In between viewing spectacular fireworks and attending family barbecues on this upcoming 4th of July weekend, be sure to take part in another summertime American tradition-- enjoying ice cream.
And to commemorate both 4th of July and American history, make sure you enjoy your ice cream at the20th annual ice cream social.
Magicians, balloons, street theater and tours of the historic birthplace are all part of the fun at the social, to be held on Monday, July 4 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
While a DJ will provide a modern touch, children may dress up in Victorian costumes, enjoy Cleveland era games such as marbles, watch the Phydeau flea circus, or an old time patent medicine show.
A flag ceremony at 1 p.m. will include the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Caldwell Councilman Douglas Piazza and Association Trustee Dennis Murray. Caldwell Mayor Ann Dassing will give welcoming remarks.
Tours of the birthplace, located at 207 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell, begin at 1:30 p.m.
In addition to ice cream, other treats such as cotton candy, popcorn, lemonade and bottled water will be available. The will be running a barbecue with hamburgers, hot dogs, and pulled pork.
While there are no admission charges and many events are free, donations are accepted. The ice cream social is sponsored and supported by volunteers from the Caldwell Kiwanis, Caldwell and Fairfield Rotary, Masons and Caldwell Merchants Association, as well as members of the Birthplace Memorial Association.
Parking is available at In the event of rain, the social will be held indoors at the church.
The Grover Cleveland Memorial Birthplace is supported by a number of local merchants including , , Gencarelli Bakery, Reisinger's Oxygen and Gas, , and