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Five Things to Do on Your Fourth of July (Weekend)

Check out Independence Day events in your local area.

Port Chester

When and Where: Village of on July 4 at Port Chester High School.
Why go: Stay close to home and watch in your local neighborhood.
Price: free

When and Where: Lyon Park located at Putnam Avenue and King Street in Port Chester
Why go: Bring your whole family (including pets) to the park and enjoy a nice summer day by using the athletic fields, grills, and picnic areas.
Free: Free

When and Where: The River Walk 
Why go: This scenic walk is perfect for those individuals who want to start burning off the calories from your Fourth of July barbeques.

When and Where: Fireworks and Music at Kensico Dam in Valhalla on July 3. Why go: Spend an evening with your family and friends at the Kensico Dam listening to patriotic music followed by a fireworks display.
Details: Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6 p.m and The Bensen-Scott Big Band will perform at 8 p.m. Fireworks begins at 9:15 p.m. It is recommended to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Price: admission and parking are free.

When and Where: Fireworks at on July 4.
Why go: End the evening with a beautiful firework display. Luckily you don’t have to wait for next year to see fireworks, Rye Playland has a firework display every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 p.m. throughout August 31. 
Details: Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Parking is $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 on July 4.

Rye

When and Where: Rye Town Park’s Twilight Concert Series – “Pocket Change,” on July 3rd.
Why go: Rye Town Park is kicking off their free summer concert series with a great band that is a mix of soul, R&B, pop, and country music that will get you off your chair and have some fun.
Details: Concert is from 7:30PM-9PM. Located by Dearborn, Ave. Space in the pavilion will be set aside for dancing. People of all ages are encouraged to come. Concert will be held rain or shine, except in the case of thunderstorms. Picnicking is welcome. Some seating will be available but people are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets.

When and Where: Harbor Island Park Carnival and Fireworks on July 4th. Located on Mamaroneck Avenue S. and E. Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.
Why go: Spend an evening with your family at the carnival and then 
Details: Carnival begins at 7PM and the firework display starts at 9pm.

When and Where: The 2012 Summer Concert Series on July 4th at the Intersection of Oakland and Halstead Avenues in Rye.
Why go: Listen to a performance by Reunion at 7:45pm then watch the annual fireworks following the performance at 9:30pm.

When and Where: Fireworks and Music at Kensico Dam in Valhalla on July 3.Why go: Spend an evening with your family and friends at the Kensico Dam listening to patriotic music followed by a fireworks display.
Details: Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6pm and The Bensen-Scott Big Band will perform at 8pm. Fireworks begins at 9:15 p.m. It is recommended to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Price: admission and parking are free.

 

 

Larchmont/Mamaroneck

When and Where: Harbor Island Park Carnival and Fireworks on July 4th. Located on Mamaroneck Avenue S. and E. Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck.
Why go: Spend an evening with your family at the carnival and then 
Details: Carnival begins at 7PM and the firework display starts at 9pm.

When and Where: Fireworks and Music at Kensico Dam in Valhalla on July 3rd. Why go: Spend an evening with your family and friends at the Kensico Dam listening to patriotic music followed by a fireworks display.
Details: Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6pm and The Bensen-Scott Big Band will perform at 8pm. Fireworks begins at 9:15pm. It is recommended to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Price: admission and parking are free.

When and Where: Fireworks at Rye Playland on July 4th.
Why go: End the evening with a beautiful firework display. Luckily you don’t have to wait for next year to see fireworks, Rye Playland has a firework display every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm throughout August 31st
Details: Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.
Price: Parking is $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 on July 4.

When and Where: Fourth of July Races at Flint Park in Larchmont.
Why go: Go to Flint Park for races for all ages.
Details: Event runs from 8am-3pm.
Price: Free

When and Where: Purple Reign Photography Exhibit at the Larchmont Public Library.
Why go: The Larchmont Public Library is having an exhibit of photography by John Raiola on display in the Oresman Gallery from July 2-August 30, 2012. The exhibit features full-length, color portraits of varsity athletes from New Rochelle High School. Open to everyone during library hours.
Price: Free

 

Harrison

When and Where: Fireworks and Music at Kensico Dam in Valhalla on July 3rd. Why go: Spend an evening with your family and friends at the Kensico Dam listening to patriotic music followed by a fireworks display.
Details: Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6pm and The Bensen-Scott Big Band will perform at 8pm. Fireworks begins at 9:15pm. It is recommended to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Price: admission and parking are free.

When and Where: Fireworks at Rye Playland on July 4th.
Why go: End the evening with a beautiful firework display. Luckily you don’t have to wait for next year to see fireworks, Rye Playland has a firework display every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm throughout August 31st
Details: Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.
Price: Parking is $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 on July 4.

When and Where: The 2012 Summer Concert Series on July 4th at the Intersection of Oakland and Halstead Avenues in Rye.
Why go: Listen to a performance by Reunion at 7:45pm then watch the annual fireworks following the performance at 9:30pm.

When and Where: White Plains Farmers Market on July 4th between Court Street and Martine Avenue in White Plains.
Why go: want to avoid the grocery store on the Fourth of July? Make sure to head over to the White Plains Farmers Market to get fresh food and produce for your celebrations. Vendors include Arch River Farms, Rolling Hills Farms, Westchester Greenhouse, S&SO Produce, Iron Tomato, and Meredith Bread.
Details: 8am-4pm

When and Where: Village of Port Chester’s Independence Day Celebration on July 4th at Port Chester High School.
Why go: Stay close to home and watch great fireworks in your local neighborhood.
Price: free

 

Scarsdale

When and Where: Fireworks and Music at Kensico Dam in Valhalla on July 3rd. Why go: Spend an evening with your family and friends at the Kensico Dam listening to patriotic music followed by a fireworks display.
Details: Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6pm and The Bensen-Scott Big Band will perform at 8pm. Fireworks begins at 9:15pm. It is recommended to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Price: admission and parking are free.

When and Where: White Plains Farmers Market on July 4th between Court Street and Martine Avenue in White Plains.
Why go: want to avoid the grocery store on the Fourth of July? Make sure to head over to the White Plains Farmers Market to get fresh food and produce for your celebrations. Vendors include Arch River Farms, Rolling Hills Farms, Westchester Greenhouse, S&SO Produce, Iron Tomato, and Meredith Bread.
Details: 8am-4pm

When and Where: Fireworks at Rye Playland on July 4th.
Why go: End the evening with a beautiful firework display. Luckily you don’t have to wait for next year to see fireworks, Rye Playland has a firework display every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm throughout August 31st
Details: Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.
Price: Parking is $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 on July 4.

When and Where: Village of Scarsdale Fireworks Spectacular at the Scarsdale Pool Complex on July 3rd.
Why go: Cool down from this summer heat at the Scarsdale pool and make sure to stick around for the firework display at 9:15pm.
Details: Annual firework display is open for all residents.  Non-pool members may begin to enter the pool complex at 5 PM. A $2 fee will be charged to ALL individuals who enter the pool after 5 PM. Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are strictly prohibited.

When and Where: Fourth of July Carnival at the Scarsdale Pool on Mamaroneck Road on July 4th at 11am.
Why go: Bring the family for a full day of picnicking, carnival attractions, music, and aquatic activities.
Details: Pool members only.

 

New Rochelle

When and Where: Fireworks and Music at Kensico Dam in Valhalla on July 3rd. Why go: Spend an evening with your family and friends at the Kensico Dam listening to patriotic music followed by a fireworks display.
Details: Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6pm and The Bensen-Scott Big Band will perform at 8pm. Fireworks begins at 9:15pm. It is recommended to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Price: admission and parking are free.

When and Where: Fireworks at Rye Playland on July 4th.
Why go: End the evening with a beautiful firework display. Luckily you don’t have to wait for next year to see fireworks, Rye Playland has a firework display every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm throughout August 31st
Details: Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.
Price: Parking is $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 on July 4.

When and where: New Rochelle Fireworks – the “Spark of the Sound on July 4th.
Why go: Fireworks can be seen from the waterfront parks, particularly Hudson and Five Islands. Begins at 9:30pm rain or shine.

When and where: Homegrown String Band at the New Rochelle Library on July 3rd at 7pm.
Why go: This family band plays blues, bluegrass, country, and folk music with instruments including the banjo, fiddle, harmonica, and ukulele.
Details: Perfect for all ages

When and where: Purple Reign Photography Exhibit at the Larchmont Public Library.
Why go: the Larchmont Public Library is having an exhibit of photography by John Raiola on display in the Oresman Gallery from July 2-August 30, 2012. The exhibit features full-length, color portraits of varsity athletes from New Rochelle High School.
Details: The exhibit is free and open to every during library hours.

 

 Pelham

When and Where: Fireworks and Music at Kensico Dam in Valhalla on July 3rd. Why go: Spend an evening with your family and friends at the Kensico Dam listening to patriotic music followed by a fireworks display.
Details: Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6pm and The Bensen-Scott Big Band will perform at 8pm. Fireworks begins at 9:15pm. It is recommended to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Price: admission and parking are free.

When and Where: Fireworks at Rye Playland on July 4th.
Why go: End the evening with a beautiful firework display. Luckily you don’t have to wait for next year to see fireworks, Rye Playland has a firework display every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm throughout August 31st
Details: Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.
Price: Parking is $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 on July 4.

When and where: New Rochelle Fireworks – the “Spark of the Sound on July 4th.
Why go: Fireworks can be seen from the waterfront parks, particularly Hudson and Five Islands. Begins at 9:30pm rain or shine.

When and Where: Independence Day Celebration on July 4th at St. Paul’s Church N.H.S, 897 South Columbia Avenue in Mt. Vernon.
Why go: The event will be a traditional Fourth of July celebration with music, speeches, refreshments, and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Price: Free

When and Where: Go on a tour of Pell’s Point Battlefield.
Why go: Enjoy a walking tour of a portion of the Split Rock Golf Course, Pelham Bay Park, which is the site of the Revolutionary War battle of Pell’s Point.
Details: Space is limited so call 914-667-4116 to make reservations.

 

Bronxville

When and Where: Fireworks and Music at Kensico Dam in Valhalla on July 3rd. Why go: Spend an evening with your family and friends at the Kensico Dam listening to patriotic music followed by a fireworks display.
Details: Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6pm and The Bensen-Scott Big Band will perform at 8pm. Fireworks begins at 9:15pm. It is recommended to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
Price: admission and parking are free.

When and Where: Fireworks at Rye Playland on July 4th.
Why go: End the evening with a beautiful firework display. Luckily you don’t have to wait for next year to see fireworks, Rye Playland has a firework display every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15pm throughout August 31st
Details: Fireworks begin at 9:30pm.
Price: Parking is $5 weekdays, $7 weekends, and $10 on July 4.

When and where: New Rochelle Fireworks – the “Spark of the Sound on July 4th.
Why go: Fireworks can be seen from the waterfront parks, particularly Hudson and Five Islands. Begins at 9:30pm rain or shine.

When and Where: Fourth of July Fireworks Show at the Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers.
Why go: There is a summer concert from 7pm-9pm and the fireworks will begin after on The Green, in the center of the mall near Armani Exchange. Bring your own beach chairs and blankets. The fireworks will be displayed in the North parking lot, facing the Cross County Parkway.
Price: Parking and admission is free.

When and Where: Parkway Oval Field Fireworks on Bronx Street in Tuckahoe on July 7th.
Why go: Bring your family to the event from 4pm-9:30pm and enjoy food, entertainment, and fireworks.

 

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