Fireworks burst across the city’s skyline as the Ironbound community celebrated its 4th of July Thank You America Festival on Sunday, July 3. The annual celebration took place at the Riverfront Park, as dozens of families came out to celebrate.

The park quickly filled with live music, food trucks, and family fun activities. Children swarmed through the park in excitement and enjoyed fun activities from face painting to bouncy houses. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ representatives were also present as they shared health tips and information with the community.

4th July River Front Park Fireworks

Councilman Augusto Amador gave remarks as East Ward and Newark residents enjoyed a variety of foods from local restaurants, played carnival games and partied to live music from bands such as Jazz in Newark and Bipolar Rock Band.

The celebration continued into the night as fireworks lit up the sky.