Independence Day festivities begin with the roar of the cannon (photo: Tom O’Connell), and a reading of the Declaration of Independence on Tuesday, July 4, 2006 from 10: AM to 5:00 PM at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. Later in the day, guests are invited to join the Independence Day Parade through the manor along with its costumed residents. Stirring patriotic speeches and songs follow the parade, and military re-enactors invite one and all to drill and muster. Children and adults can experience military camp life through hands-on activities.
Food and beverages are available, or visitors can bring a picnic lunch. For more information, please call 914-631-8200 or visit www.hudsonvalley.org.