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Fireworks Tips

The Jones Beach fireworks show on July 4th is back for another year—and organizers urge Long Islanders to arrive early for the dazzling Independence Day celebration. More than 150,000 people attended last year’s show.

Here are 7 things you need to know about this year’s fireworks show.

1) WHAT TIME IS THE JULY 4TH FIREWORKS SHOW AT JONES BEACH?

The Jones Beach fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. Tue, July 4th. George Gorman, deputy regional director of New York State Parks for the Long Island Region, advised revelers to arrive early in order to avoid long lines entering the beach. Traffic toward Jones Beach should spike around 6 p.m., organizers said. State police will divert traffic away from Jones Beach if parking lots fill to capacity. Parking along the shoulder is prohibited, Gorman said.

2) CAN I WALK ON?

Sure. You can also travel by bike, if you’re into that. Plenty of people choose to walk or bike along the Cedar Creek County Park path to Jones Beach State Park instead of sitting in traffic. The path is about five miles along the east side of the wantgh state parkway. Cedar Creek is on Merrick Road in Seaford.

3) HOW MUCH DOES THE SHOW COST?

Drivers will be charged a $10 special event fee. The usual parking fee will change to a “special event” fee at 4 p.m. Tuesday. New York State’s seasonal Empire Pass will be accepted.

4) HOW LONG IS THE SHOW?

The Jones Beach fireworks show will last 30 minutes, officials said. New Jersey-based Garden State Fireworks will conduct the firework display. This is the second-consecutive year that the company won a bid to dazzle the night sky.

5) HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE EXPECTED TO SHOW UP?

Gorman estimates that this year’s show will attract upwards of 100,000 people.  Jones Beach could see as many as 200,000 people throughout the day.

6) WHAT CAN’T I BRING WITH ME?

The obvious items are prohibited from the park. They include: fireworks (including sparklers), kites, drugs, balloons, weapons, Frisbees, skateboards, scooters, rollerblades and balloons. Only one 12-ounce alcoholic beverage is permitted per person over 21 years old.

7) WHERE ELSE CAN I SEE THE SHOW?

There are alternative parks along Nassau County’s south shore where people elect to take in the show. Two hot spots are Wantagh Park and nearby Cedar Creek Park. The county does not charge a parking fee after 4 p.m. For a fee, spectators can also watch the show from boats leaving from Captree and Freeport.

 


 

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Sterling National Bank to sponsor Jones Beach July 4 fireworks

Sterling National Bank will continue as lead sponsor of the July 4th Fireworks at Jones Beach, extending the longtime support of Astoria Bank, which merged with Sterling in 2017... Montebello, N.Y.-based Sterling said its commitment will help make possible “this long-standing tradition for Long Islanders and visitors from throughout the New York Metropolitan region.”

The Sterling National Bank July 4th Fireworks at Jones Beach are slated to begin at 9:30 p.m. on July 4, with music to be simulcast by WALK 97.5 FM and KJOY-98.3 FM.

“Sterling is excited to continue the tradition of sponsoring the iconic fireworks display at Jones Beach,” said Brian Edwards, Sterling’s executive vice president and president of consumer banking. “It is a wonderful event that brings the community together.” The event, which first took place in 1929, is expected to draw more than 100,000 people to Jones Beach.