Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year which means you could easily extend the usual three-day holiday weekend into a five-day mini vacation—if you play your cards right—with plenty of down time to juggle BBQs, graduation parties, beach time, fireworks, sleeping on the hammock with a cooler by your side and anything else that happens to come up. Allow us to fill in the blanks…
**NOTE: THERE IS NO FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT JONES BEACH THIS YEAR.
LI Ducks Fireworks @ Bethpage Ballpark—July 4
Outdoor Sousa Concert @ Patchogue Theatre—July 4
Star Spangled Blast Fireworks/LI Philharmonic @ Brookhaven Amphitheater—July 4
Stars Over Montauk Fireworks @ Umbrella Beach, Montauk—July 4
Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest @ Coney Island—July 4
Independence Day Fireworks @ Peconic Waterfront, Downtown Riverhead—July 4
Fireworks @ Crab Meadow Beach, Northport (Residents only) - July 4
Go 4th on the Bay Fireworks @ Great South Bay— July 4 The Captree Fleet offers the best seat in the house to view the show. Make reservations at captreefleet.com to come aboard one of the many party boats and enjoy a spectacular night of fireworks under the stars.
Fireworks @ The Park at East Hills (Residents only) – July 4
Independence Day Celebration w/Teddy Roosevelt @ Sagamore Hill— July 4
Old-Fashioned Independence Day @ Old Bethpage Village Restoration—July 4
Parade of American Flags @ North Shore Heritage Park, Mount Sinai—July 4
Children’s Fourth of July Bicycle Parade @ Finley Middle School, Glen Cove—July 4
Declaration of Independence Reading @ North of LIRR, Merrick—July 4
Fireworks @ Morgan Park, Glen Cove – July 4
Fireworks @ Greenport Fire Department Carnival, Moores Lane, Greenport – July 4
And if all else fails, watch the Macy’s “Ignite the Night” Fireworks live over the Hudson River in NYC on NBC at 9 p.m.