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Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 3, 2015 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Allegany State Park - Quaker Area
Phone: (716) 354-2182

Celebrate our nation's independence Friday, July 3 at Allegany State Park!

The free, family-friendly event kicks off at 12pm at the Quaker Beach area with a chicken barbeque provided by the Steamburg Fire Department. Get your groove on from 7-10pm with music by DJ Tony, and stick around until dusk to be treated to a spectacular fireworks display over the waters of Quaker Lake! Funding for the fireworks was generously provided by the Allegany State Park Geobash Committee and the Friends of Allegany State Park.

For more information, please contact the Quaker Office at 716-354-2181.

Salute to America
Friday, July 3, 2015 06:45 PM - 09:45 PM
Hamlin Beach State Park
Phone: (585) 964-2462

Country & Rock n Roll band Blue Sky

Fireworks by Young Explosives  at 10pm

Area 3 Stage

Beacon Hill Loop Hike
Saturday, July 4, 2015 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Come celebrate the Fourth of July with some picturesque "fireworks" on this approximate two mile loop hike on the Beacon Hill Carriage Road and Beacon Hill Footpath. This modest hike, which does include some hills and narrow, cliff-edge sections of trail, follows along a combination of carriage roads and a footpath and offers beautiful scenic views.

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs. Unless otherwise noted, all outings meet at the Nature Center, located in the Wildmere area at the north end of Lake Minnewaska.

Registration: Required
Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Knox's Headquarters State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 561-1765 ext 22

Celebrate the 4th at one of the sites hallowed by the soldiers who won our independence. At Knox's Headquarters see a small cannon fired at 1:00 & 4:00 PM.

Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
New Windsor Cantonment State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 561-1765 ext 22

Celebrate the 4th at one of the sites hallowed by the soldiers who won our independence. At the New Windsor Cantonment see military firing demonstrations at 2:00 PM.

Independence Day Fair & Farm Market
Saturday, July 4, 2015 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
Phone: (914) 232-5651
Join John Jay Homestead and the Rotary Club of Bedford-Armonk in a celebration of
America’s founding with a spirited reading of The Declaration of Independence, live music,
food, crafts, games, and plenty of other activities on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Free admission to the grounds; fees apply for food and drink, and some fair activities. Farm market hours will be 9am to 4pm.
Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2015 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 434-0834

Enjoy an early American July 4th celebration on the grounds of Schuyler Mansion. 18th century games and performers, as well as activities and ice cream will be free of charge to commemorate this important holiday. The mansion will be available for Open House (self-guided) tours, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at $3.00 per person.

Independence Day Cannon Firing Program
Saturday, July 4, 2015 12:00 PM
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 446-2134
Celebrate July 4th with a "BANG!" as we fire the fort's artillery.
Independence Day Sand Sculpture Contest
Saturday, July 4, 2015 12:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
Phone: (518) 279-1155

Bring your shovels, props and your creativity as extra points are given for originality! Prizes for everyone!

Register at the Beach Nature Center.

Independence Day Celebration
Saturday, July 4, 2015 12:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Phone: (914) 965-4027
Games and dress-up clothes from the 1700s will be available throughout the day, plus other events. Declaration of Independence readings at 12:45, 2:45 and 4:45. Cavalry riding demonstrations at 1:30 and 3:30. Guests can tour the manor hall for a nominal fee. The event will conclude with a special appearance and speech from Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano.
An Old-Fashioned Independence Day
Saturday, July 4, 2015 02:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

18th century crafts, reenactors, music and entertainment. A great day for young families. Later, enjoy live music and delicious hot food until a view of the Saugerties Fireworks over the Hudson River ($10 per car, Friends of Clermont $8)

Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Saturday, July 4, 2015 02:45 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 786-2521
Gather at our 6-pounder cannon for a reading by a costumed soldier in General Washington's army of the famous 2:45pm document, which spelled out the American patriots intentions to the British King. A firing of muskets, rifles and cannon will follow! Huzzah!
Independence Day Sand Sculpture Contest
Saturday, July 4, 2015 04:00 PM
Cherry Plain State Park
Phone: (518) 733-5400

Bring your shovels, props and your creativity as extra points are given for originality! Prizes for everyone!

Register anytime during the afternoon at Cherry Plain's beach and get started whenever you're ready. Judging will begin by 5pm.

Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday, July 4, 2015 05:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park
Phone: (845) 454-9649
East and West Approaches Open
Only ticket holders will be permitted onto the Walkway for this event. 

Walkway Over the Hudson is teaming up with the City of Poughkeepsie and local businesses to present yet another incredible 4th of July Firework display on the Hudson River. There is no better place to watch fireworks than from the Walkway!

TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE JUNE 1, 2015. Visit www.walkway.org for ticket info. 
4th of July Fireworks
Saturday, July 4, 2015 09:15 PM - 10:15 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Phone: (516) 785-1600

The Astoria Bank 2015 Fireworks show at Jones Beach. Event simulcast to patriotic songs, tune in to: WALK 97.5 FM and K-98.3 FM.

The 30 minute fireworks show is included in the regular price of park admission of $10 per vehicle.

Traffic and Parking: It is expected that beginning at 6 pm, traffic will increase and become heavy. Congestion will begin to occur and parking fields will begin to fill to capacity. Please follow the directional signs which will indicate best available parking. If Jones Beach fills to capacity, there will be no shoulder of the road parking and traffic will be diverted away from the park. Please follow directions of State Police and State Park Police.

**Please tune to radio stations WALK 97.5 and K98.3 for the most up-to-date traffic and weather information.**

Prohibited Items: In order for the fireworks program to be enjoyed by all, the following items are strictly prohibited: NO Weapons including kitchen knives, Balloons, Alcohol, except one 12oz alcohol beverage per person, Drugs, Walking on the dunes, Fireworks; including sparklers, Kite flying, Pets of any kind, Frisbees, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, Sale or vending without a permit.

 

4th of July Fireworks
Saturday, July 4, 2015 09:15 PM - 10:15 PM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
Phone: (516) 780-3295

The Astoria Bank 2015 Fireworks show at Jones Beach. Event simulcast to patriotic songs, tune in to: WALK 97.5 FM and K-98.3 FM.

The 30 minute fireworks show is included in the regular price of park admission of $10 per vehicle.

Traffic and Parking: It is expected that beginning at 6 pm, traffic will increase and become heavy. Congestion will begin to occur and parking fields will begin to fill to capacity. Please follow the directional signs which will indicate best available parking. If Jones Beach fills to capacity, there will be no shoulder of the road parking and traffic will be diverted away from the park. Please follow directions of State Police and State Park Police.

**Please tune to radio stations WALK 97.5 and K98.3 for the most up-to-date traffic and weather information.**

Prohibited Items: In order for the fireworks program to be enjoyed by all, the following items are strictly prohibited: NO Weapons including kitchen knives, Balloons, Alcohol, except one 12oz alcohol beverage per person, Drugs, Walking on the dunes, Fireworks; including sparklers, Kite flying, Pets of any kind, Frisbees, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades, Sale or vending without a permit.

 

Millbrook Mountain Hike
Sunday, July 5, 2015 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Phone: (845) 255-0752

Celebrate Independence Day weekend with a hike to one of the most celebrated views on the Shawangunk Ridge, Millbrook Mountain. This approximately five mile hike will take participants on a combination of historic carriage roads and a footpath, culminating in a pastoral panoramic view of the surrounding Hudson Valley. The footpath traverses through forests, over a stream and up and over rock slabs. The footpath is moderately difficult, which may be challenging for some, but the section on the meandering Millbrook Mountain Carriage Road is easier.

Pre-registration is required for participation in all public programs. Please call the Park Office at 845-255-0752. For outings, please wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring snacks and water. A parent or guardian over the age of 18 must accompany children wishing to participate in any programs. Unless otherwise noted, all outings meet at the Nature Center, located in the Wildmere area at the north end of Lake Minnewaska.

Registration: Required
Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Sunday, July 5, 2015 02:45 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 786-2521

Gather at our 6-pounder cannon for a reading by a costumed soldier in General Washington's army of the famous 2:45pm document, which spelled out the American patriots intentions to the British King. A firing of muskets, rifles and cannon will follow! Huzzah!

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