4th Of July on Long Island
1. Before you know it, the 4th of July will be here and with it a plethora of parades, a boatload of barbecues, and fabulous, festive fireworks. This annual tradition is taken pretty seriously on Long Island, especially in the North Shore town of Glen Cove. It all begins at 10:00 a.m. with the annual Children’s Bicycle Parade, which features little ones on bicycles, tricycles, scooters, and all sorts of battery-powered vehicles. Of course, all are festooned with red, white, and blue streamers and other patriotic decorations. The parade travels down Forest Avenue and makes its way to Village Square where the mayor will be the master of ceremonies for an event featuring music, sing-a-longs, and food and drink. Later that day, everyone is invited to gather in Morgan Park for fireworks and a free concert. Similar events will be taking place at Umbrella Beach in Montauk, Brookhaven Amphitheater in Farmingville, and at Bethpage Ballpark, home of the Long Island Ducks baseball team, in Central Islip.
No matter which town on Long Island you find yourself in on the 4th of July, you’ll see an amazing fireworks show. That’s because they’re all being produced by the same top-notch company that goes by the clever name of Fireworks by Grucci. They’ve been in the business since 1850 and they know a thing or two about showmanship. Known as America’s First Family of Fireworks, the Grucci clan has produced an amazing array of events all around the globe that feature their signature design and revolutionary pyrotechnics. These include seven inaugurations of U.S. presidents, the Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Beijing Olympic Games, and the grand opening of two United Arab Emirates resorts, the Atlantis Dubai and The Palm Jumeirah.