Summer is finally here and our nation's birthday is being honored around the country and in our villages and towns. Check out the list below for fireworks and fun close to home.
July Fourth Frenzy Family Fun Day at the Pleasantville Pool
Where/When: on Wednesday, July 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.
Details: For Pleasantville Pool members and guests: Enjoy a DJ and kickboard races, kiddie pool treasure hunt, limbo contest, prizes, ice pops and a special snack bar menu.
Ossining Louis Engel Waterfront Park Fireworks
Where/When: (Secor Road & Westerly Road, Ossining) on Tuesday, July 3, beginning at 7:30p.m.
Details: Bring the whole family for a night of entertainment and fireworks
Fanfare and Fireworks at Kensico Dam Plaza Music Fest
Where/When: in Valhalla on Tuesday, July 3. Pre-concert entertainment begins at 6 p.m. and The Bensen-Scott Big Band takes the stage at 8 p.m.; fireworks will follow at approximately 9:15 p.m.
Details: Commemorate our country’s Independence Day, with rousing American patriotic music followed by a spectacular fireworks display, presented by Westchester County Parks. Carpooling suggested. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.
Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Fireworks
Where/When: Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow on Wednesday, July 4 (rain date of July 5). Fireworks begin at dusk.
Details: The fireworks can be viewed from Scenic Hudson RiverWalk Park, and in Sleepy Hollow along the riverfront. Please note: Pierson Park will not be available for the viewing of the fireworks. Pierson Park now fenced in as a construction zone and is off-limits to visitors.
Sleepy Hollow Fourth of July Parade and Picnic
Where/When: Parade begins at Bellwood/Highland Avenues in Philipse Manor at 10 a.m.; picnic immediately follows at Peabody Field on Route 9
Details: Event is sponsored by the Sleepy Hollow Manor Association and Philipse Manor Improvement Association and features: hot dogs and sodas; children's games, contests and prizes; live music; pony rides; prizes for best decorated bicycles; cake contest.
Rye Playland Fireworks
Where/When: Rye Playland on Wednesday, July 4, with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Details: Enjoy rides during the day and an exciting fireworks show choreographed to music. The fireworks will continue every Wednesday and Friday at 9:15 p.m. through August 31.
Price: Fireworks are free
White Plains High School Independence Day Celebration
Where/When: (500 North St. White Plains) on Thursday, June 28, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Details: A fun-filled evening of entertainment, giant inflatable rides, food and fireworks.
Town of Lewisboro Fireworks Spectacular
Where/When: , Fields 3, 4 and 5 on Saturday, June 30, entertainment begins 7 p.m.
Details: It is a family night of entertainment and fireworks with Annie and the Natural Wonder Band and Detour at 8 p.m. Fireworks begin at dusk. Picknicking, blankets and chairs are welcome. Food and drinks will be sold.
Price: $20 per car and designated parking begins at 5 p.m.
Great American Concert and Picnic in Garrison
Where/When: Boscobel House and Gardens (1601 Route 9D, Garrison) at Monday, July 2, 5 p.m.
Details: Celebrate the U.S.A. Pack your picnic, blankets and chairs and get into the patriotic spirit on Boscobel's great lawn overlooking the West Point Military Academy and the Hudson River, one of America’s most historic and inspirational vistas. Start your celebrations early with a picnic and outdoor concert overlooking the Hudson River. Enjoy patriotic tunes with family.
Price: $16, includes picnic, concert, and parking; children 12 and under free.
Independence Day Fair at John Jay Homestead
Where/When: on Wednesday, July 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Details: Join Friends of John Jay Homestead and the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk for a celebration of America's founding at the Independence Day Fair. Bring your family for the reading of the Declaration of Independence and sign a copy. Family fun includes sheep herding, bee keeping and blacksmith demonstrations, crafts, hayrides, games, live music, log cutting and plenty of food from the grill. Enter a pie for the apple pie contest!
Price: Admission to grounds and Reading are free; food, house tours and some special activities are available by ticket purchase.
Fireworks at Scarsdale Municipal Pool Complex
When/Where: (311 Mamaroneck Rd., Scarsdale) on Tuesday, July 3. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
Details: Be part of the town’s annual Fourth of July festivities, bring the whole family.
Village of Irvington July 4th Celebration
Where/When: Matthieseen Park in Irvington on Wednesday, July 4 from 5-9 p.m.
Details: Come enjoy family fun, entertainment, music and food. Park permits are required
Concert and Fireworks at Peekskill’s Riverfront Green Park
Where/When: (Hudson Avenue and Route 9, Peekskill) on Wednesday, July 4 at 7 p.m.
Details: Blues and funk band Black Dirt will play a concert at before the fireworks are set off.
Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park Picnic and Fireworks
Where/When: Thomas Cullen Park on Wednesday, July 4, beginning at 12:30 p.m. (fireworks begin at dusk)
Details: A day full of entertainment and a night of fireworks
Pops, Patriots & Fireworks
Where/When: on Wednesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. in the Venetian Theater
Details: Michael Barrett leads the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in the music of George Gershwin. Some of his greatest works, the Rhapsody in Blue, performed by John Musto, and hit songs sung by Darius DeHaas and Carla Jablonski will complete the patriotic preparations for the pyrotechnic fireworks to follow.
Price: Tickets are $30, $40, $50, $60 and $70. Children under 16 are half price.