VIRTUAL July 4th 2020

Welcome to The GCBMA’s VIRTUAL July 4th Experience!

Fun Facts, Trivia, Activities, Events & More

Nifty July 4th Fun Facts                                     Winning Cookie Recipes                              July 4th Jokes (real groaners) 
July 4th White House Celebrations
               Color Grover Coloring Book                       Oh! Say Can You See Flag Quiz
Cleveland’ s Caldwell Quiz
Make Your Own Ice Cream                        Thomas Jefferson’s Original Ice Cream
July 4, 1914 Caldwell Fireworks Disaster     Print Out Your Own Mini Grover

                Click Here for your virtual tour of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace
What Independence Day Meant to Grover Cleveland?”    Youtube or Transcript
Click Here to join us for a reading of the Declaration of Independence as written in 1776, by State Park Service staff, volunteers and friends.


The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association’s (GCBMA’s) Ice Cream Socials have been part of the West Essex community celebration since 1987, the 150th anniversary of Stephen Grover Cleveland’s birth in the Old Manse – better known to us as the Grover Cleveland Birthplace.

In the last few years attendance to our annual July 4th event has grown to nearly 1000 people. But the annual Ice Cream Social is not solely the work of the GCBMA alone.

Here are just some of the many supporters and volunteers who have made our Annual July 4th Ice Cream Socials possible. The GCBMA extends special thanks to:

Animal Welfare League
Boy Scout Troop 6
Calandra’s Bakery
Cloverleaf Tavern
Dee Jay Angelo Uccello
Essex Lodge No. 7 Lodge F. & A. M.

Gelotti Ice Cream
George Esparza, the Medicine Man and Flea Circus Master
Jack’s Foodtown
James Caldwell High School Service Club
Kiwanis Club of Caldwell – West Essex
Local Fire Departments & West Essex First Aid Squad
Marco the Magician
New Jersey State Parks Service
Reisinger Oxygen Service

Rev. Msgr. Robert Emery of Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church
Rollins Lawns
Rotary Club of the Caldwells
Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church

Sharon Farrell, Caretaker of the Grover Cleveland Birthplace
& Staff Members Janice Caputo and Paula Tomshe

ShopRite of West Caldwell
The Party Store
West Essex Ministerial Association
Women’s of Club of Caldwell