Several Thousand Residents And Guests Attend East Hills Spectacular Fireworks Show

An estimated 4,000 East Hills residents and their guests attended the annual fireworks show on Sunday, July 3rd, 2022. The event was originally scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd, 2022, but was postponed due to weather concerns.

Mayor Michael Koblenz said: “After a rather long hiatus due to COVID, we were finally able to resume our annual event. It felt good to continue the tradition in our community and enjoy, together with our friends and neighbors, the July 4th holiday.”

In his opening comments, the Mayor said:

“July 4th is a special day dedicated to the birth of our great nation. All of us are so fortunate to enjoy our freedoms, and though we have differences, we are free to champion our beliefs without tyranny and oppression. Today is also a tribute to all the freedom fighters who fought so valiantly to establish an independent nation.”

The Mayor continued, “This year we lost an esteemed community leader and volunteer firefighter Tom Krauss. Tom not only contributed his talents to East Hills, for many years he also taught the East Hills lifeguards CPR instruction. He is survived by the highly effective and regarded civic leader of the Red Ground Civic Association, Carman Krauss, and her son Thomas. We will miss Tom, but always be grateful to him for his many fine contributions to East Hills.”

The Mayor went on to say, “On July 4th, we also salute the police and volunteer firefighters who protect us year-round.  Specifically, I thank the members of the Nassau County Police Force and the volunteer firefighters from both the Roslyn Rescue and Roslyn Highlands Fire Departments. Our recent success, most importantly, our 12th year with no tax increase, is the result of the fine efforts of the members of my board, our village attorney, our committee chairs and members, and our village staff including our Park Director, Dave Squillante, who helped plan and implement the Fireworks show.”