Tag: Jones Beach State Park
The July 4th Fireworks show at Jones Beach is back for another year—and organizers are urging Long Islanders to arrive early for the dazzling Independence Day celebration. The fireworks show begins at 9:30 p.m. but Independence Day revelers should plan to get to Jones Beach several hours earlier.
Playing follow the leader in sunny skies over Long Island, three World War II-era ex-military planes came daringly close to one another before breaking off, leaving white smoke trials in their wake. The daredevil pilots flying this trio of SNJs—the U.S. Navy version of the T-6 Texan, a trainer plane dubbed “the pilot maker”—were practicing their routine in advance of the 13th annual Bethpage at Jones Beach Air Show this Memorial Day weekend.
For the first time the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach will feature a trio of jet teams, including the acclaimed U.S. Navy Blue Angels, which will be making its seventh such appearance at the popular summer kick-off event. The lineup for this year’s air show, which will run from May 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., also boasts rookie flight squad, the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, as well as legendary aerobatic performer, Sean D. Tucker and his custom-built Oracle Challenger II.