As you’re planning your festivities, don’t forget about the ordinance that regulates parkway use on Central Street for the Fourth of July Parade.

To reserve a spot to view the event, community members can set up chairs and blankets only on the parkways of Central Street, from the west side of Bent Park to Asbury Ave., no earlier than 6 a.m. on July 1.

Chairs and blankets are not allowed on sidewalks or on areas where pavement extends to the curb. Chairs and blankets cannot obstruct or encroach on crosswalks or disabled access to sidewalks.

Items must be removed no later than 6 p.m. the day of the parade. The City will remove all chairs and blankets placed prior to 6 a.m. on July 1 and left after 6 p.m. on the day of the parade. The City is not responsible for the loss of or damage to property placed on the parkways or removed from the parkways.

The ordinance is in place to preserve the health and safety of those living and visiting Central Street during the weeks prior to holiday event.

The parade begins at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 4. More information on Fourth of July events is available here.

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