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June 24, 2019 - 4:24pm
posted by Billie Owens in fireworks, news, batavia, FOURTH OF JULY.

Press release:

As we approach the July 4th Independence Day holiday, Fire Chief Stefano Napolitano of the City of Batavia Fire Department would like to remind the residents of the City of what is allowed by law.

“We want to ensure that our residents enjoy the holiday in a safe and responsible manner,” Napolitano said.

The law enacted on Jan. 1, 2018, states that buying, selling, and using sparking devices (not fireworks) is only legal in the counties and cities that have not enacted a local law pursuant to section 405.00 of the Penal Law of New York.

These sparking devices are legal everywhere in the state except for in Bronx, Columbia, Kings, Nassau, New York, Queens, Richmond and Schenectady counties.

According to the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, "Sparking Devices" are considered, “ground-based or handheld devices that produce a shower of colored sparks andor a colored flame, audible crackling or whistling noise and smoke.”

Napolitano also stated, “These sparkling devices can only be bought and sold from June 1st to July 5th and from Dec. 26th to Jan. 1st in any given year.”

Furthermore, the law states that “Sales of sparklingdevices by certified temporary stands or tents can only occur from June 20th to July 5th and Dec. 26th to Jan. 1st in any given year.”

According to Napolitano, allowable sparkling devices under the law are sparkling fountains, sparklers on wooden sticks (not metal sticks), smoking devices, snakes confetti-filled party poppers and paper-wrapped snappers.

Non-allowable and illegal devices include firecrackers, bottle rockets, roman candles and any other aerial devices.

Lastly, Napolitano said,” It is important to take the necessary fire safety precautionary steps when usingthese devices. Last year there were a reported 12,900 fireworks-related injuries (in the United States)."

If any resident has questions regarding what is allowable or would like information regarding safety precautions, they can call the City of Batavia Fire Headquarters at 585-345-6375.

July 2, 2018 - 9:39am
posted by Allison Lang in fireworks, family, northgate.
Event Date and Time: 
July 3, 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Starting at 7pm come out and enjoy some fun games, delicious food and a great view of the local fireworks display. Rain or shine we will have something for all ages and a time you won’t want to miss. Bring your family and friends to Northgate’s North Campus and celebrate with us.   8160 Bank Street Road Batavia, NY 14020
June 13, 2014 - 11:17am
Event Date and Time: 
July 26, 2014 - 7:00am to 11:55pm

Byron Heritage Festival   July 26, 2014


      Where is the center of the Universe?  On Saturday, July 26, it will be Byron, New York.  So look it up on MapQuest, orient your GPS and set your Bat-radar for Byron.  Your life will improve, the community’s spirit will be lifted, flags will wave, and the world will be better!  Just look at these great activities and special events taking place throughout the day:


July 5, 2011 - 1:25am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Batavia Muckdogs, dwyer stadium, fireworks.

The Muckdogs put on a great fireworks display for July 4th. Here are a few pictures taken from inside Dwyer.

Later, I'll post pictures from the game and Picnic in the Park.

More pictures after the jump:

August 1, 2010 - 3:39pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, Batavia Muckdogs, photos, fireworks.


Another great post-game fireworks show at Dwyer Stadium on Saturday.

Here's three photos of the show.



July 4, 2010 - 1:21am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, photos, fireworks.


The Batavia Muckdogs provided the second of two July 4th Weekend fireworks shows after tonight's game.

Note: There is no home game July 4, so don't expect fireworks.

More pictures after the jump:

October 17, 2009 - 9:46pm
posted by Bea McManis in fireworks, celebration.

Anyone know who had the fireworks and why?  I watched them from my window, so they were south east of Main St.  Any ideas?fireworks.jpg

August 15, 2009 - 8:25am
posted by Bea McManis in music, entertainment, sports, fireworks.

Whoever coordinated the music to the fireworks, last night, did a fantastic job. 

The fireworks are always fun and the music selection was perfect for the evening.


Also, sat with a couple, from California.  They couldn't say enough about Batavia and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience at the game.  One comment made me laugh, though.  She asked about winters and if we got any snow.  When we admitted that we do get snow, she asked, "How do you go out in it?" 


July 24, 2009 - 10:43pm
posted by C D in batavia, fireworks.

It's about 7 minutes past 10 o'clock and I'm seeing fireworks northbound on Bank Street off Main Street.


I'll try and get a few pictures with my cellphone.


UPDATE: Got some pictures. I'll post them in a little bit. Turns out the fireworks were coming from Dwyer Stadium. Sorry about the spacing on the original post. I was using my phone and rushing to get everything typed out to get some pictures before they stopped.

Click here for pictures

July 11, 2009 - 12:35am
posted by Bea McManis in muckdogs, sports, fireworks.

A quick shout out to Chris, with the Muckdogs, who did a fantastic job at coordinating the fireworks and music  after tonight's game.

Great job!

May 22, 2009 - 3:44pm
Event Date and Time: 
June 13, 2009 - 11:00am to 11:00pm

The Bergen Business & Civic Association (BBCA) announces the 20th Annual Bergen Park Festival and Parade on Saturday June 13, 2009.


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