Produced by the world-famous Grucci Family, New Rochelle’s July 4th fireworks are among the very best in our region. If you like to celebrate American Independence with a impressive display, come to the New Rochelle waterfront on Monday night. The show begins at 9:30pm, rain or shine.

The best viewing is at our various waterfront parks. But please remember that waterfront parking will be limited (especially at Five Islands), so if you are traveling from other parts of the city, consider parking downtown and taking a short walk to the water.

Mindful of today’s fiscal challenges, the City now relies on private contributions to sustain our civic celebrations, so I am very grateful to the following community partners, each of which contributed between $1,000 and $5,000: Entertainment Properties Trust, The College of New Rochelle, Iona College, Forest City Residential, AvalonBay, Albanese Development, Signature Bank, Cappelli Enterprises, New Rochelle Police Foundation, and GHP Properties.

Catie and I hope to see you on the 4th.