The Fourth of July is just around the corner and with it comes an opportunity to enjoy another beautiful summer on Long Island, while honoring America and reveling in patriotism.
When you’re a guest at the Inn at Fox Hollow, your location gives you convenient access to all of the best Long Island events on July 4, as well as all the celebrations surrounding that date on the calendar. And when you’re looking for a way to spend your summer nights, one of the best ways to do so this time of year is by watching a professional fireworks show.
Here are a few July 4 events to look forward to in the vicinity of the Inn at Fox Hollow in the coming weeks.
Saturday, June 29, 5 to 10 p.m.
One of Long Island’s biggest Fourth of July events takes place at the expansive Eisenhower Park (1899 Park Blvd., Westbury). The party starts at 5 p.m. and continues with the band 45rpm bringing their “C’mon Get Happy” show at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater as part of TD Bank Celebrates America. And after the sun goes down, marvel at an amazing fireworks display by the world-famous Grucci family.
Thursday, July 4, 9:30 p.m.
Jones Beach State Park
When the actual July 4 rolls around, there are few places that put on a better show than Jones Beach State Park (1 Ocean Pkwy., Wantagh), as it hosts the Sterling National Bank July 4th Fireworks Show, which is set to take place at the Jones Beach Nature Center to the tune of a musical array of patriotic songs. Be sure to arrive early for a prime spot for a view of the awe-inspiring visual greatness. The cost to enter is $10 for a vehicle-use fee until 4 p.m., and a $10 event fee from 4 to 9 p.m.
Thursday, July 4, 7:30 p.m.
The City of Glen Cove is one of the most tight-knit communities on Long Island’s North Shore, and it is this sense of togetherness that makes their Fourth of July celebration so enjoyable. The festivities start at 7:30 p.m. as the Northwinds Symphonic Band performs at Morgan Memorial Park (Germaine Street), with the rain location being St. Patrick’s Parish Hall (235 Glen St.). Then at 9:15 p.m., Morgan Memorial Park plays host to a Grucci family fireworks show (rain date July 5).
Thursday, July 4, 6:30 p.m.
Firemen’s Field on Emerson Place in Valley Stream has quietly been the host of one of Long Island’s best celebrations of America for close to 30 years. Presented by the mayor’s office and the Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce, the fireworks sees people from the surrounding communities descend upon Firemen’s Field for a little local flavor with their patriotic extravaganza. It costs $10 at the gate ($8 in advance) and gates open at 6:30 p.m. The rain date is July 5.
Tuesday, July 9, 7:30 p.m.
John J. Burns Park in Massapequa Park
The Town of Oyster Bay’s annual “Salute to America” program will include veteran honors, a “Salute to Divas” show, and finally, a fireworks spectacular by Grucci. It all takes place at the picturesque John J. Burns Park in Massapequa Park (4990 Merrick Rd.).
Friday, July 12, 7 to 9 p.m.
Mineola Memorial Park
Wonderous Stories, a cover band known for playing pitch-perfect renditions of classic rock albums in their entirety, headlines this event at Mineola Memorial Park (195 Marcellus Rd.) beginning at 7 p.m. Immediately following the band’s performance, attendees will be treated to an amazing fireworks display. Bring the family and the picnic supplies for a gorgeous evening.