RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Friday fireworks were supposed to signal the start of the July 4th holiday weekend in Rutherford, but Mother Nature has other plans.
Rutherford’s annual fireworks display is canceled Friday, July 1 and is rescheduled Saturday due to the threat of thunder showers.
Activities start at Memorial Field at 7 p.m. with music and food vendors, followed by the 9:15 p.m. fireworks display.
Due to the schedule change, Diamond 2 at Memorial Field will be closed on Friday, July 1.
Memorial Field, including Tryon, will be closed on Saturday, July 2, prior to the Fireworks festivities beginning at 7 p.m.
Since streets will be closed for the celebration, residents are discouraged from driving to the area. A non-vehicle traffic perimeter will be established from Grand Avenue and West Erie Avenue, extending south to Hobart Avenue and west on Hobart Avenue to Riverside Avenue. Handicapped parking will be available on West Erie Avenue (from Jackson to Grand Avenues) on the north side of the street.
Visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets. No coolers, fireworks (including sparklers), alcoholic beverages, pets, or drones will be permitted at the fireworks display or on any part of Memorial Field.
Food, drink and glow sticks will be sold to benefit Rutherford Junior Football and Cheer.
Limited port-a- john facilities will be available.
A reunification meeting place for lost children has been designated at the fire truck with the green flashing light stationed at the intersection of Darwin and Yahara avenues.
For updated weather information the hotline, 201-460- 3017.
Event sponsors Boiling Springs Savings Bank, PSE&G, and St. Mary’s General Hospital in Passaic.