For the first time, Rockland County will ring in the New Year with simultaneous midnight fireworks displays on the banks of the Hudson River in the waterfront Villages of Piermont, Nyack and Haverstraw this New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013.
The public can view the displays from Flywheel Park in Piermont, Memorial Park in Nyack and Emeline and Bowline Parks in the Village of Haverstraw. The fireworks displays are free and open to the public and are funded by the Office of Rockland County Tourism & Local Development and the I Love NY State matching funds program.
Mayors Jen Laird White of Nyack, Chris Sanders of Piermont and Michael Kohut of Haverstraw partnered with the Office of Rockland County Tourism & Local Development to coordinate the New Year’s Eve celebrations. CJ Miller, coordinator of the Rockland Tourism office, said their goal is to showcase the riverfront downtowns, bring visitors to the restaurants and businesses and encourage them to stay for the fireworks shows over the Hudson River at midnight.
“New Year’s Eve seemed like the perfect time to highlight one of Rockland’s biggest attractions – our beautiful riverfront villages and their fine restaurants and shops,” Miller said. “People can visit our wonderful riverfront downtowns, shop, have dinner and stay for the big fireworks shows at midnight. It’s free, family-friendly New Year’s Eve entertainment, and another great reason to visit Rockland County.”
Restaurants in the three villages should fill up quickly for New Year’s Eve dinner seatings and the midnight fireworks displays, so reservations are recommended. Nyack restaurants include The Hudson House, Wasabi, The River Club, Spice of India, Two Spear Street, and La Fontana. For a full list of Nyack restaurants and bars please visit:
Discover Nyack (www.discovernyack.com) Go Nyack (www.gonyack.com)
Parking for the event is free in all three villages on New Year’s Eve. In the event of rain or snow the fireworks in Piermont, Nyack and Haverstraw will be held at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014.