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Fireworks To Return To Mount Vernon After 60-year Absence

Fireworks are set to go off at Mount Vernon High School at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 23.
Fireworks are set to go off at Mount Vernon High School at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 23. Photo Credit: Nicole Cinquegrana

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – After more than 60 years, the city of Mount Vernon is set to welcome a fireworks display on Thursday, June 23.

The show, designed to serve as a “toast to our graduating high school seniors and in tribute to our nation’s independence,” is to take place at Mount Vernon High School, according to Mayor Richard Thomas.

Featuring food vendors, entertainers and DJ Myte of Hot Skull DJs and DJ Cranberry, the event is to open at 5:30 p.m.

At 6:15 p.m., the Mount Vernon Police Department is scheduled to begin its Running Man Challenge. Anyone wishing to participate should meet department officials at the stage during the event.

The fireworks display is set to begin at 9 p.m.

“We’re brining fun back to Mount Vernon and unity back to our community,” Thomas said. "Mount Vernon is moving forward in celebrating our graduates, the birth of our country, and making new family memories. Our best days are ahead of us.”

Thomas said he is pleased to be working with the school district to bring the evening to the community.

Those planning to attend should bring a blanket, folding chairs or pillows, coolers with water, and snacks. Alcoholic beverages, weapons and drugs are prohibited, according to officials. Security checkpoints will be in place for bags and coolers.

The event is expected to draw large numbers of people, so car pooling is encouraged. According to officials, all side streets near Mount Vernon High School (100 California Road) will be closed. Attendees may enter and exit “The Field” by walking over the bridge from Mount Vernon High School's East Side Parking Lot.

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