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July 4, 2014

Community Calendar: July 4, 2014

The Press-Republican events calendar appears every Friday. Be sure submissions reach the Press-Republican newsroom at least one week before the calendar in which they need to appear. 

They should be mailed to: Press-Republican Community Calendar, P.O. Box 459, Plattsburgh, NY 12901-0459; faxed to 561-3362 or sent by email to or



Some events require preregistration or reservations, so make sure to look for those details.



Plattsburgh July Fourth Celebration. 8 a.m. to noon, vendors set up; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Macdonough Monument with City Historian Krueger for self-guided tours; 12:30 p.m., parade lineup on Jay Street and Lower Bridge Street with entry from Hamilton Street; 2 p.m., “Parade of Heroes of Clinton County: A Salute to Armed Forces” parade begins on Bridge Street to City Hall Place, turn right onto City Hall Place, to the railroad bridge overpass, to Cumberland Avenue, Wilcox Dock area, with review stand at City Hall; 4 to 7 p.m., Mayors Cup Voice, Macdonough Bandshell; 7 to 9 p.m., entertainment provided by 97.5 Radio with band Movin’ On at Macdonough Bandshell; and 9:20 p.m., fireworks.

Rouses Point July Fourth Celebration. 4 p.m. to midnight, carnival rides, food booths, games, vendors, beer tent; 5 to 7 p.m., live music from the Rouses Point Community Singers and Strawhatters; and 8 p.m to midnight, live music from Glass Onion on bandstand. 

Town of Jay Fourth of July. Noon, parade followed by food and fun at the firehouse, local band Lucid, fireworks at dusk. To participate in the parade, show up at the rest area south of Jay on Route 9N. Sponsored by the Jay  Volunteer Fire Department.

Town of Essex Fourth of July. 8 a.m., Firecracker Run 6.5 K, sponsored by New Health, across Blockhouse Road from the Catholic Church, registration, 7:30 a.m.; 9:15 a.m. Children’s Run, registration by the blinking traffic light just before the run, two laps around Beggs Point, (free); 10 a.m., Patriotic Hymn Sing at St. John’s Church (will be completed in time to view the parade); 10 a.m., Strawberry Shortcake Sale sponsored by the Essex Community Church; 10:30 a.m., Penelope the Clown with face painting and balloon animals, Essex Ice Cream Cafe; 11 a.m., parade along Main Street, sponsored by the Essex Fire Department District to honor late Fire Chief David S. Lansing, lineup at 10 a.m.; immediately following the parade, the Fire Department will be selling hot dogs, sausages, hamburgers and cold beverages on Beggs Point; 3 p.m., annual spelling bee, Essex Town Hall, conducted by Pam Durant.

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