Westchester Has Fourth Of July Fun

Irvington's Ben Kasoff, 6, and family smile for a photo at Irvington's Matthiessen Park. Photo Credit: Nathan Bruttell
Yonkers resident Bonnie Villa, left, and daughter Kenisha Ciccotelli wait for the fireworks to start in Dobbs Ferry. Photo Credit: Nathan Bruttell
Irvington's Greg Reich, 8, winds up as he plays baseball in the park in Irvington. Photo Credit: Nathan Bruttell
Bronx resident Nicole Liu plays badminton at Dobbs Ferry's Waterfront Park. Photo Credit: Nathan Bruttell
Mount Vernon's Kaylie Jean, 2, waits for the fireworks in Dobbs Ferry. Photo Credit: Nathan Bruttell
A few Sleepy Hollow kids smile before the village's annual Fourth of July Parade. Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy Dorothy Handelman
Sleepy Hollow families wait for the annual Beth Capo Cake Competition. Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy Dorothy Handelman
Sleepy Hollow's Fife and Drum Corps march in the annual Sleepy Hollow Fourth of July Parade. Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy Dorothy Handelman
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WESTCHESTER, N.Y. – While she enjoyed the fireworks, picnics and celebrating with family, 9-year-old Irvington resident Brynne Norquist didn’t forget what the Fourth of July really means.

“It’s not about having fun, it’s so special how the people won the war for us,” Brynne said Wednesday evening. “It’s about how America did it and the people who served our country. Plus it’s America’s birthday.”

For 9-year-old Jenesse Bell of Yonkers, Fourth of July also means you get to show pride in America.

“It’s when you get to wear red, white and blue and you get to see ...
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