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BEST PLACES TO CELEBRATE THE 4TH NEAR LONG ISLAND

YOUR LONG ISLAND 4TH OF JULY MADE PERFECT

Independence Day is a holiday that, for many people, has come to symbolize the summertime, from the fireworks and cookouts to the star-spangled outfits and the togetherness with family and friends. Celebrating the 4th of July is the highlight of the summer season for many families, so finding a great fireworks show is an important part of planning your 4th of July experience.

If you happen to be near Long Island this 4th of July, there are plenty of celebrations for you and yours to take part in. Fireworks shows, live music and great vendors are just a few of the things you can expect from your Long Island Fourth. Why not make the experience truly special and book a Your Perfect Atlantic City Night Outto get you there? Not only will you be able to dodge the city traffic and questionable parking, but you also won’t have to worry about finding a safe way home if you enjoy a Fourth of July drink or two. After you book your car, you’ll need to know which Long Island celebration will fill your night. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites to help make the selection process easier.

4TH ANNUAL GO 4TH ON THE BAY FIREWORKS SHOW

Why not skip the crowds on land and enjoy an amazing fireworks show from the dock of a boat? The Go 4th on the Bay Fireworks Show allows you the opportunity to do just that. The evening starts off at 7 pm with a leisurely cruise to Bay Shore aboard one of the event’s 20 boats, each of which will leave from Captree State Park where you can park your vehicle, purchase tickets and be boarded. The event coordinators recommend arriving at Captree State Park by 6:30 to ensure that you can purchase an adequate number of tickets and be boarded long before 7, ensuring the most comfortable experience possible. All boats will return between 11:30 and midnight, depending on the launch of the fireworks show.

VILLAGE OF EAST HILLS FIREWORKS SHOW

The Village of East Hills will host their annual 4th of July Fireworks show on the Great Lawn this year, with festivities kicking off at 5:30 pm with a variety of food vendors, a special musical guest and other Independence Day activities. Fireworks will begin promptly at 9:15 pm, following a short official program. Arrive early to enjoy the food beforehand.

PENNYSAVER AMPHITHEATRE AT BALD HILL FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA

If you’re looking for a unique, free way to spend your Fourth of July this year, the Pennysaver Amphitheatre has the answer to your inquiry. The Amphitheatre is one of the most popular destinations for live music in the Bald Hill area, so it’s no surprise that the evening kicks off at 5:30 pm with Captain Jack and Uncovered performing live. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 pm.

STARS OVER MONTAUK

If watching fireworks on a long stretch of beautiful beach sounds like a great way to spend your 4th of July this year, Stars Over Montauk is the event for you. In addition to being free of charge, the event has an alternate rain date of July 5th in case of inclement weather, so you won’t miss on the fun even if it rains. The fireworks can also be viewed from multiple beaches in the area, so bring a picnic and chairs and enjoy this amazing show. Fireworks kick off at 9 pm.

4th of July on Long Island is shaping up to be a great one this year, with so many options for fireworks and fun. Book car service so you don’t have to contend with the frustration of traffic, and your Independence Day can be perfect from start to finish.

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