Tricentennial

New Providence’s 300th Anniversary

 

2020 is our Tricentennial, the 300th Anniversary of the arrival of our first settlers in New Providence. This year was suppose to be an exciting year for our community! It has certainly been memorable, but not in the way we had planned.  Although we have put together an incredible team of volunteers who along with our borough were going to host a year-long celebration to mark and give thanks for our 300 Years of Pioneers, the remainder of events, celebrations, and activities have been rescheduled with dates TBA for next year (Try-Again Centennial) due to COVID-19. These upcoming event celebrations include:

 

February 22 – Tricentennial Kickoff at the DeCorso Community Center, 15  E4th St, 7-9pm

Share light refreshments donated by some of New Providence’s best shops and restaurants. Learn about how New Providence grew and evolved into the great community it is today.

 

April 25 Tentatively moved to Oct 17th NEW DATE TBA– Turkey Dinner at the New Providence Presbyterian Church 

A catered turkey dinner to honor the original name of our town, “Turkey,” being held at the site, which gave New Providence its current name.

 

May 25 – New Providence Memorial Day Parade cancelled –  A video of past New Providence Memorial Day Parade Celebrations was put together by our New Providence Recreation Department in collaboration with the New Providence American Legion Post #433 to honor community members and others who have been serving our country from 1720 through 2020: Memorial Day Video 2020

 

June 14 NEW DATE TBA for next year – New Providence Heritage Day

Celebrate the history of New Providence from Turkey to today with food, music, contests, games and more.

 

September 26 NEW DATE TBA for next year – New Providence Fun Day at New Providence High School

An old-fashioned, fun-filled, family-oriented community carnival on the grounds of New Providence High School from 11am to 3pm featuring inflatable rides, games, crafts, fun foods, recreational activities, music, entertainment, and more! 

It is going to be a great year celebrating our Pioneer Heritage in New Providence!

 

October 17 – Tentatively NEW DATE TBA for next year for Turkey Dinner at the New Providence Presbyterian Church

A catered turkey dinner to honor the original name of our town, “Turkey,” being held at the site, which gave New Providence its current name.

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