As of this writing we're only 9 days from kicking off Memorial Day weekend and the start of the summer season for Ocean County.

We all know that summer 2020 is going to be very different from past seasons with many municipalities are still figuring out what that's going to mean exactly.

With Seaside Heights announcing plans for a phased reopening this week and Toms River releasing details on some adjusted event plans, some New Jersey towns are looking further ahead.

My colleague Matt Ryan over at our sister station 94.3 The Point reported on two towns to our north that are doing just that, and are preemptively canceling 4th of July celebrations.

Milltown, a small municipality nestled between New Brunswick and North Brunswick in Middlesex County, draws huge crowds for its annual Independence Day celebration, which makes it pretty difficult to socially distance.

This week, Milltown put the 2020 event on ice, saying, "this was not an easy decision to make but in the best interests of our town it was the right one to make".

Likewise, Woodbridge won't have fireworks and a party on the 4th of July, but is instead opting to reschedule the fireworks portion of the celebration, with a new date of September 6, 2020.

You can read much more from Matt by clicking here.

There's still a whole lot to figure out before the crowds start to get out and enjoy the warmer weather, but we're working hard to keep you updated on event adjustments right here in Ocean County.

 

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