Essex County Freeholders hold celebration for those involved in St. Patrick's Day Parade in the county including West Orange.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
John F. McKeon, Michael Merwin and Barbara Hughes to be inducted at annual investiture event on Sunday, Feb. 24 and parade slated for Sunday, March 10.
The 62nd West Orange Parade Committee has named state Assemb. and former West Orange Mayor John F. McKeon as parade Grand Marshal, officials announced recently. Michael Merwin and Barbara Hughes have been named Deputy Marshals for the 2013 Parade, which kicks off on Sunday, March 10 at 12:15 at West Orange Town Hall. In addition, the public is invited to attend the Parade’s Annual Investiture event at Mayfair Farms on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to see the three honorees get inducted The evening will include hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, coffee, tea, desert, a $1,000 raffle, and a performance by the Eamonn Ryan Band. Tickets cost $50 per person and are available by calling (973) 868-8178 or via email at westorangeparade@gmail.…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
State's largest celebration rolls through Newark on Memorial Day weekend
Newark's Broad Street was bursting with stunning skydivers, giant dinosaurs, spirited dancers and more Sunday for the 46th annual African-American Heritage Parade, the biggest cultural celebration in the state. The two-and-a-half hour parade, which spanned from Lincoln Park to Mulberry Street and Edison Place, was dedicated to the late Rep. Donald M. Payne Sr., with brother and former state Assemblyman William D. Payne serving as grand marshal. The longstanding parade, organized by the African-American Heritage Parade Commission, is the premier event of the four-day festival held every year at Weequahic Park. "Every child must know of the contributions that African Americans have made to make this country what it is," said Payne. This year…