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Independence Day Celebration at Fort Totten Park

Independence Day Celebrationat Fort Totten Park

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 — Rain or Shine!

Bayside Historical Society is hosting the 7th Annual Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, June 26, 2024, with a free concert and fireworks display by Grucci in Fort Totten Park. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics for an evening of community fun! Vending trucks will be on site with a wide variety of delicious foods, snacks, and beverages including roasted corn and fresh lemonade, funnel cakes, sausage & peppers, fish & chips, gyros, and corn dogs. This is a non-alcohol event. All bags, coolers, backpacks, etc. will be inspected before entering the park.


Limited parking will be available outside of Fort Totten in designated lots and streets (see more information below). Public transportation or alternatives are encouraged.


Admittance will begin at 5:00pm

Chicken Head Rocks
Phil Costa & The Something Special Band

On the parade grounds of the park


Parking Options

Parking will be available at the Little Bay Parking Lot (handicap accessible), underneath the Throgs Neck Bridge, along Bell Boulevard west of Fort Totten, and along Utopia Parkway. 

Off-site parking with shuttle bus access will be available at the Clearview Golf Course (beginning at 5pm) and the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. Shuttles provided by CITIBUS Corp will bring guests to and from these locations beginning at 6pm.

Parking Map for Independence Day Celebration at Fort Totten

Fireworks Site Map


The fireworks show will begin at 9:15pm. This map illustrates the primary fireworks viewing area.

Fireworks Site Map for Independence Day Celebration at Fort Totten
Hosted by the Bayside Historical Society and generously sponsored by Council Member Vickie Paladino, the Queens Chamber of Commerce, Parker Jewish Institute, and Ridgewood Savings Bank.
Bayside Historical Society
Parker Jewish Institute
Councilwoman Vickie Paladino
Queens Chamber of Commerce
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
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