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Hanover to hold “Annual Patriotic Celebration” on July 1

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At 7:30 p.m. “The Infernos” will play a program of patriotic and favorite music

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Hanover Township Recreation announced that its annual Patriotic Celebration of Fireworks is scheduled for Monday, July 1, at Veterans Field on North Jefferson Road across from the Hanover Township Municipal Complex in Whippany beginning at 6:00 p.m. The fireworks display will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Please bring a chair/blanket for seating.

For safety reasons, anyone viewing the fireworks is urged not to walk across Route 10 to reach a viewing area. There are several nearby parking lots as well as areas where residents may park and catch a complimentary bus to/from the fireworks. Hanover Township Recreation encourages viewers to use the complimentary bus service.

With pre-fireworks festivities beginning at 6:00 p.m., there may not be time to cook dinner. With this in mind, the following vendors have a “special permit” to sell food and beverages at the fireworks including;  Cas’s Polish Food, Ice Cream Creations, Jersey Curbside Eats, Jersey Rolls, Kona Ice, Mr. Sam’s Ice Cream, Tony’s Travelling Trattoria, Charlie’s Moveable Feast, Lenny’s Cocina De Abuelita, Sweet Concessions and Uncle Joe’s Kettle Corn.

There are lots of activities prior to the fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

A DJ will be on hand at 6:00 p.m. and will play the songs that make you tap your toes and get up and dance! The family dance party runs until 7:30 p.m. when Sting the Bee will lead children up to age 12  dressed in the “Red, White & Blue” Patriotic Parade.

At 7:30 p.m. “The Infernos” will play a program of patriotic and favorite music. They will also play the “Star Spangled Banner” and a song or two during the beginning of the fireworks display at approximately 9:15 p.m.

The Infernos Band, America’s #1 Show Band and the area’s premier live performance group, has been on the music scene since 1977. In recent years their fame has grown and they have had opportunities that even the most famous mainstream bands would only dream of. The band has performed for President Obama and past Presidents as well, performed at the Inauguration Gala’s for former New Jersey Governors Jon Corzine and James E. McGreevey, Chris Christie’s election victory night, entertained the Spanish Steps and at the Piazza Navona in Rome, Italy and performed at the Waldorf Astoria for the families of the NYPD, NYFD, doctors and EMS workers who were on scene at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.  They have shared the stage with some of the biggest talents in the world including Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and Barry Manilow, and the legendary Chicago band.

Road Closure Information

Patriotic Celebration Road Closure Map 2019

North Jefferson Road will be closed to vehicular traffic from the small bridge after Stoney Brook Road to the Route 10 jughandle. No traffic will be able to enter North Jefferson Road from either side beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. the road will reopen after the fireworks at approximately 9:45 p.m.

Paper Mill Drive. There will be no access to Paper Mill Drive from either Route 10 or North Jefferson Road beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. The road will reopen after the fireworks at approximately 9:45 p.m.

The Hanover Township Community Center will close at 1:00 p.m on Monday, July 1. The parking lot will not be available for parking on Monday, July 1. If the fireworks occur on the rain date of Tuesday, July 2, the same schedule is in effect.

The night of the fireworks, the Hanover Township Community Center bathrooms will be open to the public.

The Hanover Township Municipal Building and parking lot will close at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1. If the fireworks occur on the rain date of  Tuesday, July 2, the same schedule is in effect.

Although the Hanover Township Municipal Campus and North Jefferson Road will be unavailable for viewers to park their cars, there are parking options available. Please carpool if possible!

Cambrex is located at 30 North Jefferson Road in Whippany has made 250 spots available for parking the night of the fireworks.

The Ukrainian American Center located at 60 North Jefferson Road in Whippany has made 132 spots in the parking lot plus an additional 12 spots in the circle available for parking.

Parking will also be available along Stoney Brook Road.

Handicap parking will be available in the main municipal parking lot. Be advised that only vehicles with an approved handicap placard from the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicle Commission will be allowed to park in this lot.

To gain access to Handicap Parking, viewers should come up Route 10 West to the turn onto North Jefferson Road. Police will let cars with the approved handicap placard turn right onto North Jefferson and then left into the Municipal parking lot. However, this access to North Jefferson Road will be closed at approximately 8:00 p.m.

There will be six 52 seat Hanover Township Board of Education buses used to transport viewers from the Malapardis Park, Our Lady of Mercy, Memorial Junior School and Whippany Park High School parking lots to the viewing area on North Jefferson Road. The complimentary bus service will begin running from the parking lots from 6:15 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. and return to the parking lots following the fireworks display.

The 14-seat Dial a Ride van will run from The Ukrainian Cultural Center on Jefferson Road down to the viewing area from 6:15 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. and return to the Ukrainian Center following the fireworks display.

There will be parking available in four other locations. For your convenience, there will be buses to bring viewers to and from the fireworks location.

Memorial Junior School:  61 Highland Avenue, Whippany. There are 86 spots; 3 handicap and 6 upfront parking spaces.

Our Lady of Mercy: 190 Whippany Road, Whippany. There are 150 spots in the main parking lot and an additional 50 in the overflow parking lot at the chapel.

Whippany Park High School: 165 Whippany Road, Whippany. There are 75 spots.

Malapardis Park: Malapardis Road in Cedar Knolls.  There are 108 regular parking spots and 5 handicap spots.