking for the fireworks and other festivities? Livingston sets aside the library parking lot as handicapped only for the days activities. I know where the 1-2 current spaces are, but I'm wondering if there will be an area set aside for additional HC parking.
Sherley Jean-Baptiste July 05, 2012 at 12:57 PM
The Fireworks were better than ever last night. Thanks WO for a really great show.


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