With the fluctuation in COVID-19 cases, many shore cities have cancelled or postponed their fireworks shows and Fourth of July events. If you’re looking for others ways to pass the time during this 3-day weekend, here are a few ideas!
Don’t forget to be safe. There’s still a pandemic going on and there’s always a chance you can get sick if you go out.
Have a BBQ with friends and family
Invite your immediate family or your close friends for a chill barbecue or kickback during the weekend. Make it a game night with some party games, or make it an outdoor movie night if you can get your hands on a projector.
Enjoy an outdoor brunch/dinner
Want to treat yourself to a nice meal for the holiday without all the fuss? Enjoy an outdoor brunch or dinner at one of the several restaurants offering outdoor dining in Jersey City.
You can take a look at our Outdoor Dining guide for restaurants, rules in place, and more information.
Spend the day at the park or beach
Take a day trip to a park or beach during the holiday weekend. While current regulations require a limited capacity in these community spaces, be prepared for more people out and about than usual. Head to the park/beach early, find a good spot, pack some snacks, and enjoy the day!
Invite friends for a movie night
If you want to keep things relaxed, watch a movie with friends or have a virtual movie night with everyone. The musical Hamilton will be available to stream on Disney+ as of July 3rd, if you want to watch the story of Alexander Hamilton’s impact on a growing nation as told through hip-hop and R&B and a beautifully diverse cast.
If you decide to hang out at home, enjoy some virtual events on Saturday.
Cedar Grove’s fireworks show is on Friday, July 3rd at 7PM at Panther Park. Their fireworks will be available to stream on their Facebook page.
Wawa Welcome America 2020 festival is a free virtual event with concerts, educational activities, virtual museum tours, and more. There are activities available every day this week until Saturday night, include a full concert featuring Cynthia Erivo and Jason Derulo.
Grand Park Block Party
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From 8PM to 10PM PST, tune into the Grand Park YouTube channel for their virtual block party with performances, interviews, local community stories, and more.
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The Spring Awakening electronic music festival is going virtual for July 4th and will include sets by Krewella, Vicetone, Goodsex, and other great artists. You can tune into the livestream starting at 8PM.