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Fourth of July Events on Long Island

Fireworks, parades and plenty more Independence Day events across the Island.

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means barbecues, beaches and, of course, fireworks.

We don't want you wandering the streets looking for patriotic fun on Independence Day, so Patch put together this guide of events taking place across the Island as part of our 2012 Long Island Summer Guide.

(Note: All events being held on July 4.)

Fireworks by Grucci
Fireworks generally start shortly after sunset.

Long Island Ducks Fireworks presented by Atlantic Honda (City Class)
Place: Bethpage Ballpark, Central Islip 

Montauk's Independence Day Celebration (State Class)
Place: Umbrella Beach, Montauk 

Star Spangled Blast at Bald Hill (State Class)
Place: Brookhaven Amphitheater, Farmingville 

Go 4th on the Bay (National Class)
Place: Mid-Bay directly off Ocean Park
Website: www.captreefleet.com
Details: For best viewing check the captreefleet.com website. 

Parades
Southampton:
The Southampton Village Fourth of July Parade will begin at 10 a.m., leaving from the Southampton railroad station and continuing down North Main Street, Main Street and Jobs Lane, and ending at Agawam Park. 

Port Jefferson: A parade down Main Street, sponsored by the Port Jefferson Fire Department, begins at 10 a.m. 

Concert in the Park
New Life Crisis will perform at Coopers Beach from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as part of Southampton Cultural Center's Summer "Concerts in the Park Series."

Independence Day Celebration
The National Park Service and the Friends of Sagamore Hill invite you to celebrate Independence Day at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. Independence Day was an important holiday for Theodore Roosevelt. After speaking at the festivities in Oyster Bay, TR would gather his extended family and friends at Sagamore Hill for a day of patriotic celebration. This year's celebration will feature a variety of exciting programs beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 4 p.m., all of which are free and open to the public. 

The Blues Brotherhood
The Blues Brotherhood, a tribute to the Blues Brothers, covers the best material from the original "Blues Brothers" as well as other classic blues, funk, and soul tunes in a show at Ammann Riverfront Park in Riverhead. So hold on to your hats (and shades, for that matter) as the boys capture the sound, energy and persona that propelled the original "Blues Brothers" into the phenomenon that still thrills audiences around the world. Show starts at 7 p.m. 

Did we miss any big Fourth of July events on the Island? Add them in the comments section!

Captain Howard Hawrey June 26, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Fireworks at Riverhead Raceway on Sat, July 7th! One of the best places to see a fireworks show after enjoying an evening of racing action! www.riverheadraceway.com for details!
Rich Arleo (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Thanks Captain! If anyone else has an event we missed please let us know
Candygram for Mongo June 26, 2012 at 04:07 PM
when is the secret Atlantic Beach fireworks display?
Steve Klan June 26, 2012 at 05:05 PM
How about something for Western Nassau..... where we live.
Charlie Carrots June 26, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Atlantic Beach is this Sat night...don't forget the Stewart Manor FD Parade on the 4th
Stephen J. Bronner June 26, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Hey Charlie. Can you send me the info on AB's celebration either here or at stephen.bronner@patch.com so we can add it to the calendar?
MAC June 27, 2012 at 12:33 PM
Does anyone know if Jones beach will having fireworks this July 4th?
paul June 27, 2012 at 01:17 PM
For a Great Fireworks location: http://amusingthezillion.com/2012/05/13/coney-island-fireworks-2012-fridays-4-saturdays-july-4th/
paul June 27, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Sometimes you just gotta go where the fun is at....
Vincent June 27, 2012 at 04:53 PM
MAC: Fireworks ring loud and clear every Friday and Saturday nights on the border of Mineola/Williston Park. They start at approx 9;30 PM and go to probably around 1AM. The kids there think they are fighting the Vietnames (non) War all over again. You should give it a try.
paul June 27, 2012 at 05:05 PM
NO DO NOT GIVE IT A TRY..... It sounds like illegal and unauthorized fireworks. 9:30PM until 1:00AM tells me it is a dangerous situation for those in the area.... and those who perform these displays. DO NOT GO THERE... Leave it to the pros....... To Vincent: you said " The kids there think they are fighting the Vietnames (non) War all over again. " Wow, I guess you dont know any better....... KIDS SHOULD NOT BE PLAYING WITH ANY FIREWORKS. and if they are with a parent or adult shame on them and should be arrested.. PERIOD.....
Harley Owner non AMA June 27, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Ok America, lets point ou the NERD in the room, first one wins a big prize....Ready.Go.
Candygram for Mongo June 27, 2012 at 06:01 PM
us cops will confiscate illegal fireworks, then light them off for their own families. We might just arrest you in the process for that broken tail-light. It's not broken? (is now!)
Captain Howard Hawrey June 27, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Your post is funny, not right, and I'm sure it will be a small display!
FYI June 27, 2012 at 09:27 PM
PAUL! Yaay!! I win!!!
paul June 27, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Did you ever rush soemone to the hospital with a hand that had first dgree burns from the misuse of fireworks. Did you ever rush someone to the hospital that lost an eye because of illegal fireworks. Did you ever help someone out of a house that caught fire due to illegal fireworks.......... Maybe you should think before you all speak on this topic. Maybe even visit any hospital on July 5th and find out how many injuries from illegal fireworks were brought into the emrgency room from the night before..... Then let me know who the fools are.......... It certainly is not me..... It just shows me who the real losers are....... Some of which are listed above...... Goes to show you, there is still LI trash.....
paul June 27, 2012 at 10:40 PM
Did you ever rush someone to the hospital with a hand that had first degree burns from the misuse of fireworks. Did you ever rush someone to the hospital that lost an eye because of illegal fireworks. Did you ever help someone out of a house that caught fire due to illegal fireworks.......... Maybe you should think before you all speak on this topic. Maybe even visit any hospital on July 5th and find out how many injuries from illegal fireworks were brought into the emergency room from the night before..... Then let me know who the fools are.......... It certainly is not me..... It just shows me who the real losers are....... Some of which are listed above...... If the shoe fits wear it...
Susan June 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM
There are fireworks this Saturday night at Eisenhower Park at dusk. You need tickets for the cconcert at 7:30 but you do not need tickets just to be in the park to see the fireworks. You just need a ton of patience because if history repeats itself, it will take you at least 45 minutes to get out of the park! Another good viewing area is East Meadow High School if the district patrol doesn't send you away. Also Home Depots parking lot. Btw, I totally agree with Paul. Leave the fireworks to the professionals or we might just read about you in newspaper the next day. Why take that kind of chance? One firecracker could ruin the rest of your life.
Vincent June 28, 2012 at 10:43 AM
paul: I guess you misunderstood me. I was being facetious. Just this morning I was driving on Hillside Avein Williston Pk at 1 AM and heard a barrage near my location that lasted for approx 10 seconds. This happens about every Fri and Sat night between the times I previously stated. No one seems to care about these illegal fireworks 'til some punk gets one of their fingers blown off. If they think that setting off M-80's in the middle of the night is so much fun I hear the Marines are looking for a few 'good' men.
Mels Ditties June 30, 2012 at 03:11 AM
Anyone know if Port Jeff Country Club will be shooting off the rockets from the beach below the club this 4th?....
Rosanne O'Reilly June 30, 2012 at 08:48 PM
July 4th, "Artists on the Lane," South Bay Art Association's Annual Outdoor Exhibition and Sale of Original Fine Art Work, Bellport Lane, Bellport, Long Island, 9am to 4pm.
Alyssa June 30, 2012 at 11:49 PM
July 3rd Cedar Beach is having their fireworks- of course there is no mention of that on the patch- not even in the events calendar! surprise surprise
PB684 July 01, 2012 at 12:20 AM
For all of you in western Nassau there is always the show at Fireman's Field in Valley Stream. Gates open July 4th at 6:30pm (Emerson Place or Albermarle Avenue entrances to Firemen's Field). You can buy tickets for $5.00 to get in the gates or just sit outside and watch the show in the sky.
PB684 July 01, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Don't think so...budget cuts!
paul July 01, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Ann - Thank you. That information sounds like a lot of fun and learning history. I will highly recommend these events...
paul July 01, 2012 at 01:07 AM
To whom it may concern: The ONLY real fireworks are fireworks that are shot off on open barges in the ocean waters. The rest are just plain and blah.....
paul July 01, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Ann, See if this helps: http://merricklife.com/issue/thursday-june-28-2012/article/celebrating-the-declaration-of-independence
Krista O July 02, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Hi Alyssa, do you know what time the fireworks start? I am trying to figure out what time we should arrive. Thank you :)
Lori Ames July 02, 2012 at 09:48 PM
No. There haven't been Jones Beach fireworks for a couple of years now. There will be Grucci fireworks on the bay, with the best view being from the boats at Captree State Park. There's a ton of info at www.captreefleet.com.
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