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.