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    Fourth of July Celebrations include Fireworks and Fundraisers

    (6/16/2010) (NEW HAVEN)— The annual tradition of Fourth of July Fireworks will continue as the celebrations are moved to the summit of East Rock Park. Fireworks have been launched from Long Wharf in the past. Ikea, Terminal 110/Keys to the City and the New Haven Register have generously donated to make the event possible.

    Terminal 110 will be hosting a Save the Fireworks Fundraiser on Friday, 18th from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and all funds raised will go towards defraying costs associated with the New Haven fireworks. The event will feature a live band, "Bus Stop Annie & the Frigs," followed by a dueling piano show and includes beer, wine and food. To purchase tickets, visit: http://terminal-110.ticketleap.com/buy-tickets/charities-and-fundraisers/new-haven-fireworks-fundraiser/new-haven/6A947BC2-4A03-4DAD-A824-B04780B356B or stop by Terminal 110, 240 Sargent Drive, New Haven. For more information, email Damian Cashman at terminal110@gmail.com or call: 203-624-6200.

    As a fundraiser for the Soldier’s and Sailor’s monument, there will be a Red, White and “The Blues” celebration at the summit of East Rock Park on the Fourth of July. The event will run from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m, and tickets are $15 each for adults. Children are free but must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Parking will be provided for ticket holders at North Meadows with a shuttle bus to the summit. Tickets include parking, transportation, monument tours (for the plaza only as the stairs will not be open) and entertainment provided by the Ernie Williams Blues Band from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

    Also for sale on the summit of East Rock on the 4th are be horse drawn vintage carriage rides, a chicken barbeque and other food and drink. The location will deliver a spectacular view of the Fireworks celebration. Tickets are available for purchase in person at: New Haven City Clerk’s Office, 200 Orange Street, or the Parks & Recreation Office, 720 Edgewood Avenue. To reserve tickets electronically, please email sbruno@newhavenct.net or info@friendsofeastrockpark.org. Additional sponsors are being sought for the event. Please contact sbruno@newhavenct.net if interested. All proceeds will benefit Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument Fund.

    For the actual Fireworks celebration, fireworks will be coordinated by Phil Gauvin of Pyro FX at the top of East Rock. The Fire Department, Parks & Recreation Department and Pyro FX will work together to secure a safe, suitable launch site on East Rock.

    Public viewing locations will be available from 9:15 to 9:45 p.m. at Blake Field off State Street, Wilbur Cross High School on Mitchell Drive, College Wood on Mitchell Drive and Rice Field off View Street. Parking will be available at Wilbur Cross High School and Blake Rink, and police will be present at both venues for traffic control. There will be no parking on Mitchell Drive for the day until 10 p.m. East Rock Road and Orange Street will be closed at the Mill River. Farnum Drive and English Drive from View Street to Davis Street in Hamden will also be closed in sufficient time for the fireworks show to be set up and completed. WYBC will be broadcasting from Wilbur Cross Track.

    The rain date for the New Haven Fireworks celebration will be Monday, July 5th.

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    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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