UPDATE July 8th @ 2:40PM
Just got word that the fireworks are cancelled tonight. Tomorrow is the rain date. Same time, same place. Too bad I can’t make it tomorrow….
I’m on the City of Long Beach Mailing list and I just received this email:
This is a public safety message from the City of Long Beach. On Friday, July 8, 2011 the City will present a fireworks display off the beach at Riverside Blvd. Because we expect large crowds, the City is supplying free shuttle buses to ease traffic from both east and west ends to Riverside Blvd. between the hours of 7pm and 11pm. Free parking will also be available in the LIRR parking lot and at the Lido West parking lot. Beginning at 7PM, Edwards Blvd will be closed to vehicle traffic and will be utilized as a pedestrian walkway. The Long Beach Police Department will be directing traffic throughout the day and we ask that you follow their direction. For shuttle bus routes and further information call the event hotline at 516-431-1000 Extension 4. Fireworks are dangerous and anyone found possessing or exploding fireworks will be subject to arrest. This is a public safety message. Thank you for your cooperation. Follow the Long Beach Police Department on Facebook or Twitter @ longbeachpd.
Of course the real question is: Will it rain tonight?