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Things to do This July 4th Holiday Weekend

With restrictions in place and fireworks canceled we have alternative activities.

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We know that the pandemic has forced most of the traditional fireworks shows to fizzle but there are still plenty of things to do this coming holiday weekend. Go on a virtual run or take a tour through history (including the Revolutionary War) online to celebrate Independence Day. Below we listed some fun ideas to get you out, entertained, and enjoy some flag-waving fun.


4th of July Armor Parade at Old Bethpage Village - The 2020 Independence day parade will be taking place inside the parking lot of Old Bethpage Village Restoration. There is a limited number of pre-purchased tickets available that reserve a socially distant parking space inside the park, enabling families to watch a parade of vintage military vehicles from the collection of the Museum of American Armor within their vehicles designated parking spot.


Bikes & Beers Social Distancing Ride - Jamesport Farm Brewery (plus more than 200 breweries across the nation) is participating in Bikes & Beers, the largest virtual ride in the country in support of craft breweries and COVID-19 relief.


Sprint for STEAM: 9k Virtual Run/Walk/Roll for Virtual Education - Get out, move, and prove to the world that you can make a difference! Sprint for STEAM is ready to energize the planet for an urgent cause: provide virtual education programs to those in critical need due to covid19.


Path Through History Weekend - Experience a Revolutionary War battle, discover some of our state's and nation's greatest natural wonders or relive some of sports greatest moments. From U.S. presidents to leaders of the suffragette movement to innovators in industry, technology and art, it all happened in New York State. You can visit over 500 destinations across our great state. Choose from 13 themes to create your own Path Through History for an experience you and your family will always remember.


Navy SEAL Lt. Michael P. Murphy Run Around The Lake Virtual 4 Mile & Half Marathon - The race will be held virtually between June 27th and July 5th.


Captree Fluke Fishing on the Island Princess Captree - Some fishing fun and sun with the family. Fishing report: Trips have been seeing non-stop action with some nice keepers mixed in.


Drive-in 4th of July Fireworks Show in Town of Hempstead - Annual Independence Day event will be held this year.


Southampton Fresh Air Home Fireworks Show - The picnic is cancelled but the fireworks will go on.


Bayville Adventure Park Drive-in Movie - Showing Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man’s Chest on July 4th! Click here for tickets and details.


Drive-In Movie at Mema's Pizzeria - On Sunday, July 5th, enjoy a screening of Independence Day in a drive-in setting at Mema's Pizzeria in Commack.