Independence Day festivities in Parsippany received a boost in funding this week when on June 30 Kristen Pappas from Onyx Equities presented Mayor Michael Soriano with a $75,000 check to support community events throughout 2021, starting with this weekend’s Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks celebration.
The donation is part of the Woodbridge-based real estate investor’s extensive corporate engagement program that also includes its annual Fall Fest, which provides games and entertainment for its tenants and their families through local vendors.
“I’m thrilled to be celebrating the summer and Independence Day with Parsippany again, enjoying our wonderful outdoors with friends, family, and neighbors,” said Soriano. “I can’t thank Onyx enough for this partnership to bring the community together to celebrate. It’s going to be a great experience, and I know we’re all ready for a much-needed night of fun.”
Onyx Equities has been a part of the Parsippany professional community since the early 2000s, providing Class-A office space at Four and Six and Eight Campus Drive; One, Three, Five and Seven Sylvan Way; and Two Hilton Court. Its New Jersey portfolio also encompasses Gateway One, Two and Four in Newark, and substantial holdings in Bergen and Morris counties.
“We’re thrilled to support Parsippany’s July Fourth celebration and other community activities,” said Pappas, senior vice president of property management and construction for Onyx Equities. “We don’t want our interactions with the people who live and work here to be limited to just nine to five and this gave us a great opportunity to be part of something meaningful.”
The free concert and fireworks display will be at Parsippany-Troy Hills High School on July 4 starting at 6 p.m.