Happy Fourth of July!
FREE Firework Salt Painting
WHEN: Thursday, July 5, 2pm
WHERE: Westhampton Free Library, 7 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach
WHAT: Create a piece of art to celebrate Independence Day. Registration and Westhampton Free Library card required.
WANT TO GO? 631-288-3335. westhamptonlibrary.net.
Red, White & Blue Week
WHEN: July 1-6, 2-4pm; closed July 4
WHERE: The Whaling Museum & Education Center, 279 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
WHAT: Celebrate Independence Day all week with lots of help-yourself patriotic crafts as we honor whalers, who were our country’s first patriots.
WANT TO GO? $6; $5 children ages 4-18; free for children younger than 4 and for fathers today. 631-367-3418 . cshwhalingmuseum.org.
WHEN: July 5-8, Thursday-Sunday, 1-5pm
WHERE: Maritime Explorium, 101 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson
WHAT: Make the perfect patriotic phlubber using the materials provided.
WANT TO GO? $5. 631-331-3277. maritimeexplorium.org.
FREE Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks
WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, 6:30pm
WHERE: Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway Road, Valhalla
WHAT: Head on over to the dam for entertainment at 6pm, a concert of patriotic music at 8pm, and then the fireworks show at 9:15pm.
WANT TO GO? 914-231-4033. parks.westchestergov.com.
FREE 4th of July Fun
WHEN: Monday, July 2, 11-11:45am
WHERE: Larchmont Public Library, 121 Larchmont Ave., Larchmont
WHAT: Hear some fabulous Independence Day stories, create fireworks in a jar, and make your own firework painting. Ticket required.
WANT TO GO? 914-834-2281. larchmontlibrary.org.
FREE Fireworks & Summer Concert
WHEN: Tuesday, July 3, 7-10pm
WHERE: Cross County Shopping Center, 8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers
WHAT: As part of the shopping center’s Summer Fest, watch the annual fireworks show and summer concert performance from the FDR Drive Band on the Summer Fest stage. The fireworks will be displayed from the north parking lot at 9:30pm.
WANT TO GO? 914-968-9570; crosscountycenter.com
FREE Independence Day Celebration
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 10:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: St. Paul's Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon
WHAT: A traditional July 4th celebration featuring music, speeches, refreshments, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and tolling of the historic St. Paul's church bell.
WANT TO GO? 914-667-4116. nps.gov/sapa.
WHEN: July 3-4, Tuesday-Wednesday, 9:30pm
WHERE: Playland Park, 1 Playland Park, Rye
WHAT: Take in special holiday fireworks choreographed to patriotic music on the pier.
WANT TO GO? $15. 914-813-7010. playlandpark.org.
Pops, Patriots, and Fireworks
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 8pm
WHERE: Caramoor, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah
WHAT: Enjoy the sounds of Leonard Bernstein alongside other grand symphonic works with the esteemed Westchester Symphonic Winds and two stellar alumni from Caramoor’s Schwab Vocal Rising Stars. Then, stick around for a proper ending to the evening with Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and fireworks.
WANT TO GO? $30 and up. 914-232-5035. caramoor.org.
FREE Independence Day Fair
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 11am-4pm
WHERE: John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay St., Katonah
WHAT: The celebratory, family-friendly Independence Day Fair honors America's founding and has Declaration of Independence readings, petting zoo, stilt walker, log cutting, 18th-century equestrian demonstration, pony rides, crafts, face painting, historic house tours, hayrides, live music, discovery centers, fishing, pet adoption, student art show, food from the grill, and more.
WANT TO GO? 914-232-5651. bedfordarmonkrotary.org.
FREE Spark the Sound Fireworks by Grucci
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 9:30pm
WHERE: Hudson Park and Five Island Park, 1 Hudson Park Road and 99 Le Fevres Lane, New Rochelle
WHAT: Cap off your holiday evening with a viewing of the grand fireworks display at the New Rochelle waterfront. Optimum viewing locations include Hudson and Five Islands Parks and waterfront restaurants.
WANT TO GO? 914-654-2087. newrochelleny.com.
FREE New Paltz in the War for Independence
WHEN: Saturday, July 7, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Historic Huguenot Street, 81 Huguenot St., DuBois Fort Lawn, New Paltz
WHAT: Witness a Revolutionary War encampment with the 5th New York Regiment. Additional demonstrations and displays will reveal aspects of civilian life, including candle making, woodworking, musket ball and cartridge manufacturing, and colonial cooking.
WANT TO GO? 845-255-1660. huguenotstreet.org.
FREE West Point Independence Day Celebration
WHEN: Saturday, July 7, 7:30pm
WHERE: Trophy Point Amphitheater, 117 Washington Road, West Point
WHAT: Celebrate America’s independence with the Army’s oldest band. Grab a blanket, bring a picnic, and enjoy a wide variety of music ranging from traditional field music to today’s popular hits, and everything in between.
WANT TO GO? 845-938-2445. westpointband.army.mil.
FREE Peekskill 4th of July Celebration and Summer Concert Series
WHEN: July 4-Aug. 1, Wednesdays, 7pm
WHERE: Riverfront Green Park, Hudson Avenue and Route 9, Peekskill
WHAT: Set yourself up for free outdoor concerts on five Wednesday evenings this summer. The fun starts on on July 4th with fireworks immediately following an R&B music concert. Other weeks include country, soul, rock, and jazz.
WANT TO GO? 914-734-7275. cityofpeekskill.com.
Great American Weekend
WHEN: June 30-July 1, Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 9am - 5pm, Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10am - 5pm
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church Park, 33 Park Place, Goshen
WHAT: Annual two-day celebration on the Goshen Village green featuring more than 150 craft vendors, antiques, exhibits, live entertainment, children’s rides, food vendors, and more.
WANT TO GO? free admission. goshennychamber.com.
FREE Clarkstown Fireworks
WHEN: Monday, July 2, 5-8pm
WHERE: Nanuet High School, 103 Church St., Nanuet
WHAT: Celebrate with family, fireworks, and live music. Festivities begin at 5pm, the concert takes place at 8pm, and fireworks start at 9pm.
WANT TO GO? town.clarkstown.ny.us.
Rockland Boulders - 4th of July
WHEN: Sunday, July 1, 5pm
WHERE: Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Park Drive, Pomona
WHAT: Stay after the game for the Independence Weekend Fireworks Extravaganza!
WANT TO GO? $15 box seats; $12 bleachers. 845-364-0009. rocklandboulders.com.
FREE Celebrate Independence!
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2pm
WHERE: Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse, 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point
WHAT: Senior Historian Michael Sheehan will present an illustrated talk on the proceedings of Congress in early 1776, featuring the parts played by John Adams, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson in writing the Declaration of Independence, followed by a reading of the Declaration by a costumed interpreter, an artillery drill, and firing demonstration.
WANT TO GO? 845-786-2521. parks.ny.gov.
Independence Day Celebration
WHEN: Sunday, July 1, 10am-3pm
WHERE: Roosevelt Common, 10 Sunset Lane, Tenafly
WHAT: The whole family will enjoy amusements, games, food, and fireworks to follow at approximately 9pm behind the Tenafly High School.
WANT TO GO? free admission. tenaflynj.org.
WHEN: Sunday, July 1, 6pm
WHERE: Cliff Gennarelli Sports-plex, Garden State Plaza Parkway, Paramus
WHAT: A fun celebration with fireworks, food, and more.
WANT TO GO? free admission. paramus4thofjuly.com.
The Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 6pm concert; 9pm fireworks
WHERE: Veteran's Field, 131 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood
WHAT: Food trucks are on site and local musical groups perform at the Kaschau Bandshell while the crowd waits for the sun to set before the big show. This pyrotechnic display brings spectators from miles around, so come early, pack the bug spray and bring a blanket or beach chair.
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 children ages 6-12. ridgewoodjuly4.net.
FREE Independence Day Concert & Fireworks
WHEN: Saturday, July 7, 6pm concert; 9pm fireworks
WHERE: Finch Park, 205 Church St., Ramsey
WHAT: Enjoy live music before the fireworks show.
WANT TO GO? ramseynj.com.
Main image: Watch the annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks show along the East River.