Weather forces Jones Beach to call off fireworks show

Long Islanders joining the nation Wednesday in celebrating America's Independence Day won't do so with fireworks at Jones Beach State Park. The annual fireworks show at Jones Beach State Park, one of

News 12 Staff

Jul 5, 2007, 1:05 PM

Updated 6,218 days ago

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Long Islanders joining the nation Wednesday in celebrating America's Independence Day won't do so with fireworks at Jones Beach State Park.
The annual fireworks show at Jones Beach State Park, one of Long Island's hot spots for the Fourth of July since the first event in 1995, has been called off due to weather. George Gorman, director of operations for the New York State Parks Department, said rough waters made it too difficult for the barge that holds the fireworks to get where it needed to be. He isn't certain the fireworks show, which was canceled for the first time, will be rescheduled because several agencies work together to set up the event.
Officials expected thousands to attend this year, and several hundred people had camped out all day for a good spot. List of canceled/postponed shows: Fireworks Spectacular Jones Beach (Canceled) East Islip Fire Department fireworks at Connetquote Ave. and Montauk Highway (Canceled) Greenport F.D. fireworks (Postponed until July 5th) Morgan Park Glen Cove, 9:15 p.m. (Canceled)
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