FREE: NYS Fourth of July Celebration @ the Empire State Plaza

July 1st, 2016, 9:30 am by Greg

The annual Fourth of July Celebration features live music and fun for the whole family, including the biggest fireworks show in Greater Nippertown. Each year, more than 30,000 people gather to enjoy the day at Albany’s Empire State Plaza. Monday’s (July 4) line-up includes something for everyone, starting with a 3pm naturalization ceremony for 32 new Americans from 19 different countries, and also includes dozens of food and craft vendors, plenty of activities for kids and an evening of live entertainment leading up to the big pyrotechnics show.

Here’s the complete schedule of events for the 2016 Fourth of July Celebration:

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3pm: Wecome & Naturalization Ceremony
4pm: The Primetime Band
5:45pm: Saved by the ’90s
7:30pm: New York State’s Fourth of July Celebration Official Program
8pm: The Boogie Wonder Band
9:15pm: Fireworks

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING FREE EVENTS FOR 2016
*VARIOUS DATES
RIVERLINK CONCERTS @ Riverlink Park, Amsterdam, various days from June 18-August 27
FREEDOM PARK CONCERT SERIES @ Freedom Park, Scotia, various days from June 22-August 27
KIDS DAY @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, July 9
SCHENECTADY COUNTY SUMMERNIGHT @ State & Jay streets, Schenectady, Friday, July 15
ART ON LARK @ Lark Street, Albany, July 16 UPDATE: postponed from June 5, this is the new date…
BLACK ARTS & CULTURAL FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 6
NYS FOOD FESTIVAL @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, August 10
JAZZ AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, September 17 & 18
*MONDAYS
TOWN OF ROTTERDAM SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ the Rotterdam Senior Citizens Center lawn, Rotterdam, 7pm Mondays from June 6-August 29
*TUESDAYS
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Schodack Town Park, Schodack, 6pm Tuesdays from June 7-July 5
COOK PARK SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Frank A. Leak Amphitheater for the Arts in Cook Park, Colonie, 6:30pm Tuesdays from June 14-August 30
SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE PARK @ Brunswick Community Center lawn, Troy, 7pm Tuesdays from June 28-August 30
SARATOGA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Tuesdays from August 9-30
*WEDNESDAYS
MADE IN THE SHADE OF THE EGG @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 12noon Wednesdays from June 1-August 31
CAPITAL CONCERT SERIES @ Empire State Plaza, Albany, 5pm Wednesdays from June 15-July 20
ROCKIN’ ON THE RIVER @ Riverfront Park, Troy, 5pm Wednesdays from June 15-August 3
RENSSELAER FAMILY CONCERT SERIES @ the North End Firehouse, Rensselaer, 6pm Wednesdays from June 22-August 10
SUMMER MUSIC SERIES @ East Greenbush Community Library, East Greenbush, 7pm Wednesdays from June 20-July 20
LAKE GEORGE ARTS PROJECT’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 7:30pm Wednesdays from July 6-August 31
*THURSDAYS
JAZZ ON JAY @ Jay Street, Schenectady, 12noon Thursdays from June 2-September 1
ALIVE AT FIVE @ Tricentennial Park, Albany, 5pm Thursdays from June 9-August 4
ROCK THE BLOCK @ Canal Square, Cohoes, 6pm Thursdays from June 9-30
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Wiswall Park, Ballston Spa, 6pm Thursdays from June 23-August 25
SUMMER’S EVE CONCERT SERIES @ the Schaghticoke Town Hall Gazebo, Melrose, 6:30pm Thursdays from June 30-August 25
MUSIC IN THE PARK @ Dutchman’s Landing, Catskill, 7pm Thursdays from June 23-September 1
NISKAYUNA TOWN HALL CONCERTS @ Niskyauna Town Hall Gazebo, Niskayuna, 7pm Thursdays from June 2-July 28
JAMMIN’ AT GPAC @ Guilderland Performing Arts Center at Tawasentha Park, Guilderland, 7:30pm Thursdays from June 23-August 11
*FRIDAYS
FRIDAYS AT THE LAKE @ Shepard Park, Lake George, 4pm Fridays from June 24-September 2
ROCK THE BLOCK @ Canal Square, Cohoes, 6pm Thursdays from July 8-August 26
UPBEAT ON THE ROOF @ Skidmore College’s Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Fridays from July 1-August 26
ATHENS SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Riverfront Park, Athens, 7pm Fridays from June 17-August 26
MUSIC AT SUNSET CONCERT SERIES @ Greenport Town Park, Hudson, 7pm Fridays from May 27-August 26
*SUNDAYS
MUSIC HAVEN @ Central Park, Schenectady, 7pm Sundays from July 10-August 14
SARATOGA SUMMER CONCERT SERIES @ Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, 7pm Sundays from July 3-24