4th of July Fun on Long Island
It's hard to imagine a Long Island without the typical professional fireworks set off in Asharoken, Jones Beach, Montauk or Bald Hill but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy the 4th of July without the pyrotechnics (Scroll through and look for the 💥 for fire-less ways to celebrate). If you're heading out on the water, remember to boat safely!
*Lead photo credit: Join Oddo
Celebrate with History - Virtually Anywhere🇺🇸
You can even take a virtual road trip to Philadelphia!
Create your own "parade" at home and learn all about the tanks at the Museum of American Armor. The Museum of American Armor is offering a limited number of tickets for their Armor parade. Make your reservations early.
Cool Down 🌊
Town of Huntington has 8 wonderful town beaches including Crab Meadow which also features La Casa Cafe, serving up pizza and ices at their for beach front pickup window.
Had to the North Shore's waterfront state park Sunken Meadow and enjoy a walk on the board walk.
Pool at home? Shop Einstein's Attic for the coolest floats and water toys including a Giant American Flag Pool Inflatable.
💥 Instead of fireworks, do waterworks! Send streams of water into the air for a festive cool down experience.
Make it Sweet 🍭
Get festive with your sweet creations for the weekend and head to Carl's Candies and Sweetie's Candy Cottage for sweets and treats including toys and some deliciously themed pool floats at Carl's!
💥Might we suggest pop rocks for a loud and exploding experience without all the fuss and some gummy sharks for some sweet waterfront fun!
Movie Night 🎥
Looking to add some magic to your backyard this summer- consider a projector, blowup screen or protected space for a tv for outdoor movie viewings- add a fire-pit and you'll have a three-season space!
Festive at the Farmers Market 🍓
Make a trip to the farmers market or farm stand a family affair finding patriotic fruits to make your own fruit salad or add marshmallows for fun fruit kebabs.
Watch from home:
New York- Macy's 4th of July Fireworks
Washington DC- A Capital 4th
Nashville- Let Freedom Sing!
Long Island Fireworks:
Shinnecock Bay, Southampton- American Picnic- July 3rd- Fireworks by Grucci - check with vendor and municipality for limitations on viewing
💥More fire-less ideas to celebrate:
Glowsticks- cheap, bright and colorful
Piñatas- blast these apart to unleash prizes
Light Strings & LED Ropes- decorate with lights and schedule a time to light them up... add music too!
Confetti poppers- grab the poppers and send confetti everywhere. Make at home options include confetti eggs and balloons (balloons make quite the pop!) filled with confetti