Jersey City Night Market to provide day time food and entertainment before 4th of July fireworks

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The Jersey City Night Market will provide day time food and entertainment prior to the 4th of July fireworks going off around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday night.

Art courtesy of the City of Jersey City.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Spectators can watch the fireworks show along the Hudson River Walkway, from the north field at Liberty State Park, and most overlook areas in The Heights.

“As host of one of the biggest Fourth of July events in the region, we look forward to putting on one of the best celebrations yet again this year, with fireworks launching from two barges in the Hudson River,” Mayor Steven Fulop said in a statement.

“With Jersey City Night Market providing dayside food and entertainment, residents and visitors can enjoy a day of festivities as we celebrate our nation’s independence coupled with a sense of normalcy following a year of lockdowns worldwide.”

At 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Grucci’s fireworks will colorfully illuminate the sky in Jersey City with the majestic backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.

Fireworks by Grucci is a sixth-generation, family-owned and operated fireworks company that has developed a prominent reputation, having performed at eight U.S. Presidential Inaugurations, Olympic Games, World’s Fairs, and earning the Guinness World Record for “largest fireworks display” ever recorded.

“We’re so incredibly excited to partner with the City of Jersey City to celebrate our community, the resiliency of small business, and getting back to normal,” added Jersey City Night Market Co-Owners Alysis Vasquez and Perla Nieves.

“We will have a full day of authentic Jersey City vibes, and after the year we all have experienced, it is our collective priority that every aspect of this event be curated by local talent.”

While there are no longer limits for outdoor gatherings, residents and visitors are invited to watch the fireworks along the waterfront while maintaining all safety protocols necessary. For information on safety protocols, please visit FreedomandFireworks.com.

Their website also provides more information about what to bring, transportation, directions, and other general event details

Anyone attending the event is strongly encouraged to arrive by foot, bike, or public transportation, as parking will be extremely limited.

Additionally, roads surrounding Montgomery Street will be closed for the duration of the event. Bike JC will also host a free bicycle valet at Exchange Place.