July 4th

The aftermath of a fireworks accident - Centereach, NY - Jul 5, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Man Seriously Injured In Fireworks Accident Outside Centereach Home

Debris from a fireworks show, along with blue-colored hospital gloves, remains on the ground outside a home in Centereach following a scary accident during a 4th of July bash.


Fireworks techinicians from the Grucci Company prepare mortars for a fireworks show at New Rochelle on July 4, 2011. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Goes Behind The Scenes With A Crew Of Fireworks Technicians

Dozens of communities in the Tri-State were planning big fireworks shows after sundown Monday, with crews preparing for the big night. CBS 2 went behind the scenes to catch up with some folks who truly love their dangerous work.


Cocktail Parties

NYC’s 3 Best Fourth Of July Drinking Events

Celebrate Independence Day by using your freedom to enjoy an adult beverage with a group of friends. Here’s a guide to the best Fourth of July drinking events in NYC.

CBS New York–07/04/2011

(credit: USS George Washington)

Hometown Hero: Teddy Barbukov Aboard The USS George Washington

Clifton resident Airman Teddy Barbukov’s typical day sounds a lot like most other young man’s: He wakes up early, goes to the gym and heads to work. But what makes Barbukov’s routine slightly different is that he is one of 5,500 Americans aboard the USS George Washington.


Despite the early threat of rain, the fireworks show at Kensico Dam in Valhalla, Westchester County was enjoyed by an estimated 15,000 revelers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Rain Unable To Dampen Patriotic Spirit Of Fireworks Fans In Westchester

Sunday’s storms did nothing to spoil the patriotic spirit at an annual fireworks display in Westchester County.


(credit: Siobhan Wallace/BlondieandBrownie.com)

NYC’s 5 Best Spots For Food & Fireworks On July 4th

Looking to pair your view of July 4th fireworks with some classic all-American fair? Everyone knows the party isn’t really at the beach. Here’s where to enjoy the city’s best Independence Day eats.


Children play in the surf as they enjoy the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Still Lots To Do This Holiday Weekend

The holiday weekend continues and there are lots of events going on around the Tri-state area to keep you and your family busy all weekend-long.


Fireworks (file / credit: RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks To Light Up Sky Over Eisenhower Park In East Meadow On Saturday

The show will be held Saturday night, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theater.


The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

George Washington Bridge To Unfurl Its American Flag On July 4th

If you’ve gone over the George Washington Bridge on a national holiday, then you know there is a very big reason to slow down and look up.


Traffic on the Garden State Parkway - Bloomfield, NJ - Jun 30, 2011 (credit: New Jersey Turnpike Authority)

Motorists Get Early Start On July 4th Weekend

While travelers are hoping to beat the traffic, it’s estimated that 1.6 million cars will be on the Garden State Parkway Thursday, which is slightly fewer than what was expected Friday.


Fireworks are seen on the Hudson River - New York, NY - Jul 4, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Macy’s Fireworks Preparations Underway On Staten Island

The Macy’s folks say this year’s show is going to be a 25-minute show with more colors, shapes and effects.


(Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

NYC’s 5 Best Bars & Parties For July 4th

Don’t fight for your perch among the masses clawing for that ideal viewing spot . Instead, reserve one that guarantees a panoramic view and some of the best food and cocktails in the land.


Fireworks are seen on the Hudson River - New York, NY - Jul 4, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

The 6 Best July 4th Parties And Events In NYC

There are old traditions and new parties taking place this Independence Day in New York City. If you’re looking to plan the idea Fourth of July party, we’ve got a guide to all the best patriotic events and happenings.

CBS New York–06/28/2011

Fireworks Burst Over New York City On Fourth Of July

Macy’s Fireworks On 1010 WINS!

Can’t be there? Hear the soundtrack live on 1010 WINS, the official radio station of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks spectacular.

1010 WINS–06/17/2011

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Top 5 Patriotic Movies

Celebrate July 4th with one of these patriotic flicks.