Nutley's upcoming July 4th celebration will continue the town's tradition with morning games for youngsters and a festive fire-works display over the Park Oval at night.
The morning activities will include the "Firecracker Competition for kids ages 12 and under". Registration is scheduled at 9 a.m. with games starting at 9:30 a.m and continuing until 12 noon.
Games include a potato sack race, ball throws, running races and many other fun activities. Participants will be receiving ribbons and free Italian ice and top finishers will receive medals in the following categories: 4 and under, 5 and 6 year olds, 7 to 9 year olds, and 10 to 12 year olds.
Evening festivities begin with Franklin Avenue Street closing from Church to Chestnut Street at 6 p.m.. On hand will be local bands as well as DJ John Gizzi from Slipped Disc Inc. providing music and games in the Oval. Food vendors will be on site for the evening event.
Seating in the Oval will be limited but lawn chairs and blankets can be used along Franklin Avenue and Chestnut Street.
In the event of inclement weather, the fireworks will be rescheduled for the next clear night. Information on possible postponement will be available at www.nutleynj.org .