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Independence Day Celebration at Fort Totten Park

Independence Day Celebration at Fort Totten Park

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 — Rain or Shine!

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnics for an evening of community fun! Bayside Historical Society is hosting the 6th Annual Independence Day Celebration on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, with a free concert and fireworks display by Grucci in Fort Totten Park. 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!

Event Schedule for June 27, 2023:

* Admittance will begin at 5:00pm

* Musical Performances from 6:00pm to 9:00 pm

Featuring Chicken Head Rocks, Phil Costa and the Something Special Big Band, the 380th Army Band,  and DJ Russell Targove

* Fireworks Display begins at 9:15pm

4th of July Fireworks at Fort Totten

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.

Parking Map for Independence Day Celebration at Fort Totten

Fireworks Site Map


The 15-minute 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
Sponsored by Council Member Vickie Paladino and Parker Jewish Institute. Hosted by Bayside Historical Society and the Queens Chamber of Commerce.
Bayside Historical Society
Councilwoman Vickie Paladino
Queens Chamber of Commerce
Parker Jewish Institute

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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