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Here’s How the New Jersey Shutdown Will Affect Things {Including 4th of July}

by Jennifer Tripucka
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If you haven’t heard already, Governer Christie signed an executive order to shut down the state government. It’s safe to say that this shutdown will affect your 4th of July plans, if it hasn’t already. Besides state parks, welcome centers, and DMV offices closed, all events taking place in said parks will be cancelled {including fireworks}. Below are a few of the New Jersey state departments affected by the shutdown:

  • Department of Environmental Protection: All state parks including Liberty State Park in Jersey City will be closed until further notice. This includes forests, parks, recreation areas, and historic sites. Any events scheduled to be held inside those parks will be cancelled — INCLUDING fireworks {new location shared below!}.
  • Department of Tourism: All welcome centers in New Jersey will be closed.
  • New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commissions: All MVC agencies and inspection stations will be closed. Online services still available.
  • Department of Labor: Any claims filed {wage, disability, etc.} will be accepted by not processed, and workers compensation courts will be closed. Division of vocational and rehabilitation services will be closed.
  • Department of the Treasury: Taxation call centers and work facilities will be closed.
  • Department of Banking and Insurance: All offices closed except the IURO.
  • Department of Transportation: Rest areas will be closed.

Information is subject to change and more comprehensive list can be found online here.

Had plans for July 4th that included Liberty State Park? Mayor Fulop has announced that Jersey City will be moving its fireworks display and #JC4th festival to Exchange Place.

The #JC4th festival is moving to Exchange Place on Tuesday, July 4th from 12-10pm and will include carnival rides, food trucks, Kool & The Gang & fireworks over the Hudson — and word on the street is easily visible from Lutze Biergarten. Please note: It is no longer at Liberty State Park, regardless of shutdown outcome. Here’s the map:

This is the latest map of fireworks location as of 7/3/17 at 9:45AM from Jersey City Mayor’s Office:

We’ll keep you updated as further developments arise that will affect the Hudson County area.



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