Perth Amboy and South Amboy Fireworks POSTPONED

To take place on Saturday night, same time.

Ring in America’s Birthday on Friday, July 1 from the Awesome Waterfront along Raritan Bay with Biggest Fireworks Spectacular in The Garden State.

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PERTH AMBOY AND SOUTH AMBOY – The fireworks spectacular over Raritan Bay and along the beautiful Perth Amboy and South Amboy waterfronts on Friday, July 1 sets the new standard for celebrating America’s Independence Day in New Jersey.

Perth Amboy and South Amboy are joining with “Celebrate our Stars & Stripes,” a nonprofit organization, to present sky-filling fireworks complete with brilliant bursts of light and booming sounds. Garden State Fireworks, recognized world champion in pyrotechnics design and display, is staging the event, which will be seen, heard and enjoyed by thousands of patriotic people.

Private contributions fund this completely free fireworks event. The “Celebrate Committee” is accepting donations in any amount from $20,000 to $50.  This is a community event and the fundraising effort is supported by the community.

At the Raritan Yacht Club, the Committee is also running a “Dunk Tank Fundraiser” on July 1, and anyone can suggest candidates who can use a “good dunking.”  Perth Amboy Law Director Arlene Quinones Perez and South Amboy Council President Mickey Gross have volunteered to get dunked.  Good-natured officers from the Perth Amboy and South Amboy fire and police departments have also volunteered to get wet.

The “Celebrate” fireworks will be the best in New Jersey.

Garden State Fireworks’ August Santore, Jr. said, “The ‘Amboys’ fireworks will be the largest local display during the July 4th weekend. The size and scope of fireworks show, the amount of high-powered pyrotechnics we’re using, and people in the viewing audience – make this the biggest ceremony in our State.”

Mayor Wilda Diaz said, “We host the Fourth of July weekend fireworks and activities to bring families together on America’s birthday. Equally important, we gather to appreciate the freedom, liberty and democracy which makes our nation a cherished place as well as a beacon of hope to everyone around the world.”

“We know it takes months of preparation to produce the “Celebrate our Stars & Stripes” fireworks for our communities, and we truly appreciate each person’s dedicated efforts,” said South Amboy Mayor Fred Henry. “Everything is in place for a grand evening, please join us to mark the moment in world history when America began its legacy as the home of the free and land of the brave.”

The pre-fireworks festivities along the Perth Amboy waterfront begin at 5 PM with music, food, and family fun.  The festivities along the South Amboy waterfront begins at 7 PM.  The crew from WCTC-AM and WMGQ-FM are playing non-stop music until the fireworks start. Fireworks fans can find food trucks and vendors on Sadowski Parkway from Wisteria Street to High Street. Food service continues to 9:30 PM.

The main events, the fireworks spectacular, starts with loud bangs, boom and brilliant bursts of light at 9:20 PM. The prime spots for viewing the fireworks are available along Water Street from the Raritan Yacht Club to the end of Sadowski Parkway (by Madison Avenue). During the fireworks the radio stations are simulcasting messages from the sponsors and festive sounds.

“Celebrate our Stars and Stripes” Committee Chairman Barry Rosengarten said, “We are grateful for all the support we received from Mayor Diaz and Mayor Henry. Each City’s Police, Fire and Public Works departments are supporting us, too. We are also grateful for donations from generous sponsors and people who volunteered their time to make our Independence Day Celebration an incredible success.”

For complete details about the fireworks and to make a last-minute contribution to the “Celebrate our Stars & Stripes” fireworks extravaganza, please visit:


 About the City of Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey

Perth Amboy, an urban community with rich cultural history and a more than three hundred-year-old maritime and industrial legacy, is an interconnection point for major highways, roadways and waterways. Founded in 1683 and chartered in 1718, it served as the state capital until 1790 and is home of the Royal Governor William Franklin’s Mansion. Perth Amboy, presently known for its beautiful waterfront area, is located in the center of the State, midway between New York and Philadelphia. According to the 2010 Census, Perth Amboy has a population of 50,814 residents.

About the City of South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey

South Amboy was incorporated as a City on April 11, 1908. The mile-square City is steeped in history and is the site of many other historical events such as the 1st N.J. Airmail Flight, the first commercial railroad in the U.S., and the Camden-Amboy Railroad.  The City was also the home of Colonel Stevens, who brought the first locomotive in crates to N.J., with the “John Bull” being meticulously assembled and tested by Isaac Dripps as the citizenry looked on in amazement. Today, South Amboy is a designated Transit Village, located alongside all major area highways in the Garden State.

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