Thousands sat on Fireman’s Field on July 4 to watch as fireworks exploded over Valley Stream in celebration of Independence Day.
“We had beautiful weather and we had a beautiful display,” said Dominick Minerva, the president of the Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce. “I think people were entertained and I think we had a good turnout.”
The show featured musicians from Pennsylvania-based Ace DJs, who performed songs for children. The children also had the opportunity to play with beach balls and get their faces painted before the show. To cap it all off, Bethpage-based Bay Fireworks presented a spectacular fireworks display.
“It is always so much fun to watch the reaction of the kids,” said Jay Hunter, the director of operations for the show.
Mayor Ed Fare also said he “thought it was better than ever.”
The Village of Valley Stream and the Valley Stream Chamber of Commerce sponsored the show, which was in its 27th year. All proceeds from the show benefited the Chamber of Commerce.