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Let's Party Like It's 1776!


Cornwall's Annual Fourth of July Celebration, celebrating America's 240th year!

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Let's Party Like It's 1776!


Cornwall's Annual Fourth of July Celebration, celebrating America's 240th year!

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DeAR FRIENDS...

Welcome to Cornwall’s annual celebration of Independence Day. Today, we celebrate the nation’s 240th birthday of our nation. Check our website at cornwall4th.org and Facebook page: Cornwall Fourth of July.

The committee has chosen Floranne, longtime teacher at Cornwall-on-Hudson Elementary School, and Ed Moulton, longtime Cornwall-on-Hudson mayor, as the Grand Marshals of the 2016 parade (see the Grand Marshal page).   

We’ve planned a full day and evening of activities (see the Festivities page). The day starts with breakfast at Highland Engine Company and continues with the fun-filled Pet Show and children’s games. Students’ patriotic art work will be on display all day and evening.  
The Cornwall Lions will conduct their annual lobster sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Crafts people, merchants, food vendors and service organizations will be on hand all afternoon.  

The Sands Ring Homestead will have an open house. The pie eating contest will take place at noon. The afternoon will also feature Macaroni the Clown. Cornwall’s church bells will ring for several minutes at 2 p.m. to recall the way Americans celebrated their independence in 1776. The afternoon will include music by Ameliarose and Antic, and John and Jackie Gioia. 

The Main Street Mile, with more than 100 runners, will start at 4:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 5 p.m. in Cornwall-on-Hudson, with lots of floats and eight bands. A Flag Ceremony will honor America and acknowledge the best parade floats before the annual historical Pageant. The Cornwall Reunion Band, featuring musicians who grew up in Cornwall, will perform just before the fireworks.  The fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m.

The committee will be selling loop-a-lites and water and soda all day and night to raise the $35,000 required for the celebration. A coin drop will be conducted in the early evening. We are conducting a raffle for dinners for two. We are also selling T-shirts designed by Kyle Orlando. Thanks to our donors! (see Donors page). Send donations to: CIDC, P.O. Box 542, Cornwall, NY 12518. 

The committee is grateful to the Town of Cornwall and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson for providing services. We are looking for volunteers, particularly to sell items and to help with the coin drop before and after the fireworks - just come to the committee tent. We celebrate, rain or shine. 

Cornwall on the Fourth, a great place to be.
All the best,
Brendan G. Coyne
Chair, CIDC