Fireworks set the tone for a grand Independence Day salute
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For a more informal experience, some just watch the fireworks outside the gates of Fireman’s Field. However, Valley Stream officials prefer that people actually enter the park to get the most out of the event. Tickets, which sell out quickly, are $7 in advance and $10 at the gate. They are available at the Hendrickson Pool facility, the Valley Stream Community Center in Hendrickson Park, Village Hall, the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library and Sip This, at 64 Rockaway Ave. in Valley Stream. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Enter at Emerson Place or Albermarle Avenue entrances to Fireman’s Field, Valley Stream.
Fireworks Extravaganza in Long Beach
The city of Long Beach honors Independence Day next Friday, July 12, with its annual beach party, highlighted by the colorful fireworks display. The festivities begin at 8 p.m., on the beach, with a concert by Alive N Kickin’ to get the celebration started. Fireworks follow, at 9 p.m., from a barge off the Long Beach shoreline.
Visitors can sit on the beach to watch the show, or view the lights from any point along the 2.2 mile boardwalk. City officials urge everyone to arrive early and use public transportation, as parking will be limited. For further information, visit www.longbeachny.org.
Rockville Centre Holiday Celebration
The Village of Rockville Centre once again celebrates its anniversary with the annual fireworks display on Saturday, July 13, in Centennial Park near Mill River.
The show starts at 6 p.m. as families and friends gather in the park to enjoy food and entertainment. The South Shore Symphony sets the tone for the evening, with a concert featuring patriotic standards, begining at 7:45 p.m. Hear pops music, patriotic music and classics at their best, performed by the many talented local musicians who comprise the prestigious orchestra.
Soon after dark, at about 9:15 p.m., the fireworks spectacular, courtesy of Grucci, will light up the night sky. Music will continue after the fireworks’ grand finale, until 10:15 p.m.
The event, a 20-year tradition in Rockville Centre, is supported by the Rockville Centre Guild for the Arts and the Village of Rockville Centre. For information, visit www.rvcny.us.