Parade, fireworks and hopefully music
By Michael Turton
Cold Spring Mayor Dave Merandy confirmed that plans are moving along for the annual Fourth of July celebrations in Cold Spring. “There will definitely be festivities,” he said. “The parade is a go. And the only question is whether there is enough money (to sponsor) the music.”
Former Village Deputy Mayor Bruce Campbell chairs the committee that is organizing the day’s activities. He told Philipstown.info that Wappingers Falls–based Legion Fireworks has been contracted to handle the pyrotechnics, which will take place on the night of July Fourth. He also said that a final decision has not been made as to whether the parade will be held in the morning or early evening in order to avoid the midday heat, a concern Merandy has raised.
Both Merandy and Campbell stressed that efforts are being made to ensure that live music would be offered at the riverfront, within the constraints of a limited budget. Campbell said that any village residents who want to participate in the day’s events, including assisting with planning or potential vendors on the holiday itself, should contact him by email at [email protected] or by phone at 845-265-3086.