Greenwich Fireworks: Everything You Need to Know

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Fireworks displays are set for Friday, July 3 at Binney Park and Greenwich Point Park.

For the 10th consecutive year the Town will present fireworks at both park locations (rain date July 5). Binney Park fireworks start at about 9:10pm and Greenwich Point will begin at about 9:35pm.

According to Parks & Rec it’s recommended that anyone planning to attend either display — especially Greenwich Point — arrive early and know the rules in advance in order to assure a good time!

The rules for access to Greenwich Point are the same as usual on the day of the fireworks. The Point will be closed when the maximum number of cars for the available parking spaces has been achieved.

Greenwich Point will be closed to vehicular traffic at 8:30pm, even if the parking capacity has not been reached.

Cooperation with the Greenwich Police will be needed.There will be extra handicapped parking spaces available at Greenwich Point Park. Tailgating will not be permitted in Greenwich Point parking lots during or after the display.

Cooking is only allowed in regularly designated picnic areas and Town-owned grills.

Glassware is not permitted on or within 200 ft of the beach and swimming will not be allowed after sunset. Dogs are not allowed in Greenwich Point Park.

Greenwich Point will close immediately following the conclusion of the display. As always, spectators are urged to carpool, plan ahead and be patient.

Measures will be taken by town safety personnel to provide expert medical coverage, a comfortable environment, and safe and efficient exit from Greenwich Point after the fireworks, including: a managed parking and traffic flow plan, assistance from GEMS with medical coverage, and portable lighting at strategic locations around Greenwich Point.

Spectators are urged to bring a flashlight.

Leaving the Point on bicycles is not advisable, especially for children.

Spectators at Greenwich Point will be entertained by a disc jockey, stationed near the South Concession area starting at 7:00pm. The fireworks display will be fired from the corner of Greenwich Pt (Bluff Point), well beyond the south concession.

A limited area of the Point will be restricted from public use on the day of the fireworks and will be enforced. People interested in walking the Point on the day of the show will be required to detour around Bluff Point. The detour will take them up to Founder’s Rock. There will be many areas at Greenwich Point, including the main beach, which will offer exciting views of the dazzling colors that will fill the sky.

Spectators in boats will also enjoy great views from Long Island Sound around the Point.

The Binney Park display will feature the Sound Beach Community Band who will begin performing at 7:30PM. They’ll be located on the Showmobile and this year in the area of Binney Park near the flagpole by Sound Beach Ave. In addition, grills, cooking and open fires will be prohibited in Binney Park.

Police will be available to assist with traffic and pedestrians. Wesskum Wood Rd will be closed to traffic by Police by early evening. Handicapped parking will be available on Binney Park Drive near the tennis courts. Vehicles with appropriate permits must notify the on-duty police for assistance.

No open flame candles, sparklers, Chinese Fire Lanterns, or any other kind of fireworks will be permitted at either location. Pets should NEVER be brought to any fireworks display. Information sheets on the Greenwich Point display are available at the Greenwich Point ticket booth.

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