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From Katonah to Yonkers, the Hudson River to the Long Island Sound, WAG Country is ready for a Yankee Doodle Dandy of a holiday:

Begin with Historic Hudson Valley as it presents “A Night on Fire” (tomorrow, July 1 through Sunday, July 3), with a fire-juggling comedy troupe. 8:30 p.m. Friday, 8 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday, Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow; 914-366-6900,

On Saturday, July 2, it’s “Pops, Patriots, & Fireworks” at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, featuring works from the American Songbook. 8 p.m. $30 to $85, 149 Girdle Ridge Road; 914-232-1252,

On the day itself, the Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council presents “A July 4 Concert Celebration,” with the St. Thomas Orchestra performing musical favorites, followed by a fireworks display and Firemen’s Carnival. 8 to 9:30 p.m., Harbor Island Park, 123 Mamaroneck Ave.; 917-379-2260,

Meanwhile, Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano and Empire City Casino will present the city’s “Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration” on the Yonkers Downtown Waterfront.  Beginning at 5 p.m., there will be an Independence Day party with family-friendly activities, live musical entertainment and a variety of curbside food and beverage offerings.  The festivities conclude with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. over the Hudson River. For more, visit

Taking the week off? Why not head to The New York Botanical Garden for a “Sip and Sketch Evening” July 7, filled with art and music? It’s part of “Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas,” which runs through Sept. 11. There’s also a “Sip and Sketch Evening” July 21. Special event tickets are required. 6:30 p.m., 2900 Dr. Theodore Kazimiroff Blvd., Bronx; 718- 817-8700, – compiled by Georgette Gouveia

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