Celebrate Independence Day with Bayside Historical Society


Councilman Paul Vallone and the Bayside Historical Society are hosting the third annual Independence Day Fireworks and Concert set on Wednesday, June 28 at Fort Totten.

For the last two years, the event has drawn thousands of spectators to celebrate fireworks, fun and family.

Admittance begins at 5 p.m. Musical performances will run from 6 to 9 p.m.

Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs, picnic-related items. Food trucks will be on site to provide snacks, beverages and other tasty eats.

The 15-minute fireworks by Grucci will begin at 9:15 p.m.

Remember this is a non-alcoholic event. All bags, coolers and backpacks will be inspected upon entry. Parking will be available at the Little Bay Parking Lot under the Throgs Neck Bridge and along Bell Boulevard west of Fort Totten.

Vallo Transportation will provide shuttles to and from offsite parking locations beginning at 6 p.m.

“I can’t imagine a better way to kick start the summer than with a fireworks show and concert in Fort Totten,” Vallone said. “These types of family events really bring the community together in celebration.”

“This year will be even bigger and better than last year,” added Paul DiBenedetto, president of the Bayside Historical Society. “BHS at the Castle serves as a cultural destination within the Fort Totten Historic District and hosting an Independence Day Celebration right outside our front door is a great way for the community to link the past with the present.”

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