The weekend fireworks scorecard
Published 12:00 am, Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Saturday, July 4 (rain date Sunday) at Waveny Park. Activities include picnicking, live music, food and drink stands and fireworks. The park opens at 5 p.m., and tickets are $35. www.newcanaan.info
The rain date for fireworks is Sunday, July 5.
Friday (rain date Sunday) at Greenwich Point and Binney Park.
Picnicking starts at 6 p.m. Saturday on the high school’s upper and lower fields, with music provided by the Air National Guard Band of the Northeast, and the pyrotechnics will begin shortly after dusk.
A mini-triathlon at Weston Middle School on Saturday includes a pool swim, a closed-to-traffic bike ride and a run on fields and sidewalks. There will be live music, including Ticket to Ride: A Tribute to the Beatles band, and fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
Friday (rain date Monday) at Compo Beach. Parking tickets are required for entrance for a fee, and are usually available in advance. www.westportct.gov
Before the fireworks on Saturday, there’s a daylong celebration that starts with the Freedom Run Road Race (5K), continuing with the Republicans vs. Democrats softball game, live music and fireworks at 9:30 p.m., followed by music from Eight to the Bar. www.wiltonct.org
New York City
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular has fireworks lighting up the sky along the East River on Manhattan’s East Side — from 23rd Street to 42nd Street on the holiday.
Playland Amusement Park has a July 4 celebration, as well as fireworks show choreographed to music every Wednesday and Friday in July and August. www.ryeplayland.org