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Where to Watch Nyack’s 2018 Independence Day Fireworks

ICYMI: If you come to Nyack on July 4th to see fireworks, don’t look up, but look east. Although you missed the village’s annual Independence Day fireworks display on June 30th, you can still get a front row seat for Tarrytown’s show in Memorial Park or anywhere with a good view across the river. Tarrytown will hold its Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4 in Pierson Park starting at about 9p.

On June 30, Nyack will celebrate America’s independence a few days early with fireworks over the Hudson River. The Village of Nyack will launch its aerial show from the west bank shortly before 9p.

July 4th fireworks in Nyack. Photo Credit: Arnold Roufa, PhotoMD

July 4th fireworks in Nyack. Credit: Arnold Roufa, PhotoMD


The Nyack display, which will be launched from Memorial Park on the Hudson River, can be seen from any place in the village where there is a clear view of the southeast sky. There will likely be a big crowd at Memorial Park, so we found nine other places to catch the show and celebrate–or mourn–America.

  1. The landing at the top of Hook Mountain for a view from above.
  2. At Nyack Beach State Park you’ll be able to put your feet in the sand and grill up some burgers.
  3. The Nyack Pier at the foot of Main Street adjacent to the Clermont Condos.
  4. A Nyack Boat Charter cruise. Or, that kayak you portaged from Quincy to Nyack to just get away from it all.
  5. The storied view from Gedney Street.
  6. Piermont’s pier, because the town is called Piermont for a reason.
  7. In a car, driving across the Mario M Cuomo Tappan Zee Bridge, if you like to live dangerously.
  8. We would NOT encourage anyone to sneak onto the BOCES roof. (Seriously, don’t do that.)
  9. Is Pretty Penny, the former home of actress Helen Hayes, still on the market?

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To get you in the mood for the July 4th celebrations, here’s a :70 montage of the 2010 Nyack fireworks, set to Stars And Stripes Forever played by the Orangetown Concert Band on July 3, 2012.

New Here? These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things.

When the big event is over, you might be wondering what else there is to do in Nyack. We’ve got you covered — seven days a week.

  • Every Friday, the Nyack Weekender runs down what to do and where to do it in and near the Nyacks. On Monday, The Villages details the week’s municipal and public events. Think you might miss something? We can send you an email reminder.
  • Tuesday’s Nyack Sketch Log with Bill Batson brings you an original drawing and essay on the story behind that illustration. Nyack People & Places with Mike Hays is a picture profile of local and current history and the special people who call Nyack home.
  • Need to be entertained? Please Be Seated! with Holly Caster has a few suggestions for what to watch on stage, on TV and on the Internet.
  • And if you think Earth Matters as much as we do, read Sue Hellauer’s weekly environmental journalism series on Nyack News And Views each Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Arnold Roufa
Video Montage: Dave Zornow




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