‘New York Salutes America’ with fireworks

Bronx politicians pump up the crowd at the Orchard Beach pavilion before a fireworks show.
Photo by Laura Stone

Fireworks lit up Orchard Beach at the borough’s annual New York Salutes America celebration on Friday, June 27.

Veteran Johnnie Williams attended the patriotic celebration.
Photo by Laura Stone

The event, run by the Bronx Tourism Council, was hosted by State Senator Jeff Klein and Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.

Cousins Dakota Rosa and Bella Colon of Parkchester play in the sand while they wait for the fireworks.
Photo by Laura Stone

The Orchard Beach Pavilion played stage to musical acts, while a magic show, face-painting, and balloon art kept kids entertained until dusk.

The crowds entertain themselves on the beach as they wait for night to fall.
Photo by Laura Stone

Reach Reporter Jaime Williams at (718) 742–3383. E-mail her at jwilliams@cnglocal.com.
Bronxites enjoy the annual firework celebration.
Photo by Laura Stone

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