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May 15, 2014

Astoria Park Independence Celebration Fireworks Set for Monday, June 30

Although there has been a lot of chatter about how great it is that the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks are returning to the East River, we are still big (…)

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Although there has been a lot of chatter about how great it is that the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks are returning to the East River, we are still big fans of the “pre-July 4” fireworks that happen by Astoria Park. It’s a great community event and is a lovely time in the park.

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So get there early if you can, put down your blanket, hang with your friends and enjoy the summer evening. The Queens Symphony Orchestra will be there to serenade you starting at 7:30 p.m., and then the Grucci fireworks display is after that when it’s dark. And yes it really is fun to have one of those glow in the dark wands to weave around after sundown. Be sure to stop by any of the bake sales that inevitably pop up, too.

Astoria Park Independence Celebtration, Monday, June 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m., fireworks after sundown

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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