Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration at Fort Totten Park

Bayside Historical Society is hosting the 6th annual Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, June 25, 2020, 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). Pedaling, walking, swimming, skating, or busing to the event is encouraged! Admittance will begin at 5:00pm.

Fireworks Image by Vernon Raineil Cenzon
Event Schedule for
June 25, 2020


• MM Rock Band

• Chicken Head Rocks

• Phil Costa & the Something Special Big Band


On the parade grounds of the park: 9:15pm

*Scheduled performances subject to change

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 Vallo Transportation will bring guests to and from these locations beginning at 6pm.

Bayside Historical Society Fireworks Parking Map

Fireworks Site Map


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

Bayside Historical Society Fireworks Site Map

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

Sponsored by:

Bayside Historical Society
Paul A. Vallone NYC Council Member
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation