Thousands will gather at a Bayside park this week for an annual night of summer fun.
The Third Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show and Concert will take place at Fort Totten on Wednesday, June 28.
The event will feature musical performances by local bands from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. and a 15-minute fireworks show by Grucci promptly at 9:15. Fireworks will be launched from a barge on Little Neck Bay.
Guests are encouraged to being their own blankets, lawn chairs and picnic items to the event. Vendors will also be on site to offer a variety of foods, snack and beverages. Alcohol will not be admitted to the event. All bags, coolers, backpacks will be inspected before entering the park.
Parking will be available at the Little Bay Parking Lot, underneath the Throgs Neck Bridge, and along Bell Boulevard, west of Fort Totten. Additional parking will also be available at the Clearview Golf Course after 5 p.m., and at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. Shuttles by Vallo Transportation will bring guests to and from the offsite parking areas beginning at 6 p.m.
Attendees are also encouraged to take mass transit or walk to the event, if possible, as the event is expected to draw thousands of spectators.
The celebration is sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone and Borough President Katz and hosted by the Bayside Historical Society.
“I can’t imagine a better way to kick start the summer than with a fireworks show and concert in Fort Totten,” Vallone said. “For a third straight year, residents in northeast Queens won’t have to travel far to enjoy world-class fireworks with friends, family and neighbors. These types of family events really bring the community together in celebration and I thank everybody who has worked tirelessly to organize the event, as well as everybody who will be working and volunteering on June 28 to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.”
Fort Totten is located at Totten Avenue and 15th Road. Admittance to the event will begin at 5 p.m.
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