Submitted by ub on Wed, 06/24/2015 - 09:07

Taxpayers pick up the tab for The Bronx Borough’s official kickoff to the Independence Day Celebrations. This is the annual “New York Salutes America” boardwalk festival and fireworks extravaganza on Orchard Beach.

This event includes fun activities for the kids such as magicians, balloon artists, music performances, and much more. The eating contest starts at 7:45 p.m. and the fireworks show begins at 9:20 p.m.

Anyone interested in being a part of the eating competition can either submit their names by emailing by Wednesday, June 24 or give their name before 6:30 p.m. on the day of the fireworks at Orchard Beach.

Contestants will be selected at the beach prior to the contest, and must be present to participate. Winners of the contest will win a Bronx Prize Package. For more information go to….

This animation shows US how to properly fold our American flag.