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Boom! Concert, fireworks slated for Saturday, Aug. 30

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By Brianna Townsend

MANASQUAN — The borough will be setting off its third and final pyrotechnic display of the summer season during the Manasquan Labor Day Fireworks Celebration, scheduled for this Saturday.

The annual celebration, hosted by the Manasquan Tourism Commission and sponsored by The Osprey, is scheduled to kick off on Main Beach with a concert from the band Moonlighting. The tunes are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Following the performance, guests will be able to watch the sky light up during the fireworks show at 9 p.m., according to tourism chair Ray Summers.

During last year’s summer season, the first after Superstorm Sandy hit the Shore, many towns in the area had curtailed or cancelled their fireworks displays.

The Manasquan Tourism Commission had prepared for its annual Labor Day fireworks show sponsored by The Osprey, but was forced to cancel the show as a result of rainy and windy weather. The show was not rescheduled.

Given last year’s cancellation, this year, the commission is especially looking forward to the return of the traditional Labor Day festivities.

“I’m hoping the weather Saturday night will be nice,” Mr. Summers said. “We’re expecting it to be. It’s the end of what most everyone agrees was a great summer, so we want a great fireworks show and great music.

“The Osprey has been doing it quite a few years and we couldn’t do it without them,” he added.

The commission encourages people, if they can, to walk or ride their bikes to the event because the Glimmer Glass Bridge is closed, eliminating Brielle Road as a beachfront exit.

“We encourage walking or biking anyway, but even more so at this time,” Mr. Summers said.

Attendees are invited to bring beach chairs and towels to sit on beach.

“We consider ourselves to have some of the best fireworks on the Shore, and we are having the live music, so come on out,” Mr. Summers said.

The event’s rain date is Aug. 31.

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