How To Do: Montclair 4th of July Parade!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Call Time/Location

CALL TIME: 10:00 AM
CALL LOCATION: South Fullerton Avenue, between Union Street and Hawthorne Place, in Montclair, NJ

Parade Step-Off: 11:00 AM

What to Wear

Uniform (Musicians and Banner):
UPDATE: “Merm-iforms!” aka “Don’t Wear Your Band Pants! (but keep it family-friendly)”
* White 2019 marching band t-shirt
* White marching band hat
* Rainbow Overlay (supplied at step-off)
* Purple Plume (supplied at step-off)
* Beach party from the waist down: bathing suit/board shorts/Bermudas/sarong/etc.
* Beach chic footwear of your choice: sandals, Tevas, Keens, reef walkers, sneakers, or…your Dinkles with white socks

Uniform (Color Guard):
UPDATE: “Merm-iforms!” aka “Don’t Wear Your Band Pants! (but keep it family-friendly)”
* Guard glitter overlay and feathers with whatever you want underneath. Yellow top optional
* Beach party from the waist down: bathing suit/board shorts/Bermudas/sarong/etc.
* Beach chic footwear of your choice: sandals, Tevas, Keens, reef walkers, sneakers, or…your Dinkles with white socks

Music

The complete 2019  marching set, T3, Never My Love, and Over the Rainbow

Restrooms

There are restrooms at the library two blocks from our call location

Getting There & Back

Car Drivers: (before the parade)
Drivers should park near our call location. There is plenty of free, street parking nearby. You can use this address in your GPS: 73 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ. At the end of the parade we will shuttle you back to your cars

Car Passengers: (after the parade)
Please wait for your drivers at Valley Rd. and Watchung Ave. (the corner where we made the last turn before the reviewing stand and the park)!

Shuttle Drivers (after the parade):
Parade end to step-off: Avoid parade traffic by driving southwest on North Mountain Ave., which is on the opposite side of the park/lake from where the reviewing stand is. When driving away, the park will be on your left if you are going in the correct direction. Go about one mile to the main drag, Bloomfield Ave.; cross over Bloomfield and continue another 1/2 mile on what is now South Mountain Ave. Turn left on Union St. and go about 1/2 mile to South Fullerton–you are at our step-off location.

Step-off to parade end to fetch passengers: Go back the way you just came. Take Union St. to South Mountain Ave. and turn right on South Mountain. Cross over Bloomfield Ave. and continue one mile on what is now North Mountain Ave. until you reach Watchung Ave. Turn right on Watchung and go one light to Valley Rd. Retrieve passengers!

BBQ at Casa Del Begley

After the parade, drive to Casa Del Begley for a fabulous July 4th BBQ! Just 3 miles away, a 5-minute drive. Beer, hard cider, and soda; burgers and dogs, regular and veggie; corn and vegetarian goodies; yummy fruit; and cat treats. Address: 62 Essex Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ

Weather Report

Intervals of clouds and sun, with a high near 88°