July 4th Weekend Celebrations in the Hudson Valley 2015
Hudson Valley will be alight with the glory of celebration this weekend! Some celebrations start tonight (July 2) and there is plenty of fun in store for this weekend no matter where you are... check with local event planners for weather related info.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Town of Newburgh Community Day and Independence Day Celebration: July 2, 6-10 p.m., Algonquin Park/Cronomer Park, Powder Mill Rd., Newburgh. Entertainment by the Sassn' Brass Band. Fire company displays, food, games, fireworks and more. 564-7815.
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Friday, July 3
Town of Wallkill: Fireworks, July 3, 6-9 p.m., Town of Wallkill Golf Course, 40 Sands Road, Town of Wallkill. Parking at Circleville Elementary School (no parking at the golf course). Fireworks at dusk. 692-7826. townofwallkill.com.
Port Jervis: Dinner along the Delaware and fireworks, July 3, 6-9:30 p.m., Riverside Park, 4th Street, Port Jervis. Enjoy a sampling from local eateries in the tri-state area and fireworks display from Point Peter. Tickets available at Port Jervis Recreation and City Hall Clerk’s Office or by calling 858-4045.
Saturday, July 4
Bannerman Island Picnic Bash: July 4, $75 per person, includes round-trip boat transportation aboard the estuary Steward (leaving Beacon train station dock at noon sharp). Full barbecue provided by Loughran’s Restaurant, live music, self-guided tour. Call Zerve to reserve at 1-800-979-3370. To order online and for more information, go to bannermancastle.org. Bannerman Island picnic — Beacon Institute Floating Dock, opposite train station, Beacon. Noon. July 4. Enjoy a picnic while listening to music by DaProf & Starr. Self-guided tour of Bannerman Island. $75. Reservation at ZERVE 855-256-4007 or call Neil Caplan at 845-831-6346.
Beacon: Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks, July 4, 3 p.m., fireworks begin at dusk, Memorial Park, Memorial Park, Route 52, Beacon. 3 p.m.Wilkes Street, Beacon. Food, live music. Sponsored by City of Beacon, Beacon-Fishkill Kiwanis Club, the Costellos and I Am Beacon. www.iambeacon.org or call 845-765-8440.
Bethel: July 4, fireworks at dusk, overlooking White Lake. Gather at Kauneonga Lake Community Park on Route 55 or the boat launch adjacent to the park. Free municipal parking at 3586 Route 55. Call 583-4350.
Callicoon: July 4, fireworks at dusk at Villa Roma Resort, 356 Villa Roma Road. Call 887-4880.
Cornwall: Fourth of July Festivities, July 4, festivities begin with breakfast at 7 a.m. at Highland Engine Company, 1 Quaker Ave., followed by a pet show, craft fair, pony rides, children's games, entertainment by Nick Logerfo, raffle, Declaration of Independence, Cornwall Independence Day Mile 4:30 p.m., and more. Parade will begin at 5 p.m. reunion band, 7:30 p.m. Fireworks display will end the celebration at 9:30 p.m. For schedule and location information, visit cornwall4th.org.
Ellenville/Warwarsing: July 4th parade and fireworks, July 4, parade at noon, fireworks at 9:30 p.m., Joseph Y. Resnick Airport, Ellenville. Arts, crafts, food at Liberty Square in Ellenville. Find the Ellenville/Wawarsing 4th of July Committee on Facebook.
Fishkill Farms - 9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. Music by Stax of Soul Band, crafts for the kids, hay wagon rides. www.fishkillfarms.com or call 845-897-4377.
Village of Fishkill: Village Hall, 1095 Main St., Fishkill. 11 a.m. July 4. Village of Fishkill’s annual reading of the Declaration of Independence of the front steps of the Village Hall. 845-897-4430.
Germantown: old-fashioned Independence Day, July 4, 2-10 p.m., River Road, Hudson River, Germantown. $10 per car; Friends of Clermont $8. 18th-century crafts, re-enactors, music and entertainment, hot food, a view of the Saugerties fireworks.
Goshen: 34th annual Great American Weekend: July 4-5, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Church Park, South Church and Main streets, Goshen. Over 150 craft and not-for-profit vendors, antiques, exhibits, live entertainment, 5K/10K race, children’s rides, harness racing, food vendors, hat contest and more. 294-7741. goshennychamber.com.
Highland Falls: Independence Day Celebration: July 2-4 with various events each day. On July 4, Early morning 5K race, Parade line up 2 p.m. at Buffalo Soldiers Field, West Point. Parade, 3 p.m. Festivities at 4:30 p.m. at Roe Park Fireworks. Soul Tempters Concert, 7-9 p.m. Fireworks, 9 p.m. For more information, call 742-0012.
Hyde Park Independence Day parade — Roosevelt Theater, Route 9, Hyde Park. 10 a.m. July 4. Parade starts at theater and ends at Regina Coeli School, where awards will be presented. Visit www.hydeparkny.us.
Kingston: Fourth of July celebration, July 4, festivities begin at 5 p.m. in city restaurants and shops, children’s activities and crafts. Festivities ends with fireworks at 9 p.m. by the Strand on lower Broadway.
Liberty: 21st annual Fourth of July Celebration, July 4, rain date July 5, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m., North Main Street, Liberty. Parade kicks off at 12:05 p.m. Classic car and truck show begins at 10:30 a.m. behind the Liberty Public Library. Special performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at noon on Main Street stage. Variety of food, craft and retail vendors, bouncy house and kids activities by Party Master and musical guest “The Other Band” on the Main Street stage starting at 12:30 p.m. Special live performance of NACL Theater’s “The Weather Project” on Main Street stage, Creekside Park at 1:30 p.m. 292-9797. info@libertyNYchamber.com.
Lumberland: July 4, rain date July 5, parade will begin at Lumberland Firehouse on Route 31 and end at Town Hall on Proctor Road. Lineup begins at 11 a.m. Parade will step off at noon. Vendors and activities will continue by the Pavilion area and at Circle Park.
Margaretville: Fireman’s Carnival and Fireworks: June 30-July 1-4, Village Park Pavilion, 982 Main St., Margaretville. Tues.-Thurs. rides open at 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat. rides open at 1 p.m. Fireworks and live music on Sat. and Sun. nights. 586-4419. co.centralcatskills.com.
Monroe: “Celebrate America at Museum Village”: July 4, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe, $12; $10 seniors; children age 4-12 $8; children under age 4 admitted for free; members receive $2 off. Scavenger Hunt and many buildings will have activities, village mayor will read the Declaration of Independence at noon, a sack race and hoop race will follow. museumvillage.org.
New York City: 38th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, July 4, 8 p.m., Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, hosted by Nick Cannon and performances by Enrique Iglesias, Ariana Grande, Lionel Richie, Hunter Hayes Miranda Lambert and more.
New Windsor: Cantonment State Historic Site, Route 300, New Windsor. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4. Military drill and cannon firing at 2 p.m. followed by children’s wooden musket drill. At 3 p.m., there will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence followed by a military drill by the 7th Massachusetts Regiment. 845-561-1765. + Knox’s Headquarters, Route 94 and Forge HillRoad, Vails Gate. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 4. Cannon firings at 1 and 4 p.m. 845-561-1765
Newburgh: Independence Day Fireworks, July 4, 9 p.m., rain date July 5, Consolidated Iron (adjacent to Gully’s Restaurant), Newburgh waterfront. Show visible from the Walkway Over the Hudson, Mount Beacon and the Newburgh Beacon Bridge. Afternoon of food vendors, crafts and music; events begin at noon at UNICO Park, noon-6 p.m. vendors and artists on the river, 7-9 p.m. Dr. Magneto performs. 569-7354 or 565-5429.
Roscoe: Independence Day Parade, July 4, line up in Roscoe Central School parking lot at 10:30 a.m. Parade will begin at 11 a.m. sharp. Community and visitors are invited to participate. Make a float, ride your bikes or march.
Rosendale: Reading of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St.. Admission is free. Coffee and cake to follow. Twenty civic and business leaders, students, teachers, artists, representing all facets of the community, will share the reading. Sponsored by Blue Stone Press. rosendaletheatre.org. 658-8989. Free.
Saugerties: 4th of July Parade, July 4, parade starts at 11 a.m. at Saugerties High School, finishes at Cantine Field. Fireworks begin at dusk. Hosted by Kiwanis Club of Saugerties and the Saugerties Fire Department. 246-9701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tannersville: 4th of July Celebration, July 4, noon-4 p.m., Main Street, Tannersville. Parade at 3 p.m. Craft and food vendors. 518-858-9094.
Walkway Over the Hudson Firework Spectacular: July 4, 6:30-10 p.m. Walkway will close at 5:30 p.m. to the public and reopen at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks to begin between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Tickets $12.50; children age 5 and under admitted for free, tickets can be purchased at Adams Fairacre Farms (Poughkeepsie and Wappingers Falls locations), Mahoney’s Irish Pub & Steakhouse, Caffe Aurora and Walkway Cafe. 454-9649. walkway.org.
West Point Band “Music Under the Stars Independence Day Celebration”: July 4, rain date July 5, Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point, 8-10 p.m. An evening of patriotic music ranging from marches to popular songs. Fireworks over the Hudson River after the concert. 938-2617. Rain date July 5. 845-938-2617. www.westpointband.com.
Woodstock: Fourth of July Extravaganza, July 4, 3:30 p.m.-dusk, Woodstock Farm Festival, 6 Maple Lane, Woodstock. Marching band, face painting, kids’ crafts, dunking booth, music on stage at 5 p.m., children perform at 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 5
Goshen: Great American Weekend Antiques and Collectibles Show continues July 5, First Presbyterian Church grounds, Main Street, Goshen. Free admission. Plenty of dealers offering a variety of antiques.
Greenwood Lake: Fireworks, July 5, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park, Greenwood Lake. Fireworks at dusk. 477-9215. villageofgreenwoodlake.org.
Monroe: Independence Day Festival and Fireworks, July 5, rain date July 6, 6-9 p.m., Millpond Park, Monroe. Fireworks start at about 9 p.m. 782-8341. villageofmonroe.org.
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