in New Jersey, the state had failed to reach a budget on time and the government was closed over the weekend and following days after. As a result, all state parks and programs related to the state were shut down. Ringwood State Park had had its Independence Day celebration suspended for the same reasons in 2006. So, unfortunately, there was nothing to be done about it. Luckily, an agreement was made and a budget adopted, but too late for Ringwood.