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Celebrate Independence Day at Perth Amboy/South Amboy Historic Milestone Events

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The cities of Perth Amboy and South Amboy will celebrate Independence Day with a number of historic local events.

The 2012 historic milestones for both municipalities are:

A 250 year anniversary of the construction of the Royal Governor’s Mansion (the Proprietary House) by the British Empire in Perth Amboy;

A 100 year anniversary of the founding of the YMCA;

A 100 year anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts;

A 100 year anniversary of the first U.S. airmail flight from South Amboy to Perth Amboy, and 

A 50 year anniversary of the National Liberty Bell ringing commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

July 3 Events:

A fireworks display will be held at 9:20 pm at the Perth Amboy and South Amboy waterfront.

South Amboy will be hosting a free concert at 6 pm at the Raritan Bay Waterfront Park located at John T. O’Leary Boulevard and will feature packaged goods from 6 pm to 6:40 pm; the group "Bomb Squad" from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm, and the group "Rory Kelly's Triple Threat" from 7:45 pm to 9 pm.

There will be free shuttle service to the park from the NJTransit train station.

July 4 Events:

Perth Amboy will ring the replica of its Liberty Bell located at City Hall to memorialize the 236th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. A procession from the Proprietary House at 149 Kearny Avenue will begin at 12:30 pm and proceed to the event. The bell for the State of New Jersey is located at 260 High Street. At 2 pm, the bell will be rung 13 times; one ring for each of the original 13 colonies.

There will also be a live feed of music and programming on WCTC 1450 AM and WMGQ Magic 98.3 local radio stations.

For more information on any of the events, visit the Perth Amboy website at perthamboy.nj.us/city or send an email to South Amboy at events@southamboynj.gov.

Remember to bring lawn chairs to the events. Do not bring pets with you.

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