July 4 Weekend Events

Hooray for the red, white and blue!
Larchmont-Bring your kids to Flint Park at 10:00 AM 7/4 for the Flint Park Races!  From three-legged races to balloon tosses, the kids are sure to start off the holiday on a fun note!  Refreshments are served after the races.In the evening, gather the family and bring everyone down to Manor Park for our annual July 4 concert.  The music starts at 7:15 PM, rain or shine.  While no picnics are permitted in Manor Park, it’s an enjoyable night of music under the stars.  The Village of Larchmont does not have a fireworks display, but you’re sure to see fireworks from many communities all up and down Long Island Sound! 

Mamaroneck: Harbor Island Park, on the Mamaroneck waterfront. Dusk, July 4; rain date July 5. Boston Post Road at Mamaroneck Avenue. 914-777-7763, www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us.

New Rochelle: The Westchester Chamber Orchestra will perform a free Independence Day concert, featuring works by American composers Leroy Anderson, Aaron Copland, Victor Herbert, and others on Saturday, July 3 starting at 5:00 p.m. at the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, between Huguenot and Main Sts.

“Spark the Sound” fireworks at Five Islands Park. Starts at 9:30 p.m. July 4. Fireworks are visible from all the waterfront parks.

White Plains: Fireworks display at White Plains High School at 550 North St. on Thursday, July 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Park at Memorial United Methodist Church at 250 Bryant Ave.

Scarsdale: Fireworks display at the Scarsdale Pool on Friday, July 2, at 9:15pm, open to the public. Admission will begin at 6:00pm. $2.00

Harrison: 9:30 p.m. Oakland Avenue field, Halstead and Oakland avenues. Rain date July 4.

Rye: Fireworks displays over Long Island Sound at 9:15 p.m. July 3-4, then every Wednesday and Friday evening through Sept. 2 at Playland Amusement Park, Playland Parkway, (Exit 19 off I-95). Visit www.ryeplayland.org for more information. Parking is $5 weekdays, $7 weekends and $10 on July 4. 914-813-7010.

Katonah: Pops, Patriots and Fireworks. Symphonic music and fireworks. Featuring the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and violinist Charles Yang; Michael Barrett conducts. In the Venetian Theater. $30-$70 adults; ages 15 and younger pay half of adult price. 8 p.m. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road. 914-232-1252.

Katonah: July Fourth Jamboree at John Jay Homestead. Fife and drum performance by the American Colonials and a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the front lawn starting at 11 a.m. Tours of the first floor of John Jay’s historic house available from noon to 1:30 p.m. $5 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger. The Bedford-Armonk Rotary Club’s Jamboree will be in the barnyard area from noon to 4 p.m. and feature kids’ colonial games, an SPCA pet adoption station, a patriotic pet parade, a beekeeper, a blacksmith, music and food. There will be a separate charge for these events, which will benefit John Jay Homestead, the SPCA of Westchester County and other community organizations. Free for outdoor activities. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. John Jay Homestead, 400 Route 22. 914-232-5651, Ext. 102.

Mount Vernon: Independence Day Celebration. Music, speeches, refreshments, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and tolling of the historic St. Paul’s church bell — 13 times. Free. 10:30 a.m. St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site, 897 S. Columbus Ave. 914-667-4116.

— from Town websites and other sources


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