Sag Harbor: July 5th, 9:30pm
Sag Harbor Yacht Club (address and info)
The Sag Harbor Yacht Club sponsors a fireworks display that can be viewed from your magnificent 100ft yacht on the docks of the Sag Harbor Bay. Oh, you don’t own a yacht? Weird... well, don’t worry you're still covered. While the show can be seen from Havens Beach, Marine Park, Long Wharf, or from the harbor, we recommend booking a reservation at Harlow East, the new restaurant from the mastermind behind New York’s Nobu, Richie Notar. Situated on the water in Sag Harbor, Harlow East will also amp up your holiday with branzino served with wasabi gremolata, crispy hearts of palm, and other stuff you couldn't make on your crappy charcoal grill. But wherever you end up, plant your flag early as parking can be nightmarish.
Shelter Island: July 4th & 5th, 10pm and ALSO July 12th, at dusk
Shelter Island: a hop, skip, jitney ticket, car ride, ferry journey, and short walking distance away. However you choose to arrive, you’ll want to do it in style and spend the day at Sunset Beach, Andre Balazs' famed boutique hotel and restaurant. Always unique in a Euro-chic kind of way, Sunset Beach’s firework display takes place on July 12th at dusk. However, on July 4th and 5th at 10pm, The Greenport Fire Department fireworks display is visible from Sunset Beach's restaurant. There's nothing un-American about some steak frites on the 4th of July.