The rockets red glare — and other colors, too — burst in the air above Fort Totten during an early Independence Day pyrotechnic extravaganza Wednesday night.
Hundreds of residents from Bayside and surrounding communities gathered on the fort’s parade grounds to watch the light show that the Bayside Historical Society and City Councilman Paul Vallone presented.
The festivities began before sunset with musical performances from the MichelleMarie RockBand Camp and the Phil Costa and Something Special Band. Vallone along with other elected officials — including Public Advocate Letitia James, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Rep. Grace Meng and Assemblyman Ed Braunstein — were among those in attendance.
Shortly after sundown, the Long Island-based Fireworks by Grucci lit up the night sky with a 15-minute pyrotechnic show set to patriotic music.