The Village of Mamaroneck Volunteer Fire Department received two Reader’s Choice awards in Westchester Magazine’s 2022 Best of Westchester® issue: one for “Best Annual Festival” for its Annual Firemen's Carnival and one for “Best Local Parade” for its Firemen’s Parade!
The Village of Mamaroneck is delighted, grateful and looking forward to the Annual Firemen’s Carnival, Parade, and Fireworks Display. This multiday community event that is organized and sponsored by the Village of Mamaroneck Volunteer Fire Department is something our residents, businesses and visitors are eagerly anticipating. As we approach these events, the Village of Mamaroneck has put together this Community Announcement to provide residents and the public with important information.
- From June 24th through July 5th, the Firemen’s Carnival will take place between 6:45pm and 11:30pm in Harbor Island Park.
- UPDATE (as of 07/03):
- On SUNDAY, JULY 3, and TUESDAY, JULY 5, Carnival Rides (ONLY) open at 6:00pm. The rest of the Carnival (i.e. food and beverages) opens at 6:45pm.
- On MONDAY, JULY 4:
- Carnival Rides ONLY open at 4:00pm.
- The Rest of the Carnival (i.e. food and beverages) opens at 6:45pm.
- The Firemen's Parade is scheduled to kick off at 7:00pm on Wednesday, June 29, and travel down Mamaroneck Avenue to Harbor Island Park.
- The Fireworks Display in Harbor Island Park will begin after sunset around 9:15pm/9:30pm on Monday, July 4. (Rain date is Tuesday, July 5.)
Mamaroneck’s own St. Thomas Orchestra, under the baton of conductor William Eckfeld, is looking forward to resuming their outdoor July 4th concert this year! Since 2013, the Village of Mamaroneck has partnered with the St. Thomas Orchestra to provide a free, family-friendly, outdoor concert prior to and during the Village of Mamaroneck Volunteer Fire Department’s Fireworks Display. The concert will begin at 8:00pm and will feature works by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, John Philip Sousa, and others; culminating with Tchaikovsky’s "1812 Overture" — a staple of many Independence Day fireworks displays. To learn more about the St. Thomas Orchestra, visit their website at www.storchestra.org.
The Village’s Parks and Recreation Department wants you to know that:
- On regular Carnival operation days (except 06/29 and 07/04), parking fees in Harbor Island Park will end at 6pm.
- On Wednesday, June 29 (Firemen’s Parade), parking fees in Harbor Island Park will end at 5pm.
- On Monday, July 4 (Fireworks Display), parking fees in Harbor Island Park will end at 4pm.
- On regular carnival operation days (except 06/29 and 07/04), the Stephen E. Johnston Beach will close, and the beach gate will be locked at 5pm.
- On Monday, July 4, the Stephen E. Johnston Beach WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY so that Santore’s World Famous Fireworks can setup the evening’s fireworks display. We apologize for this inconvenience.
- On Monday, July 4, when the parking lot at Harbor Island Park reaches capacity, it will be closed, and vehicles will need to find legal parking on neighboring streets. Please avoid parking in any privately owned lots as vehicles may be booted or towed.
The Marine Education Center is closed on Monday, July 4.
Launching Ramp to the East Basin: UPDATED as of June 30, 2022, at 12:30pm
To prepare for the Firemen’s Parade on June 29 and the Fireworks Display on July 4, the Village’s Harbor Master will close the launching ramp to the East Basin that is located between the Park's entrance and the Marine Education Center, during the following dates and times:
- From 11pm on Tuesday, June 28, to 11pm, on Wednesday, June 29.
- From 4pm to approximately 12 midnight (after the Fireworks Display, when the park has been cleared out), on Monday, July 4. Please note that on Monday, July 4th, because of the fireworks, the channel will be closed at approximately 8:30pm (or earlier if the channel is congested). Boaters should make plans accordingly to be where you want to view the fireworks ahead of time. The channel will reopen at the conclusion of the fireworks display, and when it is safe to proceed through the channel.
On Wednesday, June 29, the Village’s Police Department will begin shutting down Mamaroneck Avenue to vehicle traffic at 6pm. All streets with egress to Mamaroneck Avenue will be closed (except for residents/business patrons). This includes:
- Gertrude Ave from Ralph Ave to Mamaroneck Ave
- New Street from Ralph Ave to Mamaroneck Ave
- Grand Street from Madison St to Mamaroneck Ave
- Old White Plains Rd at Mamaroneck Ave
- Waverly Ave from Plaza Ave to Mamaroneck Ave
- Hoyt Ave from Fenimore Rd to Mamaroneck Ave
- Mt. Pleasant Ave from Stanley Ave to Mamaroneck Ave
- Palmer Ave from Mt Pleasant Ave to Mamaroneck Ave
- Prospect Ave from Library Lane to Mamaroneck Ave
- Nostrand Ave from Lester Ave to Mamaroneck Ave
- Jefferson Ave Ext at Mamaroneck Ave
- Van Ranst Pl at Mamaroneck Ave
- Halstead Ave from Ward Ave to Mamaroneck Ave
- Spencer Place from Philips Park Rd to Mamaroneck Ave
- East Prospect Ave from Tompkins Ave to Mamaroneck Ave
Mamaroneck Avenue will then be closed from North Barry Avenue to the Boston Post Road until the end of the parade (approximately 9pm).
On Monday, July 4:
- Mamaroneck Ave is closed between Boston Post Road and Prospect Ave from approximately 6pm until the conclusion of the fireworks/dispersal of attendees (approximately 11pm).
- Vehicles will not be allowed to double park on Boston Post Road to view the fireworks.
Please note that driving in and around the Village and parking will be difficult during this time — especially on Wednesday, June 29, and Monday, July 4. Our thanks to the Village of Mamaroneck’s Police Department who will be on hand to provide a safe experience for all. As always, please be mindful when parking in front of neighbors' homes. Residents who have guests staying in their homes and visiting Mamaroneck during these dates should remind their guests to avoid blocking fire hydrants, driveways, or walkways.
Also, remember that in observance of the Independence Day holiday, all Village offices are closed on Monday, July 4. There will also be no garbage, organic, rubbish, or recycling collection on Monday, July 4. The Recycling Center — including the Compost Drop-Off Program — at 313 Fayette Avenue and the Marine Education Center at Harbor Island Park are closed. The Village of Mamaroneck Day Camp (VMDC) at Harbor Island Park is also closed on Monday, July 4.
In the event the Village of Mamaroneck Volunteer Fire Department cancels the Fireworks Display on Monday, July 4 (because of inclement weather or other reasons), the “rain date” for the Fireworks Display is Tuesday, July 5. Any above reference to the Fireworks Display on Monday, July 4, would then switch to Tuesday, July 5.
THANK YOU to all Village of Mamaroneck residents for their patience and understanding as we prepare for these events. While every effort was made to include relevant information at the time this Community Announcement was made, please note that changes and/or new developments can happen. For up-to-date information on this and other announcements, please visit www.villageofmamaroneck.org.