The past two years I have celebrated the 4th of July at the Peekskill Riverfront and had a blast with friends and friends of friends. Several of us got there a bit early to secure a spot near the river for perfect viewing and a breeze to take the edge off the heat. Last year’s evening with my friends was hastily put together with emails, texts, and who is bringing what-you should have seen the spread of culinary delights!
Some cleverly took the train from Croton, and others, like me, drove. Either way whoever got there first staked out the spot for all. The kids all hung out together and scattered about until sundown, the adults ate, drank (ahhh white sangria!) and chatted away. Good times.
This year, the Peekskill Riverfront celebration starts at dusk on Monday, July 4. Take a look at other happenings going on in the area.
Friday, June 24: Bear Mountain starts it all off this weekend with fireworks at 9 p.m.
July 3- Free – Celebrate the 4th of July with old-fashioned games and ice-cream making. 1-3 p.m.
Muscoot Farm Route 100, Somers, NY 10589
July 3: Free-Music starts at 6 p.m. Enjoy music and fireworks. Bring blankets and chairs for seating.
KENISCO DAM MUSIC FEST Kensico Dam Plaza
Bronx River Parkway
Valhalla, NY 10595
July 3 and 4: Starts at 9:30- Parking: Sunday $7, Monday $10
Playland Park Playland Parkway
Rye, NY 10580
July 4: Free- 8:30 pm– Bring blankets and chairs for seating.
July 4: Free-Dusk- Bring blankets and chairs for seating.
July 4: Music Under the Stars and Fireworks- Bring blankets and chairs for seating.
July 4: Wappinger Falls, fireworks launched from a barge on the Hudson River
Wappinger Falls, NY
And, if you have never experienced the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks, well, whatcha waiting for? The best views are from Manhattan’s West Side below 59th Streets or along the New Jersey waterfront — any spot with a good view of the sky above the Hudson River.
Wherever you may go, have fun and make it safe, and drive carefully!