Thursday, January 10, 2013
Though KaBoom! Fireworks on the Navesink hasn't been canceled, there's been no talk about bringing it back this year.
The prospect of seeing fireworks return to Red Bank this summer is grim. And it’s not necessarily because of what officials are saying, but rather what they’re not saying. At Wednesday's council meeting, after giving the go-ahead to Flavour to host a two-day weekend event at the end of June, just a few days shy of the Fourth of July and Red Bank’s annual July 3rd fireworks show, Mayor Pat Menna said there have been no discussions whatsoever about bringing KaBoom! Fireworks on the Navesink back to the borough. Planning for the show, which attracted crowds of upward of 100,000 people to the borough’s downtown and riverfront prior to its suspension, typically began soon after the last firework exploded in the sky over the Navesink each July …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Photos from the 4th of July event on the promenade
While some towns' 4th of July fireworks were discontinued this year, Long Branch kept the tradition going with Oceanfest and a huge fireworks display on Wednesday. Crowds flocked to the promenade to enjoy food, sand sculptures, autograph signings and fireworks that lit up the nights sky. Patch would love to feature your photos from Oceanfest too! Send photos to email@example.com or upload them to the story itself.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Celebrate your Fourth of July safely this year.
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Fourth of July is drawing near and barbeque preparations are underway. Fireworks are a traditional part of Independence Day celebrations, but they can also be dangerous. Sadly, children and teens are too often hurt by fireworks. So, before the celebration begins, check out these EyeSmart fireworks safety tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Of the 9,000 fireworks-related injuries each year, 21 percent are eye injuries and more than half of the victims are young children or teenagers. “Many Americans get caught up in the excitement of the Fourth of July, and forget that fireworks are also dangerous explosives,” said Monica L. Monica, M.D., an ophthalmologist and clinical correspondent for the American Academy of …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
With the annual fireworks show canceled, there's a holiday void in its place. What should fill it?
The annual KaBoom! Fireworks on the Navesink summer extravaganza attracted well over 100,000 people each year for its July 3rd fireworks show, which organizers said was the largest in New Jersey and was one of the largest in the entire country. When the KaBoom Committee announced Wednesday that the 2012 iteration of the more than 50 year tradition had been canceled, reactions were varied. Many mourned the loss of the event, even if it’s only temporary, while others thought the entire thing had grown too large and needed to be adjusted in at least some way. Unfortunately, with KaBoom’s success came some problems. Not only did rowdy crowds cause some issues, but costs associated with the event outpaced even the number of attendees each year…