Rivers Casino hopes to start fireworks tradition

Roundup of other shows planned
The fireworks at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany in 2013.
The fireworks at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany in 2013.

Still celebrating its first year, Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady will set off fireworks Monday and Tuesday to honor our nation’s birth. The fireworks will be on the Mohawk River, at approximately 9:15 p.m. both nights.

The fireworks can be viewed in the Rivers Casino parking lot north of the parking garage closest to the CDTA bus shelter, as well as Schenectady County Community College.

Because there is limited parking, viewers are encouraged to use public transportation. This includes the CDTA bus service and the Electric City Trolley.

In addition to fireworks, the casino will continue its On the Patio music series with performances from noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

As Rivers Casino just opened in February, this year will be the start of what officials there hope will be an annual show.

Here is a list of other fireworks shows for the rest of this month:

July 3

  • Amsterdam Mohawks Post-game fireworks, Shuttle-worth Park, Amsterdam.
  • Wiles Park, Fort Plain.
  • Tupper Lake Municipal Park, Tupper Lake.
  • Brown’s Beach, Saratoga Lake.
  • Water’s Edge, Saratoga Lake.
  • Crandall Park, Glens Falls.
  • Paine Soccer Field, Willsboro.
  • Mabee Farm Historic Site, Rotterdam Junction.

July 4

  • Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany.
  • Rogers Memorial Park, Bolton Landing.
  • Clifton Common, Clifton Park.
  • Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy, following ValleyCats vs. Cyclones.
  • Congress Park, Saratoga Springs.
  • Gala Fireworks Display, Schroon Lake.
  • Bicentennial Park, Ticonderoga.
  • Old Forge Pond, Old Forge.
  • Arrowhead Park, Inlet.
  • Mirror Lake, Lake Placid.
  • Fireworks cruise aboard the Minne-Ha-Ha, Lake George.
  • Fireworks cruise aboard the Lac du Saint Sacrament, Lake George.
  • Fireworks cruise aboard the Mohican, Lake George.
  • Long Lake Town Beach, Long Lake.
  • Lake Flower, Saranac Lake.
  • Raquette Lake Village Green, Raquette Lake.
  • Fireworks cruise aboard the WW Durant, Raquette Lake.
  • Firemen’s Carnival Grounds, Salem.
  • Mill Pond, Brant Lake.
  • Windham Mountain, Windham.

July 8

  • Village of Fonda Recreation Department, Fonda.
  • Gavin Park, Wilton.

July 9

  • Tallmadge Park, Mechanicville

July 13

  • Joseph L. Bruno Stadium, Troy, after ValleyCats vs. Spikes game.

July 22

  • Jumpin’ Jack’s Drive-In, Scotia (rescheduled)

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