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Astoria’s 4th of July Fireworks Show Takes Place Thursday, 20,000 Likely to Attend

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June 25, 2018 By Christian Murray

The Astoria sky will light up again this Thursday as the annual 4th of July fireworks show returns to Astoria Park once again.

The Central Astoria Local Development Corp., a local non-profit, will host its Independence Day fireworks show on the Astoria Park Lawn on June 28. The organization has been hosting the event for more than 30 years.

The evening will kick off at 7:30 pm with a performance by the Patriot Brass Ensemble, a group that plays primarily for veterans and military families.

The fireworks show will kick off at around 9:15 pm, according to Marie Torniali, Executive Director of the Central Astoria Local Development Corp. The show is free.

The event was founded as a way to foster greater neighborhood spirit for home-grown Americans and immigrants alike. “We do it to bring the multicultural community of Astoria and indeed Queens together,” Torniali said.

Last year about 20,000 people attended, according to Torniali. She expects to match or exceed that turnout this year.

Torniali says that Astoria offers a great show. “We have such a diverse community and everyone comes together to watch,” she said.

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Anthony A.

I set off some Ash Cans, Cherry Bombs and M-80s and it was great fun. The Cops didn’t bother to stop us from having fun this year. I also set of some ****** Chasers. It was a blast!

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heather

I really wish this was shown on social media. I really do not want to walk to the park alone that late at night. I love fireworks.

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Cg

ARE THEY GOING TO MOW THE GRASS !!!??? ALL THAT RENOVATION MONEY – WHY CAN’T THEY MOW THE GRASS?????

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Rob M

It has been one year since…and can confirm this year has shown great progress since last. The grass is mowed!

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Olga castro

Which is the best area to watch are this fireworks ? Is it launched from the river.? What is the best area for parking?

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B. Jones

After 40 years living in Astoria, my move to the Carolinas has a few drawbacks. Besides delivery services from mostly all businesses, I miss the fireworks show and Movies in the park most often.

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