Some of my fondest memories originate from the Fourth of July—looking up at a dark sky bursting with vibrant colors and feeling that inner thud from the explosion. My favorite part of watching fireworks, however, was sharing a summer night with friends and family.
There are many celebrations happening in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties these next few days, and Patch‘s Jessie Jafet has the complete scoop of where to go to watch a show. Her Fourth of July Preview highlights “fireworks and fun close to home” with eight spots from Boscobel‘s riverfront celebration on Monday to Playland‘s choreographed show.
The Times-Herald Record has the lowdown on fireworks celebrations taking place in Dutchess County. Their list features a three-day celebration at Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck with professional rodeos and demolition derbies. Dutchess Stadium is also hosting post-game fireworks display after the Hudson Valley Renegades take on Aberdeen FireBirds on Friday and Saturday.
According to Eventful Magazine, Lake Carmel will set off fireworks of June 30 at 9 p.m., while Peekskill will be hosting a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at Riverfront Green Park with fireworks set to follow.
Wherever you decide to park your lawn chair or beloved towel, make sure to stay safe, kick back and relax.