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Here’s a list of 2017 Independence Day-related events, painstakingly compiled by Keira Eisenbeil. Since all these pyrotechnic events are subject to change based on the weather, it would be wise to confirm the activity with the sponsoring organization.
Friday, June 30
Fireworks & Music, 7-10 p.m. Adam & the New Hearts perform rock ‘n’ roll hits from the ‘50s & ‘60s. Rain date: July 2. East Fishkill Recreation Park, Routes 82 & 376, Hopewell Junction; (845) 221-9191.
Newburgh Community Day & Fireworks, 5 p.m. Food & lots of entertainment. Fireworks begin about 9 p.m. Algonquin Park/Cronomer Park, Newburgh; (845) 564-2429.
Fireworks & Live Music, 7-10 p.m. Featuring Hot Rod, Maybrook Troop 236 Boy Scout Band. Rain date: July 1. Frederick Myers Veterans’ Memorial Park, Schipps Lane, Maybrook.
Accord Speedway’s Fireworks Extravaganza, 5 p.m. Featuring chicken barbecue. 299 Whitfield Road, Accord; http://bit.ly/2sekv38.
The Town of New Paltz has partnered with the Tiny House Freedom Fest. All fireworks attendees will get a free preview of the Tiny House Freedom Festival. Music starts at 5 p.m. and fireworks at dusk. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; http://bit.ly/2sjxYlr.
Saturday, July 1
Fireworks Celebration, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 3D Band will play; face-painting by Crystal. The Village & Town of Catskill are sponsoring the fireworks, which starting at 9:30 p.m. Dutchman’s Landing Park, Catskill.
East Durham Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. Parade starts at 11 a.m. on Route 145. Kids’ activities & vendors including a bouncy house, hot dogs. Fireworks at dusk. Michael J. Quill Irish Cultural & Sports Center, Route 145, East Durham.
Tannersville Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration, 3-11 p.m. Parade on Main Street starts at 3 p.m.; music by HTC High School Band & Whickey Cross Band. Fireworks at dusk at the Colonial Country Club.
Annual Independence Day Celebration, 4-9:30 p.m. Hosted by Germantown Parks & Recreation Committee. Live music, food vendors, games & activities for kids. Admission is $3 per person or $15 per carload. Fireworks above the lake at 9:30 p.m. Palatine Park, 50 Palatine Road, Germantown; (518) 537-6687, www.germantownny.org.
City of Beacon’s Independence Day Celebration, 3 p.m. Music & food in the afternoon; fireworks at dusk. Memorial Park, 7 Robert Cahill Drive, Beacon.
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
A Gathering at Bethel Woods: Celebrating Peace, Love & Music, 3 p.m. Live music, museum tours activities, games with fireworks at dusk. Rain date: July 2. Admission is $10, free for Sullivan County residents. 200 Hurd Road, Bethel; (866) 781-2922, www.bethelwoodscenter.org.
Margaretville Field Days Celebration, 1-11:30 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Chicken barbecue starts at noon until sold out. Pay-one-price carnival rides, 1-6 p.m. $20 per ticket. Live music, beer-tasting & more. Celebration runs 6/28-7/4. Village Park behind Freshtown Market, Margaretville; http://bit.ly/2thR0g7.
Middletown Stars & Stripes Celebration Party, 4-9 p.m. Party in the Park, 4-6:45 p.m. Live entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Fancher-Davidge Park, 130 Lake Avenue, Middletown; (845) 343-8075.
Katonah Pops, Patriots & Fireworks, 8 p.m. Patriotic evening of song will end with fireworks & Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture/“The Star-Spangled Banner” (arr. John Philip Sousa & Walter Damrosch). Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts, Katonah; (914) 232-5035, www.caramoor.org.
Sunday, July 2
Palenville Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration, 3-9 p.m. Summer concert series kickoff with the Cagneys & B-Boyz. Fireworks at dusk. Bring lawn chairs; food & drink will be available. Rip Van Winkle Country Club, 3200 NY-23A, Palenville; (518) 678-9779.
Town of Lloyd’s Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks. Live music & DJ Rick Knight, 6-10 p.m. Local food vendors, games, bounce castle & fireworks at dark. Town Field (behind Methodist Church), Vineyard & Main Streets, Highland; (845) 691-2144, extension 100, www.townoflloyd.com/pages/lloydny_bcomm/events/index.
Fireworks Celebration, 12-9 p.m. Vendors & artists on the river. Music by Bosco & the Storms starts at 7 p.m. Fireworks begin about 9 p.m. Unico Park, North & Fourth Streets, Newburgh; www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov/home/events/27493.
Pig Roast & Barbecue, 4-8 p.m. Traditional pig roast dinner, all the fixins & desserts. The night continues with live music & fireworks. Tickets cost $40; kids 12 & under get in free. Benmarl Winery, 156 Highland Avenue, Marlboro; www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-of-july-pig-roast-tickets-25265151749.
Monday, July 3
Hudson Valley Renegades Game & Fireworks. Come see the Renegades take on Aberdeen & enjoy fireworks at dusk. Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls; (845) 838-0094, www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t537&m=7&y=2017.
6-9:30 p.m. Annual Independence Day Celebration & Fireworks Display. Lake St & Millpond Pkwy, Monroe.
Tuesday, July 4
An Old-Fashioned Independence Day, 2-10 p.m. 18th-century crafts, reenactors, music & entertainment. A great day for young families. Later, enjoy live music & delicious hot food, while waiting to view Saugerties fireworks over the Hudson River. $12 per vehicle admission. Clermont State Historic Site, 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown; (518) 537-4240, www.friendsofclermont.org.
Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration at Angelo Canna Town Park. Fireworks at dusk.
Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration. Sidewalk sale – various stores and restaurants on Main Street, 2-7 p.m.Parade down Main Street, 7 p.m. Fireworks over Windham Mountain at 9 p.m.
Saugerties Fourth of July Parade & Fireworks. Parade step-off at 11 a.m. along Washington Avenue, across from high school grounds; finishes at Cantine Field. A spectacular fireworks display will commence at dusk. Cantine Field, Pavilion Street, Saugerties; (845) 246-9701.
Kingston’s Independence Day, 5-9 p.m. Live music starts at 5 p.m. Fireworks will be set off at 9 p.m. T. R. Gallo Waterfront Park, Kingston; http://bit.ly/2thUkYH.
City of Poughkeepsie’s Fireworks Spectacular at Walkway over the Hudson, 7-10 p.m. Fireworks will begin about 9 p.m. Registration & tickets are required. Prices are $10 per Walkway member, $12.50 general admission; children 10 & under get in free. West side parking at Hudson Valley Rail Trail parking lot, Haviland Road, Highland. East side parking will at 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie. See website for additional parking locations: www.walkway.org/calendar.
Independence Day Celebration at Hanford Mills Museum, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Features old-fashioned fun, with two frog-jumping contests, fishing derby on the Mill Pond, tug o’ war & sack races. Mill staff & volunteers will be making vanilla ice cream on a steam-powered churn. Hanford Mills Museum, East Meredith; (607) 278-5744, www.hanfordmills.org.
Liberty’s Annual Independence Day Festival & Parade, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A day with games, food, face-painting, vendors, music, entertainment & much more. Parade at noon. Rain date: July 8. La Polt Park, Liberty; (845) 292-9797.
Ellenville Independence Day Celebration, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Arts & crafts at Liberty Square. Parade starts at noon; fireworks at dusk. Resnick Airport, 199 Airport Road, Napanoch; (845) 647-6560, extension 290, www.townofwawarsing.net.
Margaretville Field Days Celebration, 1-11:30 p.m. Special gigantic fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Chicken barbecue starts at noon until sold out. Pay-one-price carnival rides, 1-6 p.m., $20 per ticket. Live music, local cider-tasting & more. Celebration runs 6/28-7/4. Village Park behind Freshtown Market, Margaretville; www.margaretvillefiredept.org/?page_id=10.
Fourth of July celebration, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Family fun day of activities including pancake breakfast, arts & crafts, pie-eating contest, inflatable rides, live music & so much more! Parade begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks scheduled for 9:30 p.m. See website for full list of events & times. Cornwall Town Hall, 183 Main Street, Cornwall; http://bit.ly/2sOCZG8.
Hudson Valley Renegades Game & Fireworks. Come see the Renegades take on Staten Island Yankees & enjoy fireworks at dusk. Dutchess Stadium, 1500 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls; (845) 838-0094, www.milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t537&m=7&y=2017.
Town of Plattekill Fireworks Spectacular, 5 p.m. Fun for everyone with live music, food vendors, glow sticks & bounce houses. Fireworks at dusk. Thomas Felten Memorial Park, Route 32 & Patura Road, Modena; (845) 883-7331, http://town.plattekill.ny.us/event/fireworks-spectacular-saturday-july-8-2017/?instance_id=1678.
West Point Band’s Independence Day Celebration, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring a picnic to enjoy while listening to the wonderful patriotic sounds of the band. Fireworks display overlooking the Hudson River to follow. Admission free. Rain date: July 9. Guests are advised to arrive early. US Military Academy, West Point; (845) 938-2617, www.orangetourism.org/events/independence-day-celebration.
1-9 p.m. The event will include bands, food vendors and a block party. Fireworks will take place at 9 p.m. Chester Community Park, Walnut Street & Vadala Road, Chester.
Freedom Fest Fireworks, 4 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. Thomas Bull Memorial Park, 211 State Route 416, Montgomery.
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Additional somewhat-less-explosive festivities
New York Air Show
New York Air Show, July 1-2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. US Navy Blue Angels headline this two-day air show of some of the nation’s top military & civilian performers, including the West Point Parachute Team jumping the American Flag in for the National Anthem. Ground displays open until 5 p.m. Flight performances take place 12-4 p.m. Purchase tickets online or by phone. Stewart International Airport, 1180 First Street, New Windsor; (877) 766-8158, www.airshowny.com.
Great American Weekend at Goshen
Great American Weekend, July 1-2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 150 craft & not-for-profit vendors, antiques, exhibits, live entertainment, 5K/10K race, children’s rides, harness racing, food. Church Park, South Church & Main Streets, Goshen; (845) 294-7741, www.goshennychamber.com.
Tiny House Freedom Fest
June 30, July 1, 2: Tiny House Freedom Fest. A three-day celebration of tiny homes, sustainable living, and green technology. Friday’s festivities will include fireworks, food trucks and live music brought to you by the town of New Paltz. Free admission. Bring your tiny house, RV or tent and stay the weekend. Kids 8 and under are free. Friday’s festivities are free. Sponsored by Four Seasons Realty. Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz; 845- 255-1380; For schedule and tickets visit www.tinyhousefreedomfest.com.
July 2, 2 p.m. Independence Day Weekend with Cowboy & Barbecue. Daryl Cox Country. Round Up BBQ, 2741 Route 9, Cold Spring; (845) 809-5557
Independence Day at New Windsor Cantonment & Knox’s Headquarters
July 4. Independence Day at New Windsor Cantonment & Knox’s Headquarters, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. At Knox’s Headquarters, see a small cannon fired at 1 & 4 p.m. At New Windsor Cantonment, see a military firing demonstration at 2 p.m., followed by a visitor participatory reading of the Declaration of Independence at 3 p.m. Free admission. New Windsor Cantonment, New Windsor, & Knox’s Headquarters, Vails Gate; (845) 561-5498, https://parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/5/details.aspx.
Declaration of Independence reading (both July 4)
- Reading of Declaration of Independence, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Twenty individuals have been selected to be readers, all chosen in acknowledgment of their exemplary service to the community. Admission is free. Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main Street, Rosendale; (845) 658-8989, www.rosendaletheatre.org.
- July 4, 11 a.m. The Village of Fishkill is doing a reading of the Declaration of Independence. 504 U.S. 9, Fishkill.
Hyde Park parade
July 4, 10 a.m. Town of Hyde Park Independence Day Parade: New York State Police – Celebrating 100 Years of Service, 10 a.m. Parade starts at the Hyde Park Cinemas’ parking lot & ends at Regina Coeli School parking lot.