Avalon celebrated the nation’s birthday on Sunday, July 3rd with a concert featuring the Bay-Atlantic Symphony and one of the largest fireworks displays in New Jersey.
The Bay-Atlantic Symphony began the celebration with the “A New Birth of Freedom” concert inside the Avalon Community Hall. The symphony played a free concert to a standing room only crowd which featured a narration of “Lincoln Portrait” by Avalon Mayor Martin Pagliughi. Retired United States Army General John Stoner was the guest conductor for the symphony during its rendition of “Stars and Stripes Forever”.
The concert was followed by a huge fireworks display on the Avalon beachfront set to patriotic music and simulcast on radio station WCZT 98.7..the Coast. Tens of thousands of people were on the beachfront to enjoy the fireworks display.
Avalon will continue the celebration on Wednesday, July 6th at 7:00pm with a free concert at Veterans Plaza featuring the Air Force National Guard Band.
The holiday celebration was presented by the Borough of Avalon and the Avalon Department of Recreation. The Bay-Atlantic Symphony concert was co-sponsored by Sturdy Savings Bank.