You are invite to:
The 2017 Basilone Parade and
“After Parade” Festivities
September 24th
Parade Starts
at 1 PM
After the parade there will be Festivities at the Basilone Statue. All are welcome !
“Art” Display and Contest
Anyone can bring Patriotic Artwork to
display in the field by the river.
Artwork will be on display right after the parade
through the end of festivities
Click for details
Order of Activities:
Speech by The General
Wreath Laying Ceremony
Raritan’s own
“Tommy Grasso & the Spins”
will perform a Rock N Roll Concert
in honor of Basilone
Tommy will perform a couple of his own songs - click below to hear
Two Streets and an Avenue Back in the Day
(Video filmed in Raritan)
Food available
Provided by “Red White & Que BBQ”
A nominal fee will be charged for the food
Water is free
Food will be served after
the speech and wreath laying ceremony
Note - The Parade, General's Speech, and Wreath Laying are held rain-or-shine !
However, the Concert and Art Display will be cancelled should it rain.
Saturday Sept 23rd - The day before the Parade
The Belle Tones Concert
Saturday, September 23rd @ 1:00pm
In conjunction with the 36th Annual John Basilone Parade,
Raritan Library is hosting a special musical performance by
The Belle Tones on Saturday, September 23rd at 1:00pm.
The Belle Tones are a classy musical trio
(often called the 21st Century Andrew Sisters)
who sing and dance their way from the 1920s through the 1950s and beyond,
particularly patriotic songs. They have performed at venues including
state theatres, sporting events, clubs, fairs and even on the radio
with Joe Piscopo from Saturday Night Live.
Register for an afternoon of fun music and nostalgic entertainment!
Please call library to register (908) 725-0413.
Before the parade
The morning of the parade 9:30 AM - 1 PM
The Raritan Library will have on display
information about John Basilone
The morning of the parade
10:30 AM a mass will be held at
St. Ann's Church in honor of Basilone