Do you want to see your fireworks over the Hudson River — or over the Long Island Sound? Maybe you want to be at a local pool or shopping before they start. Either way, Westchester’s many towns have some fantastic fireworks for everyone’s taste. Happy 4th!
Bring the kids to for family races at Flint Park in Larchmont on Saturday, July 4, at 10am. Then head to Manor Park (99 Park Avenue, Larchmont), a gorgeous waterfront green space, later that evening for live music. Fireworks at dusk.
What’s more fun than fireworks? A carnival. The Mamaroneck Firemen’s Carnival runs every night from June 28 to July 5 at 7pm, but see fireworks over the Long Island Sound on July 4 at Harbor Island Park (123 Mamaroneck Avenue) around 9pm.
Head to the waterfront at Hudson Park or Five Islands Park to see the fireworks on July 4 at 9:30pm.
On Thursday, June 30, enjoy a live concert at 7pm at Louis Engel Waterfront Park (160 Westerly Road, Ossining), then see the fireworks at 9:15pm. Pack a picnic or buy food on site. Ice cream at the food court!
Don’t forget Rye Playland as a fun spot to see the fireworks. There’s fireworks every Friday night here, but on July 3 and 4, you can ride the amusements long enough to see the display at 9:15pm.
The Scarsdale Pool complex opens its doors to the public at 5pm on Thursday, June 30, for a fireworks show planned for 9:15pm. $2 per person.
Folks in the Rivertowns can head to Sleepy Hollow on July 4 for a beautiful display over the Hudson River. Fireworks will set off from the old GM plant at 9pm on July 4.
It’s more than fireworks at this celebration on Sunday, July 3, at Kensico Dam. The DJ starts at 6pm, then comes the Gerard Carelli Orchestra with patriotic tunes, followed by a spectacular fireworks display at 9:15pm. Lots of green space for the kids to run around on and great playgrounds on site.
Bring your beach chairs to White Plains High School on Friday, July 1, from 6 to 10pm for an evening of patriotic fun. Expect rides, food, walking performers (read: acrobats), and of course, fireworks around 9pm.
There are two chances to see fireworks in Yonkers. The first is part of SummerFest at the Cross County Mall (8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers) on Friday, July 1. A British Invasion tribute band plays at 7pm on the green, fireworks begin at 9:30pm. While you can see the fireworks from anywhere, organizers say the best view will be at the north parking lot, facing the Cross County Parkway.
The Yonkers Waterfront will get its own fireworks display on July 4 at 9:15pm. Come earlier for activities for kids (scavenger hunt, Hudson River puzzle, meet the animals) as well as live music on the pier.