Long Island is home to the famed “Fireworks by Grucci” that have been transforming the night skies on our most special occasions since 1850. This six-generation family-owned and operated company on Long Island produces dazzling firework displays around the globe, including the Macy’s celebration in NYC and the national celebration in Washington, D.C.
Even though Fourth of July is going to look a little different this year, there will still be a Fireworks by Grucci show here on Long Island in Shinnecock Bay, Southampton on Friday, July 3rd at 9:15 p.m. that can be seen for miles around. Public parking is available along Dune Road with no permit necessary after 6:00 p.m. Tune into 104.7 WELJ for the live soundtrack simulcast.
The Museum of American Armor is also hosting a socially distant parade on Saturday, July 4th at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Tickets costing $25 must be purchased in advance for the procession of vintage military vehicles and families must remain in their cars during the parade. Tickets and additional information are available at www.OBVRNassau.com.
Planning to be out and about on Long Island this weekend? Be sure to tag #discoverlongisland so we can follow along on your journey and please take the #besafepledge, following CDC guidelines to wear a mask and keep socially distant so that fellow patrons can enjoy the fun as well.
State Park Beaches are Open
The following State Parks are open to the public and are a fun road trip distance away from Southampton’s Fireworks Show. For a full listing of State Park beach options as well as County and Town offerings, click here.
Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh
Open daily at 7 a.m. with lifeguards on duty. Realtime parking updates will be posted at parks.ny.gov, 516-785-1600.
Robert Moses State Park, Babylon
Open at 7 a.m. daily with lifeguards on duty. Parking updates will be posted on parks.ny.gov, 631-669-0449.
Heckscher State Park, East Islip
Open at 7 a.m. daily for the park set on the Great South Bay (no lifeguards), 631-581-2100, parks.ny.gov.
Hither Hills State Park, Montauk
Open with lifeguards on duty. 631-581-2100, parks.ny.gov.
Looking for a scenic spot to grab a bite to eat before your firework gazing experience? The following South Shore eateries can’t be beat, call ahead for a reservation and be sure to tag #DineonLI for a chance to be featured on Discover Long Island’s social media channels.
Blu Mar Hamptons (136 Main Street, Southampton)
This Mediterranean hot spot is located right in the heart of Southampton Village serving up fresh catch alongside a see and be seen vibe. Now open for both indoor and outdoor dining. Reservations are accepted.
Cowfish (258 E. Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays)
This coastal hidden gem serves up new American cuisine with killer views of Hampton Bays. The perfect family friendly spot now open for indoor and outdoor dining daily starting at 11:30 a.m. as well as curbside and dockside pick-up. Reservations are required.
The Lobster Roll (1980 Montauk Hwy, Amagansett)
A staple for over fifty years, The Lobster Roll Restaurant, or LUNCH as it is more affectionately known by the iconic sign that overlooks Old Montauk Highway, is an iconic clam shack and must-visit dining experience on Long Island. Renowned for their Classic Hot and Cold Lobster Rolls, LUNCH serves up an extensive menu of fresh grilled, broiled, fried and stuffed seafood. Now open for outdoor dining, curbside and call-in orders.
Where to Play
Seek out Long Island’s famed “Summer in a Bottle,” the Tasting Room and Wine Stand at Wolffer Estate are now open daily for wine and small bites. Reservations are required.
Charter a Private Sail on The Long Island Maritime Museum’s yacht Priscilla. Located in West Sayville, while the museum remains closed, insiders can charter a private sail new sloop, Priscilla into the Patchogue River. Call to make a reservation today.
Plan a fun stop at the Long Island Aquarium. Outdoor dining, outdoor habitats, tour boats and retail shops are now open at the Long Island Aquarium. With CDC guidelines in place, you and your family can have a fun and safe experience. Be sure to say “Hi” to our Sea Lion friends, Lucy and Java!