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Ridgewood Residents Get An Early Start On Fourth Of July

Seats Along The Village Parade Route Are Reserved A Week In Advance
Chairs lined up in Ridgewood ahead of the Fourth of July celebration (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Chairs lined up in Ridgewood ahead of the Fourth of July celebration (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

RIDGEWOOD, NJ (CBSNewYork) — The chairs have already started to show up along Maple Avenue. Although they were empty Friday, they will be occupied next week when the village’s annual Fouth of July parade weaves its way through town.

Residents traditionally stake out their spots for the parade ahead of the event.

“If you’re gonna hook it up to a telephone pole with a piece of twine on there, I guess there is a little bit of trust,” a Ridgewood resident told 1010 WINS’ Al Jones.

The parade was first staged in 1910 and kicks off an epic town-wide celebration. The festivities are capped off at night with a fireworks display.

Mayor Paul Aronsohn said he’s never heard of a chair being stolen.

“It just won’t happen. People in town respect when you put your chair out,” he said.

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