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Break out the chairs and blankets and find some of the best concerts and fireworks all week long!

Good morning! Today is Thursday, June 30, and you are reading today’s edition of Examiner+, a digital newsletter serving Westchester, Putnam, and the surrounding Hudson Valley.

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Patrice’s Picks: This Week’s Three Best Bets

1. Born in the USA Wine Tasting and Seminar (7/1)

Join Sommelier Olivier Flosse, who has been Wine Spectator Magazine’s Grand Award Winner twice, for an evening of exploring wines of the United States on the weekend of the nation’s birthday celebration. Light appetizers will be served along with four wines from different regions in California. The event begins at 6 p.m. The registration fee of $50 per person includes a $25 gift card which may only be used to purchase wines featured at the wine tasting.
Westchester Wine Warehouse
53 Tarrytown Rd
White Plains
For more info or to register click here.

2. Kick Start Charlie at Pierson Park for July 4th (7/4)

Kick Start Charlie at Pierson Park for July 4th!, 4 July | Event in Tarrytown | AllEvents.in

Kick Start Charlie and Fireworks in Tarrytown are becoming a tradition for the Fourth of July. The Hudson River is the perfect backdrop for the evening. Bring chairs or blankets to settle down for live music beginning at 7 p.m. and fireworks once it is dark.
Pierson Park, Depot Plaza
For more info click here.

3.  Mamaroneck Volunteer Fire Department’s Carnival (7/5)

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Wrap up the holiday weekend with Mamaroneck’s final evening of their annual Carnival from 6:45 to 11:30 p.m. Check out the rides, carnival games, and tasty treats. If July 4 has rain, the Carnival will also have its fireworks on July 5 as a potential added bonus.
Harbor Island Park
For more info click here.

Events + Culture Calendar

Saturday, July 2

  • Celebrate Independence at Boscobel (Garrison): The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert in celebration of the Fourth of July. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The concert is focused on freedom with music from Mozart, Copeland, Strauss, and more. Bring blankets and a picnic to enjoy on the beautiful Boscobel grounds and stay for West Point’s Fireworks. Be sure to register in advance. Admission: $55, adults, $32, children ages 4-18; under 4 is free. Members receive a 20% discount.

    Boscobel House and Gardens
    1601 NY-9D
    For more info or to register click here.

Sunday, July 3

  • Music Fest and Fireworks (Valhalla): The Music Fest and Fireworks are back at Kensico Dam Plaza this year. Bring the whole family for an evening filled with music and fun. The pre-concert entertainment begins at 5 p.m. with a D.J. Listen to the FDR Drive Band at 7 p.m. and stay for the fireworks over the Kensico Dam at 9:15 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Just bring your own way to sit and enjoy. Chairs, blankets, and picnics are welcome.
    Kensico Dam Plaza
    1 Bronx River Pkwy Rd
    For more info click here.

Wednesday, July 6

  • Summer Sounds Concert Series (New Rochelle): The Summer Series is back for its 15th year at Hudson Park and Beach beginning on July 6 with Billy and the Showmen, the well-known R&B band. Admission to the concert is free and food trucks will be on hand to enhance the evening. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
    Hudson Park & Beach
    1 Hudson Park Rd
    New Rochelle
    For more info click here.

Thursday, July 7

  • Briarcliff Summer Concert Series (Briarcliff): Briarcliff kicks off their concert series on July 7 at 7 p.m. with Phase 3, who perform rocks, blues, country, and more, singing on Law Park Field. Food and drink will be available for purchase and the concert is free.
    Law Memorial Park
    1031 Pleasantville Rd
    Briarcliff Manor
    For more info click here.

For upcoming community-based events, check out our online Community Calendar by CLICKING HERE.

A media specialist in the education and not-for-profit sectors, Patrice Athanasidy has written in the Hudson Valley for over 25 years. A Bronx native, she loves exploring all the Hudson Valley has to offer from parks to theaters to historic places. Athanasidy is an adjunct professor of communication at Manhattan College and also an alumna. Now a resident of Westchester County, she is a wife and mom of three grown children and has written columns about living fa

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