There will be dozens of firework displays all over the county this week, but here are a few that might be extra spectacular. Happy Birthday, America!
The annual Kensico Dam Music Fest will take place this Tuesday, July 3, featuring the Bensen-Scott Big Band. Pre-show festivities will commence at 6pm, so come early to set up your blanket, picnic and enjoy the entertainment. The band will perform at 8pm followed by fireworks at approximately 9:15pm. Admission & parking free. The Kensico Dam Plaza is located at the north end of the Bronx River Pkway in Valhalla.
The Ossining Fireworks Show will take place on July 3, kicking off with an outdoor concert featuring band “Over the Top” at 7:30pm. The sky will illuminate with lights at 9:15pm followed by music by Phil Ismaels band at 10pm. Food vendors will be on hand including Carvel Ice Cream, Lonnies Fish and Chips, Wobble Cafe, and Tommies Food Trucks by the Ossining Boat and Canoe Club. This year, seating will be plentiful at the Harbor Square property – first come, first serve, as is parking at no charge.
Rye Playland will host their annual holiday fireworks show on the pier choreographed to music on Wednesday, July 4, at 9:30pm (and every Wednesday and Friday following at 9:15pm thru August 31.) The view will be awesome from Rye’s Oakland Beach where you can set up camp for the show, but you’ll want to arrive early (maybe even carpool) if you want a parking spot here or at Playland because the lots fill up early. Parking is $7 at Rye Town Park and $10 at Playland on July 4. For info on Rye’s outdoor concert series, kicking off July 3, check out our calendar.
Pops, Patriots and Fireworks at Caramoor in Katonah is the ideal evening for those interested in feeding their musical soul and enjoying a dazzling pyrotechnic fireworks show. Jamie Bernstein will host the magical evening in the Venetian Theater, featuring the greatest works by Gershwin in celebration of the 4th of July. Vocals will be provided by Darius de Haas and Carla Jablonski accompanied by guest pianist, John Musto. Tickets are $30, $40, $50, $60, and $70. Children under 16 are half price. To order tickets, call the Box Office at 914.232.1252 or visit www.caramoor.org
Other towns celebrating America’s Independence Day with free fireworks shows on the 4th include Port Chester with views from Ryan Stadium at Port Chester High School, and New Rochelle‘s “Spark The Sound” extravaganza where optimal viewing wil take place at Hudson and Five Islands Parks. Dobbs Ferry will host all-day festivities at Waterfront Park starting at 12pm with a flag raising followed by bouncy castles, free concert at 6:30pm, and fireworks show at sunset. Preceding Mamaroneck’s annual fireworks display at Harbor Island Park at dusk on July 4 is the 65th Annual Village of Mamaroneck Fire Department Carnival, taking place June 27-July 5.