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Peekskill Fireworks and the 4th of July Celebrations

Where to go celebrate the 4th of July, whether Peekskill style or New York's Macys Fireworks, there is much going on!

The past two years I have celebrated the 4th of July at the Peekskill Riverfront and had a blast with friends and friends of friends. Several of us got there a bit early to secure a spot near the river for perfect viewing and a breeze to take the edge off the heat. Last year’s evening with my friends was hastily put together with emails, texts, and who is bringing what-you should have seen the spread of culinary delights!

Some cleverly took the train from Croton, and others, like me, drove. Either way whoever got there first staked out the spot for all. The kids all hung out together and scattered about until sundown, the adults ate, drank (ahhh white sangria!) and chatted away. Good times.

This year, the Peekskill Riverfront celebration starts at dusk on Monday, July 4. Take a look at other happenings going on in the area.

Friday, June 24: Bear Mountain starts it all off this weekend with fireworks at 9 p.m.

July 3- Free – Celebrate the 4th of July with old-fashioned games and ice-cream making. 1-3 p.m.

Muscoot Farm Route 100, Somers, NY 10589

July 3: Free-Music starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy music and fireworks. Bring blankets and chairs for seating.
KENISCO DAM MUSIC FEST Kensico Dam Plaza
Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY 10595

July 3 and 4: Starts at 9:30- Parking: Sunday $7, Monday $10
Playland Park Playland Parkway
Rye, NY 10580

July 4: Free- 8:30 pm– Bring blankets and chairs for seating.
General Motors/Riverfront
Sleepy Hollow

July 4: Free-Dusk- Bring blankets and chairs for seating.
Peekskill Riverfront

July 4: Music Under the Stars and Fireworks- Bring blankets and chairs for seating.
Westpoint, NY

July 4: Wappinger Falls, fireworks launched from a barge on the Hudson River
Wappinger Falls, NY

And, if you have never experienced the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks, well, whatcha waiting for? The best views are from Manhattan’s West Side below 59th Streets or along the New Jersey waterfront — any spot with a good view of the sky above the Hudson River.

Wherever you may go, have fun and make it safe, and drive carefully!

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Julie Kelly June 29, 2011 at 12:30 PM
Great job putting it all together this year Suzanne! Just a note for those going to West Point USMA, due to recent security changes/ concerns there will be 100% vehicle and ID check for ALL visitors. Please ensure all adults have photo id and be prepared to wait to get through the gate.

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