Although the heat index has been stuck on high for the past week and doesn’t seem likely to budge anytime soon, the upcoming Fourth of July festivities in Larchmont and Mamaroneck are a good diversion from the air conditioned confines of our homes and offices.
- At 10 a.m., the Larchmont Recreation Committee will sponsor relay races in that both kids and adults can participate in. Once the races are over, the sprinklers will be turned on to cool off under and refreshments will be served.
- Once the sun has descended in the sky and temperatures have cooled after the heat of midday, will be the place to park your beach chair, as the Americana band the play one in a series of free concerts sponsored by the Larchmont Committee on the Arts. The concert—which starts at 7:15 p.m., rain or shine—will be a synthesis of traditional American music like modern folk, country, R&B, blues, soul and good old rock and roll. If that’s not patriotic enough, stick around long enough to see fireworks sizzle, pop and light up the sky across Long Island Sound from neighboring communities. Once caveat: no picnicking in the park. The free concert series will continue throughout July at Flint Park with Bill Steeley and Where is Dave playing on July 12, Twist of Fate on July 19 and Monkeywrench on July 26. Picnicking is allowed in Flint Park.
- If you haven’t checked out Mamaroneck Harbor from the gently swaying Ferris Wheel box, you still have until Wednesday to do so at the at . Other attractions include the Dragon Wagon roller coaster, a dunk tank, games with prizes and the Zipper, a ride that makes the Ferris Wheel look like child’s play. The Carnival will be open from 4-11 p.m; free admission.
- Arguably the most anticipated Fourth of July event around, the attract throngs of onlookers every year, as the thunderous explosions light up the night sky and can be heard for miles around. They start at 9:15 p.m., but plan on getting there early for a good seat.