The Fourth of July is the perfect opportunity to get your bi-annual dose of over-the-top firework displays. It's been a little more than six months since New Year's Eve, and it's high time to head out and watch the sky light up with red, white, and blue flair.
Many of us have to head back to the work grind on Wednesday, so perhaps your Tuesday night would be better spent recovering from the festivities than it would be keeping the party going. It doesn't matter if you're dealing with family, friends or visitors this July 4th—you won't have to travel very far on any day this holiday weekend to see a good show.
In the five days leading up the actual Fourth of July, there are an astonishing 20 firework shows in and around the city that are worth checking out. Take a look at the list below to find the most convenient one for you, because who really wants to put in any extra work on a holiday?
Thursday, June 29
Connetquot River Fireworks (Connetquot River, Oakdale, NY, 9:15pm)
Fireworks at Wards Island (Wards Island, Manhattan, 9:15pm)
Orchard Beach Fireworks (Orchard Beach, the Bronx, 9:15pm)
Friday June 30
Veterans Field Grand Re-opening & Fireworks Spectacular (1167 River Road, Edgewater, NJ, 9pm)
Cross Country Shopping Center Summerfest 2017 (8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers, NY, 9pm)
Coney Island Friday Fireworks (Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn, 9:30pm)
Saturday July 1
Riverhead Raceway Fireworks (Riverhead Raceway, 1797 Old Country Rd, Riverhead, NY, 6:45pm)
TD Bank's Celebrate America Fireworks Show (Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theater, East Meadow, NY, 6-10pm).
2017 Fireworks & Town Wide Independence Day Celebration (Tenafly High School 19 Columbus Drive, Tenafly, NJ, 9pm)
Ridgefield 125th Anniversary Celebration (Veterans Memorial Field, N Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ, 9:15pm)
Annual East Hills 4th of July Fireworks Show (East Hills Great Lawn, Roslyn, NY, 9:15pm)
John A. Ward Independence Day Fireworks (Sag Harbor Yacht Club, 27 Bay St. Sag Harbor, NY, 9:30pm)
Fireworks Display at Lawrence Beach Club (Lawrence Beach Club, 1399 Beech St, Atlantic Beach NY, 9:30pm)
Fort Hamilton Independence Day Celebration (Fort Hamilton, 101st St and Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn, 9:45pm)
Sunday July 2
Orient Yacht Club Fireworks (Orient Yacht Club, 2110 Village Ln, Orient NY, 9:15pm)
St. Anthony's Family Feast & Festival (Trinity Regional School Grounds, Fifth Avenue, East Northport, NY, 9:30pm)
Monday July 3
Co-op City's Annual Fireworks Spectacular (Co-op City, 145 Dreiser loop, the Bronx, 9pm)
Grangebel Park Fireworks (Grangebel Park, Peconic Ave, Riverhead, NY, 9:15pm)
Fireworks at West Beach (West Beach, Port Jefferson, Brookhaven, NY, 9:30pm)
Fireworks Night Spectacular (State Fair Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ, 11pm)