How To Do

HOW TO DO: Montclair July 4th Parade!


Call Time/Location

CALL LOCATION: South Fullerton Avenue between Union Street and Hawthorne Place, Montclair, NJ


On the morning of Tuesday, July 4th, put on your so-clean-they-make-this-white-background-look-dull whites: your fabulously white-after-a-June-full-of-gigs white RISE tee, your amazingly white pants and white belt, your just re-cleaned-after-Pride-Day Dinkles or other just-as-white shoes, your glittering white hat, and your cute little white underwear–and pack a day bag with your favorite Independence Day BBQ outfit–and get to step off at South Fullerton Avenue between Union Street and Hawthorne Place, Montclair, NJ, by 10:00 AM.

This parade steps off promptly at 11, so don’t be late! (GPS users, punch in this address: 73 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ.)

If you are driving, park near step-off, bearing in mind that some streets will be closed. After the parade, the band’s passenger vans will ferry all drivers back to step off to fetch their cars. Drivers with their just-fetched cars and passenger vans will then return to Edgemont Park to fetch all the passengers.

Post-Parade: Retrieving Cars/Retrieving Passengers

Van Drivers: To get your drivers back to their cars, use the GPS address of our call location (73 S. Fullerton Ave., Montclair, NJ).
Van/Car Drivers: To get back to your passengers, use the name of the park at parade’s end (Edgemont Park, Valley Rd., Montclair, NJ).
Van/Car Passengers: Please wait for your van/driver at the end of the parade route! Help put out overlays/equipment away while you wait! Keep your phone handy so your driver can find you! And please ride to Marita and Ana’s in the car you came to Montclair in—don’t jump in the first vehicle that returns and make your original driver go crazy looking for you only to find you…already at the BBQ!

Post-Parade: Getting to Marita and Ana’s BBQ

Don’t forget to drive to Casa Del Begley at 62 Essex Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ, 07028 for a FABULOUS July 4th Independence Day barbecue! Serving beer and soda, burgers and dogs (regular and vegetarian), corn on the cob, vegetarian goodies and yummy salads, watermelon and sweets, plus lots of laughs and band family fun! Once there, congratulate ourselves on being the best damn band in the world!


Mostly cloudy in the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the mid-80s. NE winds around 5 mph.