Fireworks Shows Celebrate July 4th: Add Yours!

The shores of the Hudson River were lit up with fireworks celebrating Independence Day.

The Village of Nyack joined many other towns, cities and villages along the Hudson River with a dazzling display of fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.

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Paula July 05, 2012 at 05:03 AM
Anyone know if everything was OK at Larchmont's fireworks tonight? It looked to me like the barge caught fire, and the show was cut short, but since the barge was pretty far out in the sound, I couldn't really see well. It was beautiful there anyway - nice Dixieland concert, gorgeous view, nice people around me....I just hope that no one was hurt.
BeatrixBPS July 05, 2012 at 05:49 AM
I've been looking for news, but not a word. Those barges generally don't have any people on them, and there wasn't any visible large scale fire or police response, so I'm guessing the plan was just to let it burn itself out and then make an insurance claim for the lost fireworks.
SG July 05, 2012 at 11:08 AM
A flare was shot up from the barge. Seatow and police were called and responded. The tugboat holding the barge put the fire out. No word on injurys.
Thomas N July 05, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Sleepy Hollow's fireworks were outstanding!
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) July 05, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Thanks for the photo, Jenn!
Susan Riley July 05, 2012 at 02:14 PM
I was so disappointed that Southeast didn't have fireworks this year. What a shame! This could have opened additional economic opportunities for local businesses (dinner out first?) as well as just being a feel-good, proud-to-be-an-American type of event.
robert pidgeon July 05, 2012 at 02:30 PM
thnaks to the peekskill/cortlandt patch for not covering the wreath laying ceremony during the peekskill parade. you missed an emotional ceremony along with a history lesson on a local revolutionary war hero.
Ashley Tarr (Editor) July 05, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Thanks for commenting, Susan. Not sure if you saw, but the Town's website (http://www.townofsoutheast-ny.com) has the following message on the home page: "The Town of Southeast will not be sponsoring 4th of July Fireworks this year but looks to resume this event next year."
Krista Madsen (Editor) July 05, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Agree! It was awesome. What a finish!
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) July 05, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Robert, sorry we couldn't be there. We would welcome photos from the ceremony--please upload them to our photo gallery and let me know, or just email them to lanning.taliaferro@patch.com
Linda July 05, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Couldn't believe there were no fireworks at Mt. Ebo! My children, myself and my friends who we usually go with were VERY dissappointed! Our taxes keep increasing and yet we seem to get less and less. I would have preferred the fireworks go on but ask for a small donation at the entrance. This was very unpatriotic of the town. I, for one, am proud to be an American, but obviously my own town is not.
Stefani Kim July 05, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Hi Paula, Larchmont didn't put on a fireworks show—may have been coming from Mamaroneck or another neighboring community. I'll check with Mamaroneck Police. Best, Stefani Kim, Larchmont Patch Local Editor
BG7 July 05, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Excellent finale at the Mamaroneck fireworks - incredible!
robert pidgeon July 05, 2012 at 04:47 PM
i was told by liz someone would be there. sorry but i'm not into doing others work.
Lanning Taliaferro (Editor) July 05, 2012 at 11:45 PM
See photos of Peekskill's July 4th ceremony on the Peekskill NY in pictures Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/112353205450059/
Liz Giegerich July 09, 2012 at 04:50 PM
For an article on the wreath laying ceremony that Rob mentions above, see here: http://peekskill.patch.com/articles/continental-village-fd-to-honor-revolutionary-war-hero


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