With the Fourth of July fast approaching, there are a ton of fireworks shows to choose from in the Albany area. Never fear, however, because we're here to put together a list of the very best ones so that you can get ready for the one closest to you, or start a new tradition and head to another show in the area.
It's a well known fact that fireworks are illegal in New York State because they are 'unsafe' yet people travel to nearby states like New Hampshire to stock up on them. Growing up you'd think our neighborhood in NYC was the Empire Plaza - all of the older boys put on the show and we all enjoyed it. Nobody ever thought twice that it was out of the ordinary, yet somehow it's illegal?
The Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest is held each year on the 4th of July at Nathan’s original location in Coney Island. Over 40,000 people attended last year’s event. It will broadcast on ESPN at 3pm. In honor of this tradition, I decided to challenge a member of our sister station 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio (Brian Cady) to our own competitive-eating challenge.
Fireworks may have originally been a product of China, but there is nothing more American than setting these babies on fire for July 4th. Alcohol also happens to be a big part of our Independence Day traditions, and when booze is combined with firecrackers things can get pretty messy.