Village Fourth of July Plans on Track

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 campbellbpe@aol.com or by phone at 845-265-3086.


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One thought on “Village Fourth of July Plans on Track

  1. It is great that July 4th Community Day is a go. I have no doubt it will be a great day. My question is this, does anyone remember the old days? I remember games of chance, great food and drink provided by local fire departments and a Junior Chamber of Commerce. Locals stepped up, pitched in and also enjoyed working together. Fun had by all. Will we all just avoid the crowd and come out to see the fireworks while outside venders provide and profit. Just a thought. Twenty or so years from now, what will be looked back on?