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Block Party, Fireworks Return To New Hope Friday

The big celebration returns to New Hope on Friday.

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The fireworks are back for the holiday weekend in New Hope Borough.

The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce and New Hope Celebrates’ First Friday Summer Series and Fireworks Shows will take place Friday.

An outdoor block party with local artists and crafters, live art with New Hope Arts, a cocktail garden and outdoor lounge with Kylr Rum, live music, food from Italian Cucina, and other festivities will kick off the evening.

The outdoor block party will shut down and take place on Stockton Avenue between Bridge and Ferry streets on Friday from 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. 

Fireworks, which will be able to be seen from New Hope Borough and the City of Lambertville, will light up the sky over the Delaware River at 9 p.m.

“We are proud to bring back the New Hope First Friday Summer Series and Fireworks Display,” said Michael Sklar, president of The Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce. “New Hope is one of Pennsylvania’s top destinations to visit in the summer months.”

The fireworks returned last summer and were popular.

Sklar said the events bring more than 10,000 people to the borough each time.

“There’s truly something for everyone,” he said.

“Standing on the grass between the Playhouse and Stella I saw locals, visitors, and families enjoying the evening, which was an amazing experience of all of us coming together to enjoy the night,” said Melissa Patterson, president of New Hope Celebrates.

Friday’s festivities will feature the below list of artists and vendors:

Scrambled Gallery of Gifts
LOLA New Hope
Remi Threadz
Lumberville Candle Company
Freitag Art
Luna Lisa Designs
Malina Crafts
You Got a Lovett
Michelle Kott Art
Paper Pie Books
Annie B’s Treats
Drink Up! With Jenn
Wandering Wildflowers
Energy Revealed
Kate’s Hair Boutique
Hazzon Has It
Vaishali Pundir Studios
Style It Custom Creations
Mannys Makes
Lillo Stained Glass

In the City of Lambertville, Union Chill Cannabis Company has stepped up to cover the cost for city police and ambulance services to handle the influx of people.

The block parties and fireworks will continue on Friday, August 5, and Friday, September 13.

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