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Baltimore celebrates July Fourth with fireworks; Cherry Hill hosts festival


PLACE HERE AND AT ANOTHER CELEBRATION. >> ANTIONETTE ALLEN AND HER FAMILY ARE VERY MUCH AT HOME FEELING THE VIBES OF THE CHERRY HILL ARTS AND MUSIC WATERFRONT FESTIVAL AT MIDDLE BRANCH PARK. SO IS THREE YEAR OLD XAVIER THIS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION IS BACK. >> IT’S NICE. IT’S VERY NICE. I HEARD SOMEBODY SINGING. SEEING THE NEWS AGAIN, WATCHING THE PEOPLE GATHERED. >> FOR TWO YEARS NO IN PERSON GATHERINGS. THE FESTIVAL WAS HELD VIRTUALLY BECAUSE OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC. PASSION MC COLLOUGH SAYS IT’S WONDERFUL GETTING OUT AGAIN. >> IT’S GREAT OUT HERE THEY HAVE LOTS OF FOOD AND I LIKE TO EAT AND DANCE. I’M EXCITED. >> TO HELP KEEP EVERYONE SAFE PRIVATE SECURITY OFFICERS AND CHERRY HILL SAFE STREETS WORKERS ARE ON DUTY AS WELL AS BALTIMORE CITY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES THE FESTIVAL IS ALSO ON THE CITY POLICE 4TH OF JULY DETAIL. >> IT’S A VERY SAFE PLACE ON THE WATER WONDERFUL ENERGY. IT’S WONDERFUL TO BE OUT HERE IN NATURE WITH EVERYONE AND THE FAMILY ENVIRONMENT. WE ARE PRAYING THAT IS FAMILY CENTRIC, CULTURALLY RELEVANT AND A WONDERFUL TIME FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. >> WORKERS ARE ALSO SETTING UP SECURITY MEASURES AT THE INNER HARBOR POLICE SAY THEY WILL HAVE AN ENHANCED PRESENCE HERE AND AT OTHER LOCATIONS. THEY WILL RELY ON MOBILE LIGHTS AND CAMERAS. TO HELP KEEP PEOPLE SAFE. ELIZABETH HOFFLER AND HER BEST FRIEND BRENDA ARE HERE TO SEE THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY. THEY ARE FROM: >> NEW JERSEY. >> WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? >> I’M CELEBRATING MY BIRTHDAY. >> SOME FORM OF NORMALCY COMING BACK. PEOPLE ARE READY FOR. DANIEL GORDON IS HERE FROM TENNESEE. AND JUANITA CREEL IS VISITING FROM INDIANA. >> I LOVE THE WATERWAY. WE ARE GOING TO GO OUT ON ONE OF THE BOATS TO SEE THE FIREWORKS. >> A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT PLACES ARE COMING HERE TO THE INNER HARBOR TO SEE THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY TONIGHT. WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE DISPLAY HERE AND THE FESTIVITIES ALSO IN CHERRY HILL AND TONIGHT AT 10:00 P.M..

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Baltimore celebrates July Fourth with fireworks; Cherry Hill hosts festival

Baltimore police said officers are taking extra precautions to enhance safety in downtown for the Independence Day celebration and fireworks.The celebration started Monday around 4 p.m. and ends after the fireworks around 10 p.m. Police said they will have an enhanced presence at the Inner Harbor and other locations, relying on mobile lights and cameras to help keep people safe.Also Monday, there’s another July Fourth celebration. Antionette Allen and her family said they feel very much at home at the Cherry Hill Arts and Music Waterfront Festival at Middle Branch Park.”It’s called home,” Allen said. “It’s nice, it’s very nice. I hear someone singing, but just hearing the music and watching the people gather (is nice).”For two years, no in-person gatherings were allowed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival in Cherry Hill was held virtually because of the pandemic. Passion McCollough said it’s wonderful to get out again.”I think it’s great out here. They got lots of food, and I like to eat. I’m happy and I like to dance, so, hey, I’m excited,” McCollough said.Private security officers and Cherry Hill Safe Streets workers are on duty as well as Baltimore City sheriff’s deputies. The festival is also on the Baltimore Police Department’s Fourth of July detail.”It’s a very safe place on the water with wonderful energy. Water is very healing, and nature is healing. It’s wonderful to be out here in nature with each other, the family environment. We’re praying it’s family-centric, culturally relevant and a wonderful time for the whole family,” said Nevasha Dare, a co-director of the festival in Cherry Hill.

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Baltimore police said officers are taking extra precautions to enhance safety in downtown for the Independence Day celebration and fireworks.

The celebration started Monday around 4 p.m. and ends after the fireworks around 10 p.m. Police said they will have an enhanced presence at the Inner Harbor and other locations, relying on mobile lights and cameras to help keep people safe.

Also Monday, there’s another July Fourth celebration. Antionette Allen and her family said they feel very much at home at the Cherry Hill Arts and Music Waterfront Festival at Middle Branch Park.

“It’s called home,” Allen said. “It’s nice, it’s very nice. I hear someone singing, but just hearing the music and watching the people gather (is nice).”

For two years, no in-person gatherings were allowed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The festival in Cherry Hill was held virtually because of the pandemic. Passion McCollough said it’s wonderful to get out again.

“I think it’s great out here. They got lots of food, and I like to eat. I’m happy and I like to dance, so, hey, I’m excited,” McCollough said.

Private security officers and Cherry Hill Safe Streets workers are on duty as well as Baltimore City sheriff’s deputies. The festival is also on the Baltimore Police Department’s Fourth of July detail.

“It’s a very safe place on the water with wonderful energy. Water is very healing, and nature is healing. It’s wonderful to be out here in nature with each other, the family environment. We’re praying it’s family-centric, culturally relevant and a wonderful time for the whole family,” said Nevasha Dare, a co-director of the festival in Cherry Hill.

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