Independence Day

Fireworks on for New Providence Independence Day Celebration: Investors Bank Donates $11,000

by Michael M. Shapiro

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Fireworks will once again be a feature of this year’s Independence Day Celebration in the Borough thanks to a donation of $11,000 by investors Bank.  Adding to this year’s festivities there will be even more giveaways by Club Souren atop the NP Fuel Jets Truck.

The Independence Day Celebration will occur on July 3 at 7 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

This is not the first time that investors Bank has financially supported the event, which is a mainstay in the Borough for young and old alike.  While traditionally, fireworks on the Fourth of July had been funded by the Borough through tax dollars, when the recession hit, many town governments, including New Providence, eliminated funding for the event rather than financially burden taxpayers.  Since then, in New Providence, with the assistance of the Borough, the New Providence Business & Professional Association (NPBPA) took over planning and organizing the event and investors Bank came on board as the primary sponsor and funder for the past several years.

Independence Day Committee Chairperson and member of the NPBPA Ted Kapuscinski said, “Investors Bank has come to the table again this year in large support of the event.  Without that support, the event couldn’t take place.”

Club Souren, sponsored by KJS Design & Technology, will DJ the event.  Don Murphy of NP Fuel will donate the use of the NP Fuel Jets Truck for the festivities.

Free chalk, donated by Kapuscinski Luongo Architects and Martial Arts for Life, will be provided for children to create art along South Street.  Additional programs will be announced, as well.

Daniel White, Retail Market Manager for the New Providence branch of investors Bank, said, “As an active community partner, we are proud to sponsor this year’s fireworks.  The commitment of investors Bank to our community has never been stronger.”

Michelle Brugger, President of the NPBPA and owner of Martial Arts for Life in New Providence, concluded, “The New Providence business community does so much for the Borough but it takes businesses like investors Bank to provide what is really needed to make the Borough’s events such a huge success.”

Additional sponsors and donations for the event are welcome.  Anyone who would like to sponsor or donate can contact Michelle Brugger at 908-464-2836 or at martialartsforlife@aol.com.

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NP Fireworks are ON for July 3rd!

Tonight’s fireworks are scheduled to happen as planned, according to the latest weather forecasts!

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Fireworks return to South Street in New Providence on July 3

The New Providence Independence Day Celebration returns to the borough on Wednesday, July 3, on South Street from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue, and will include more activities than ever before.  DJ John Souren of Club Souren will provide entertainment from his perch on the NP Fuel “Jets” Truck. There will be juggler Will Shaw, “Chalk on South” (kids of all ages can get a free “bucket” of chalk to create art and messages on the street), and lots of fun for the whole family.  The fabulous fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 PM. Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the festivities. Should it rain, the Independence Day Celebration will take place on Friday, July 5, same place, same time. For information please contact us.

The fireworks were made possible by the very generous donation from our event sponsor, Investors Bank.   The event is also sponsored by the New Providence Business Community, which sponsors the 5K Race, Farmers Market, Summer Concerts, Street Fair, the Christmas Walk, and other community events.

Our main sponsors include:

investorsBank

DJ Club Souren
Kapuscinski Luongo Architects
KJS Design & Technology
Martial Arts for Life
NP Fuel
Strawberry Fields

The Fireworks Will Go On in New Providence…

Investors Bank Donates $10,000 to New Providence Independence Day Celebration.

Investors Bank stepped up to the plate on Thursday, April 18, and delivered a homerun for the Borough of New Providence and its residents, donating $10,000 to the New Providence Independence Day Committee to fund the Fourth of July fireworks this year.  Daniel White, Vice President and Market Manager for investorsBank, who recently joined the company, told TheAlternativePress.com, “We look to continue to support the Borough of New Providence and surrounding communities.  We view ourselves as active community partners.”

This is not the first time that investorsBank has financially supported the event, which is a mainstay in the Borough for young and old alike.  While traditionally, fireworks on the Fourth of July had been funded by the Borough through tax dollars, when the recession hit, many town governments, including New Providence, eliminated funding for the event rather than financially burden taxpayers.  Since then, in New Providence, with the assistance of the Borough, the New Providence Business & Professional Association (NPBPA) took over planning and organizing the event and investorsBank came on board as the primary sponsor and funder for the past several years.

Ted Kapuscinski, Chair of the New Providence Independence Day Committee and member of the NPBPA, said, “We are very grateful that investorsBank is the major sponsor of this event.  The NPBPA is about giving back to the community and investorsBank has been consistently supporting our community for years.  Without such support, this event would not happen.  And without the support of the NPBPA and other businesses, other cherished events in our town would likewise not occur.”

“Both the NPBPA and investorsBank are about giving back to the community.  It’s a perfect partnership for everyone involved.  Our residents need to understand that the more they shop in our local businesses, the more resources we have to give back to the community,” said Jimmy Vardas, President of the New Providence Downtown Improvement District (NPDID) and owner of The Prestige Diner.

New Providence Councilman and founding member of the NPBPA, Gary Kapner, said, “I’m pleased to see that investorsBank once again is sponsoring our Independence Day fireworks celebration.  I’m thrilled to see the level of community involvement continue to grow on the part of the NPBPA and our local business community.”

Michelle Brugger, President of the NPBPA and owner of Martial Arts for Life in New Providence, concluded, “The New Providence business community does so much for the Borough but it takes businesses like investorsBank to provide what is really needed to make the Borough’s events such a huge success.”

- Michael M. Shapiro with The Alternative Press

 

Independence Day Fireworks

“Meet Me on South Street” as the Borough celebrates Independence Day on Tuesday, July 3.  DJ Mike Savage will provide entertainment from his perch on the NP Fuel Jets Truck.  Roving entertainment by Juggler Will Shaw will provide fun for all.  Kapuscinski Luongo Architects and Martial Arts for Life are sponsoring the “Chalk on South Street” for kids (of all ages) to create art on the street.

The fabulous fireworks, sponsored by Investors Bank, will begin at approximately 9:30 PM.  South Street will be closed at 7:00 PM from Gales Drive to Springfield Avenue for people to enjoy the festivities. Should it rain the Independent Day Celebration will take place on Friday, July 6, same place same time. The event is sponsored by the New Providence Business Community.

For information please contact us.

Once again, we’d like to thank our local businesses for their generous sponsorships!


Fireworks Sponsored by:

Investors Bank

“Chalk on South Street” Sponsored by:

Martial Arts for Life
Kapuscinski Luongo Architects

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