On July 4th, Jersey City hosted a full day of festivities with food truck eats, carnival rides, a beer garden, performance first by Akon, and headliner Pitbull and fireworks at Exchange Place. This was actually the first time I've spent 4th of July in Jersey City. As a local resident right outside of Manhattan, I miss the years when the Macy's fireworks were over the Hudson River. All I had to do was walk up the street. Now Jersey City is my new go-to for not just fireworks but for plenty of lobster rolls, tacos and gourmet grilled cheese, and an exciting performance. It's also an easy commute for me via light rail, or path for my friends coming from the city. I hope the city of Jersey City continues to bring concerts, food and fun with their fireworks show. I missed Snoop Dogg's performance last year but glad I didn't miss this one! Check out highlights from the concert performance here.
Akon presented with the key to Jersey City
- Kim Weling