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Saturday, June 27, 2009

2009 Independence Day Fireworks in Matawan

Matawan's Independence Day fireworks display will be conducted this year after dusk on Sunday 5 July 2009 over Lake Lefferts. The fireworks usually begin around 9 pm and are launched from the back of the parking lot of the First Presbyterian Church on Route 34 at Franklin Street. Crowds gather at the church, on Ravine Drive at Matawan Avenue near the lake, and elsewhere. The display was wonderful last year and I can't wait to see what's in store next week.

Like the Matawan Advocate suggests, get there early and make an evening of it. I'd recommend parking near Starbucks, walking over for a fisherman's platter at Peter's Fishery or pizza and drinks at the Kat Shack, retrieving a blanket or lawn chairs from the car, and heading over to the church parking lot for the festivities. When it's over, I'd hop in the car and head south on Rte 34 to avoid any fireworks traffic. Those in a party mood could finish the evening with a visit to Court Jester or McDonough's for a night cap.


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