Fireworks soar above Jones Beach once again

After the wet weather cleared out, Long Islanders packed Jones Beach for its first Independence Day fireworks show in five years.



State Parks officials teamed up with sponsor Astoria Bank to revive the tradition.



Officials say more than 100,000 spectators turned out for the show.



Police increased their presence at the beach Saturday night amid a heightened terror alert by the Department of Homeland Security. Officials added surveillance cameras and screened all bags people brought through the park's central mall area.



The 25-minute fireworks show began at 9:30 p.m.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."