Saturday night Sag Harbor and the North Sea Fire Department kicked off the week of Fourth of July celebrations with firework shows that stunned and captivated bystanders. There's really no better way to celebrate the independence of our country than covering your ears to muffle the sound of the sky being lit up with every color of the rainbow. We're here to help you organize your fireworks schedule for the summer, which ends around the 1st of September. Attending one of the public shows, or catching a peek of a private one is much safer than setting off your own array of illegal rockets you picked up in Virginia. So pack a picnic, of alcoholic beverages, grab a blanket and don't forget your sweater, it's fireworks time!
1. North Sea Carnival & Fireworks, at the North Sea Fireman's Memorial Field on July 1st @ 7 PM. Phone: (631) 283-3629
2. Montauk Chamber Fireworks Display, catch it from Umbrella Beach on July 5th @ 9 PM. Phone: (631) 668-2428
3. Shelter Island Annual Fireworks Display, peep the show at Crescent Beach on July 14th @ 8:30 PM. Phone: (631) 749-0399
4. 32nd Annual Great Bonac Fireworks, can be caught at Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton on July 21st @ 9:15 PM. Phone: (631) 324-6250
5. Main Beach Fireworks, can be seen from Main Beach on September 1st @ 8:30 PM. Phone: (631) 324-0074
1. Westhampton Beach Fireworks, a private display put on at the Westhampton Country Club, but will be visible from most points in town on July 4th @ 9 PM. Phone: (631) 288-1148
2. American Picnic with Fireworks By Grucci, another private show to benefit the Southampton Fresh Air Home. The public can catch the 'works by Shinnecock Bay on July 6th @ 7 PM. Phone: (631) 283-5847
3. Southampton Fireworks Display, catch the private show publicly on Coopers Beach on July 6th @ 8 PM. Phone: (631) 283-5847
6. The Devon Yacht Club Fireworks are exclusively for members, but the public can view the show from Fresh Pond Beach on July 7th @ 9:15 PM. Phone: (631) 267-6340
Wednesday, May 22
We sat down with Anne Pasternak for a few questions about Creative Time's past and future, as well as the importance of having an awareness about public art in the city.