06/23/19 5:59am

The fireworks in Orient last year. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)

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Long Island will be lighting up the sky in honor of the red, white and blue as people celebrate Independence Day at firework shows.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate this year as Fourth of July falls on a Thursday, giving us two weeks worth of festivities between June 29 and July 13. (more…)

08/22/18 12:29pm

Sunday, Sept. 2, 7 p.m.: ‘End of Summer Celebration’ at Peconic Landing, 1500 Brecknock Road, Greenport. Live performance by Atlantic Wind Symphony, featuring music by George Gershwin and John Philip Sousa as well as Broadway hits. 8:15 p.m.: Fireworks display. Recognition of veterans and current service members, police and volunteer fire officials. Bring blanket/chair. Rain date: Tuesday, Sept. 4. peconiclanding.org.

06/30/16 7:10am

The Fourth of July Parade in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Fourth of July Parade in Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Fourth of July weekend promises to be as busy as usual on the North Fork with plenty of activities for summer visitors.

But what about the events that celebrate Independence Day? Well, there’s plenty of those too, with parades and fireworks planned for the entire three-day weekend.  (more…)

05/26/16 6:30am

Last year's fireworks show over the Peconic Bay, where it can be seen by spectators on Shelter Island and the North Fork. (credit: Beverlea Walz)

Last year’s fireworks show over the Peconic Bay, where it can be seen by spectators on Shelter Island and the North Fork. (credit: Beverlea Walz)

In 2015, Shelter Island residents nearly went without a tradition of more than 50 years: the Shelter Island fireworks display.

The event, which typically takes place the weekend after July 4, was canceled last March by the Chamber of Commerce, which said the show had become too costly to continue.

A small group led by Brett Surerus and other Shelter Island residents then banded together to raise the funds necessary to put on the show. By doing this, they officially took over as the event’s organizers.

They call themselves Shelter Island Fireworks Inc., and they want everyone to know that fundraising will allow the show to go on once again, in its 59th year, on Saturday, July 9.  (more…)