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Mamaroneck Celebrates July 4 With Picnics, Pyrotechnics

Fireworks over Long Island Sound in Mamaroneck.
Fireworks over Long Island Sound in Mamaroneck. Photo Credit: Facebook

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Fireworks are synonomous with July 4, leaving the big question: Where to go?

Most Westchester towns and villages feature their own pryrotechnics with residents bringing blankets and food for picnics beforehand. A sampling follows. You can also find a map here courtesy of The Peak radio station.

Friday, July 3, Playland, Rye: The skies light up at 9:15 p.m. every Friday in July and August as part of Playland's fireworks shows. Special for the holiday: a patriotic musical score July 3 and 4. Fireworks Fun: 1 Playland Parkway, (914) 813-7000, www.ryeplayland.org/ .

Friday, July 3, Kensico Dam, Valhalla: The Gerard Carelli Orchestra performs patriotic favorites, followed by fireworks. DJ entertainment begins at 6 p.m., concert at 8 p.m., fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Fireworks Fun: 1 Bronx River Pkwy.

Friday, July 3, Pound Ridge : Fireworks begin at Town Park at dusk but guests are invited earlier for a picnic dinner. from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bring your own, but food and drink will also be provided by the Boy Scouts as part of a fundraiser. Fireworks Fun: 179 Westchester Ave., (914) 764 -0947, www.townofpoundridge.com/ . Rain date July 5.

Saturday, July 4, Mamaroneck: The Fireman's Carnival goes on now through July 5 with a huge fireworks display over the Long Island Sound at approximately 9 p.m. at Harbor Island Park. Fireworks Fun: (914) 777-7784, www.village.mamaroneck.ny.us/ . Rain date: July 5.

Saturday, July 4, Sleepy Hollow: The old General Mills site is where the light show happens, starting at 9 p.m. Fireworks Fun: www.sleepyhollowny.gov/ . Rain date: July 5.

Saturday, July 4, New Rochelle: The world-famous Grucci fireworks can be found at the waterfront starting at 9:30 p.m. Optimum viewing locations include Hudson Park and Five Islands Park. Fireworks Fun: (914) 654-2087, www.newrochelleny.com/ .

Saturday, July 4, Peekskill : The skies will light up at 9 p.m. over Riverfront Green Park but the all-day fun starts with a parade from 10  a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come 7 p.m., there's a free performance by Lost Soulz. Fireworks Fun: (914) 737-3400; www.cityofpeekskill.com/.

Saturday, July 4, Port Chester: Port Chester High School is where the Grucci fireworks will take place. Fireworks Fun: www.portchesterny.com/ .

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