Manasquan cancels Independence Day celebrations

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MANASQUAN — Manasquan will not hold its annual Independence Day celebrations this year, the Manasquan Tourism Commission announced Tuesday.

“Due to COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, the Manasquan Tourism Commission has canceled all our July Fourth events including fireworks,” Ray Summers, commission chair, told The Coast Star.

Mr. Summers added that no fireworks or concerts are scheduled for the remainder of the 2020 season.

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When making this decision, Mr. Summers said the commission took into account what’s happening in New Jersey and other states as well as Gov. Phil Murphy’s most recent announcement that indoor dining will be suspended indefinitely.

“We just felt that was the smartest thing to do. It’s sad, but at the same time we want to do the right thing,” Mr. Summers said. “Hopefully we can get through this together and move on to next year.”

Other events are still planned for the summer, Mr. Summers noted, including Movies at Main Beach and Big Sea Day.

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