Fireworks at Fort Hamilton, Picnic at Shore Road, Because ‘Murica! Bay Ridge Datebook (July 2 – 11)

Photo by Hey Ridge
Photo by Hey Ridge

Happy Independence Day to those that celebrate! America’s 239th birthday is upon us, and there are two big celebrations locally that you can take part in. They’re on separate days, so you can do both if you want, and still have time to head into Manhattan or Northern Brooklyn to watch the big Macy’s show.

Personally, I’d like to go around waving the 35-star American flag – the Appomattox flag – primarily as a reminder that the most important heritage represented by the Confederate battle flag is losing to the good guys.

Also: the schedule for the summer parks music series sponsored by State Senator Marty Golden has been released. The first concert in Shore Road Park is coming up next week. We’ve added the other Shore Road Park concerts to our full events calendar, which you can reference all summer long.

Fort Hamilton Independence Day Celebration

July 3 @ 6:00 pm10:00 pm
Fort Hamilton – Main Gate,101st Street and Fort Hamilton Parkway

Rides, vendors, and music from 6pm -10pm. Fireworks after the show. Open to the public with reservations through (no entry without ticket and ID).

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Greater Bay Ridge 4th of July Picnic

July 4 @ 12:00 pm7:00 pm
Shore Road Park – 83rd Street Entrance

This is Brian’s favorite Marty Golden star vehicle. With five live bands. Bring a picnic basket or buy burgers, hot dogs, etc from the cookout stand. Located at the 68th Precinct Youth Council ballfield at 82nd Street.

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Shore Road Park Concert – Out Of The Blue

July 7 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Shore Road Park – 79th Street Entrance

Classic rock and dance from the Marty Golden concert series.