Van Cortlandt Park
The Daily Plant : Thursday, July 3, 2003
NEW YORK CITY OFFERS FUN ACTIVITES THIS WEEKEND
FRIDAY, JULY 4TH
Independence Day Celebration
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Historic Richmond Town, LaTourette Park, Staten Island
Park Location: Forest Hill & London Roads at Rockland Avenue
Fourth of July Concert with Ryan Adams
Battery Park (Battery Pl, State St. and Whitehall St.), Manhattan
Macy's Fireworks Display
Each year Macy's kicks off the world's largest fireworks display at approximately 9 p.m. on July 4th. Four barges stationed between 23rd and 42nd Streets in the East River set off 20,000 aerial shells and special effects. There are electric set pieces on the barges, and the New York City Fire Department gets in on the act with fire boats shooting red, clear, and blue water 300 feet over the river.
Where to watch:
Manhattan: Southbound lanes of the FDR Drive from 14th to 42nd Street will be open for the public from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. On-ramp entrances for pedestrians are located at 23rd, 38th, and 42nd streets. The FDR Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic between Houston Street and 63rd Street from 7:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m.
Brooklyn/Queens: Great views from Hunter's Point, Queens, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and anywhere with an unobstructed view of the East River between 23rd & 42nd Streets. For more information, call Macy's Hotline at (212) 494-4495.
SATURDAY, JULY 5TH
"George Washington Was Here" Historic Tour of Van Cortland House
Van Cortlandt Park (Broadway, Jerome Avenue, and Van Cortland Park South), Bronx
Inwood History Trek
Inwood Hill Nature Center (218th Street and Indian Road), Manhattan
Alley Pond Park (Little Neck Bay to Spring Boulevard, Union Turnpike), Queens
SUNDAY, JULY 6TH
Lew Piccardi Big Band
George Seuffert Bandshell
Forest Park (Myrtle Avenue at Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive), Queens
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Grand Central Parkway. and Van Wyck Expressway.), Queens
QUOTATION FOR THE DAY
"The true university of these days is a collection of books."
Directions to Van Cortlandt Park
Van Cortlandt Park Weather
- Green Youth Assist Management Of Van Cortlandt Park: Collecting And Anazlyzing Critical Data
- Spring Birdwatching In New York City
- Return Of The Clones!
- Barbecuing Areas
- Baseball Fields
- Basketball Courts
- Bicycling and Greenways
- Bocce Courts
- Cricket Fields
- Dog-friendly Areas
- Fitness Equipment
- Football Fields
- Golf Courses
- Handball Courts
- Hiking Trails
- Historic Houses
- Horseback Riding Trails
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Nature Centers
- Outdoor Pools
- Running Tracks
- Soccer Fields
- Spray Showers
- Tennis Courts
Know when to go:
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