Bethel Woods: Concert & Fireworks – New York Philharmonic (July 3) featuring the US Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, Bramwell Tovey, conductor. Pavilion Stage 8 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., parking starts at 5:30 p.m. $99, $70, $60, $40, $30, $20 Reserved; $20 Lawn; $10 student/youth Lawn; $60 Family Four-Pack All-in-One Price; kids free 12 & under on the Lawn. Fireworks display to follow concert to choreographed recorded music. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts at 200 Hurds Road in Bethel Woods, (800) 745-3000.
Catskill: Independence Day Celebration (July 4). Festivities will begin at 7 p.m. with music by Steppin Out followed by fireworks at dusk. Cone E Island Ice Cream Parlor, corner of West Main & Bridge Streets in Catskill, (518) 943-1979.
Ellenville/Town of Wawarsing: Independence Day Celebration (July 4). 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Arts & Crafts at Liberty Square; 12 noon – parade in village; 2 to 5 p.m. celebration; dusk – fireworks at Resnick Airport. Contact (845) 647-6560, extension 290; www.townofwawarsing.net.
Hunter: Fourth of July Celebration (July 4) at Bear Creek Landing. Barbecue, refreshments, paintball, miniature golf, driving range & horseback riding available. Indoor & outdoor dining. Fireworks at dusk. Bear Creek Landing at the corner of Routes 214 & 23A in Hunter. For information, call (518) 263-3839.
Hyde Park: Independence Day Parade (July 4). Floats, marching bands, civic groups & firemen. This year’s theme is “Small Business – Standing Tall.” Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. from Roosevelt Movie Theatres, Route 9, Hyde Park. Parade route: Route 9 north to Main Street, west to Park Place, south to Regina Coeli School. Reviewing stand: Near the intersection of Pinewoods Road & Route 9. Awards immediately following parade. Drinks will be available. (845) 229-8086.
Garrison: Boscobel’s All-American Celebration (July 4). Poughkeepsie’s 20-piece jazz orchestra the Big Band Sound will perform favorite patriotic tunes, fresh grilled food will be available for purchase by Inn Credible Caterers Chalet on the Hudson, & weather permitting, there will be views of the West Point Band’s fireworks at dusk. Pack your chairs, blankets & a picnic. Rain date July 11. Gates open at 6 p.m. for picnicking. Adults $16, seniors $14, children age 6 to 14 $9, children under age 6 free. Boscobel House & Gardens on Route 9D in Garrison, (845) 265-3638.
Germantown: Independence Day Celebration (July 4). Parade steps off at noon from Pilgrim Road & Frances Drive & ends at Firemen’s Park on Park Avenue in Germantown. Music by Copper Backs, festivities & food throughout the day followed by fireworks at dusk. For more info call (845) 424-4457.
Highland: Independence Day Celebration (July 2). Festivities will kick off at 6 p.m. with a Wiffleball League competition, hot-air balloon launch & live music by Chimps in Tuxedos. Followed by fireworks at dusk; bring blankets & chairs. Village Field on Main Street in the hamlet of Highland, (845) 691-2144.
Margaretville: Firemen’s Field Days (July 1-4). Each day kicks off at 11 a.m. with rides, games, food & live entertainment. Classic & Antique Car Show – Friday, July 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Fireworks Saturday, July 2 at 10:15 p.m. (rain date July 3) & Monday, July 4 at 9:45 p.m. Donations taken at gate. Chicken Barbecue – July 2 & July 4, noon until sold out. Music lineup: Saturday, July 2 – Detour, 8 p.m. to midnight; Monday, July 4 – Country Express, 7 to 11 p.m. Firemen’s Field on Route 28 in Margaretville.
Middletown: Independence Day Celebration (July 4). Fireworks begin at dusk. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket. Sponsored by the Town of Middletown. Silver Lake Park in Middletown.
New Paltz: Independence Day Celebration (July 2). Gates open at 5 p.m. Blues, gospel, rhythm & blues & country music by the Holmes Brothers & the Big Joe Fitz Band. Food & festivities followed by fireworks at dusk. Event is free. Ulster County Fairgrounds on Libertyville Road in New Paltz, (845) 255-0604.
Newburgh: Grand Celebration: The Red, White & Blue Pageant (July 4). Celebrate Washington’s Headquarters’ 161st birthday as America’s first publicly preserved historic site. Live barbershop quartet performance; red, white & blue costume parade with prizes; trivia games; free admission & tours. Festivities begin at 12 noon. Grounds will remain open at night for Newburgh city fireworks. In commemoration of the event, admission to the site on July 4 will be free, sponsored by Regina Angelo & the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands. Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, 84 Liberty Street, Newburgh. (845) 562-1195 or www.palisadesparksconservancy.org.
City of Newburgh: Independence Celebration (July 4). Festivities run from noon to 6 p.m. Bands will entertain from 6 to 9 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk. Rain date July 9. Unico Park at Newburgh Landing. Call (845) 569-7354 or visit www.cityofnewburgh-ny.gov.
Town of Newburgh: Independence Celebration (July 1). Festivities, food & entertainment starting at 6 p.m. Fireworks will follow at dusk. Algonquin Park/Cronomer Hill Park on Gardnertown Road in Newburgh. Call (845) 564-7815 or visit www.townofnewburgh.org.
Plattekill: Red, White & Blue Concert in the Park (July 9). Music starts at 5 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk. Rain date July 10. Plattekill Town Park on Route 44/55 in Plattekill. Call (845) 883-7331 or 883-6022 for more information.
City of Poughkeepsie: Fourth of July festivities begin around 7 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk (approximately 9:20 p.m.). Waryas Park at 1 Main Street in Poughkeepsie.
Poughkeepsie: Walkway offers spectacular view of city fireworks (July 4). Limited number of wristbands; purchase early from one of the participating outlets. Log onto www.walkway.org for more information. Wristbands cost $10 each, must be purchased in advance & are required of anyone over 5 years old. Entrance on the Walkway will begin at 6:30 p.m. The fireworks display is expected to begin after 9 p.m. If the event is postponed due to inclement weather, it will be rescheduled for Tuesday, July 5.
Rhinebeck: Hudson Valley Philharmonic & Fireworks (July 4). Gates open at 4 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Fairgrounds Admission: $12 at gate, $8 in advance, children under 12 free or $45 carload, $35 advance carload. Philharmonic tickets can be purchased online: www.dutchessfair.com.
Saugerties: Independence Day Celebration (July 4), starting with a Firemen’s Inspection on Main Street at 8:30 a.m. In honor of the town’s yearlong Bicentennial celebration, the July 4 parade theme is “Celebrate Saugerties: 200 years of Community.” Parade kicks off at 11 a.m. Festivities all day on Cantine Field: carnival, food, crafts, children’s activities including fireworks at dusk. For info visit www.saugertieshistoricalsociety.com or call (845) 246-9529.
West Point: Star-Spangled Spectacular with cannon & fireworks (July 4). Events start at 8 p.m. Contact www.westpoint.edu/band or call (845) 938-2617 for concert updates.
Windham: Fourth of July Celebration at Windham Mountain, hosted by Windham Mountain & the Town of Windham. Zipline & Skyride available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Parade will kick off at 7 p.m. on Main Street, followed by barbecue, deejay from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Big Air Bag jumping, Euro Bungee & other activities at the base lodge. Fireworks display at dusk. Rock’n Mexicana will be offering drink & dinner specials with live music until 10:30 p.m. Windham Mountain Front Patio at Windham Mountain. Parking fee: donation to the Town of Windham.
@ Compiled by Almanac
calendar manager Donna Keefe