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Fireworks set for Monday night in Ithaca

Live music and other entertainment will start at 6 p.m. on the Ballpark Field in Stewart Park. Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase with all proceeds benefiting a new fireworks fund. Entertainment for the kids will include a bounce house, face painting, balloon animals, plus games and prizes. Fireworks are scheduled to launch at 9:45 p.m. from Newman Municipal Golf Course, which will be closed to pedestrian traffic at 8 p.m. Viewing will be best from Stewart Park, however the fireworks may also be viewed from Cass Park and other locations throughout the city.TCAT will operate free, convenient bus service to and from the City of Ithaca’s Community Fireworks Celebration scheduled Monday evening, July 2, at Stewart Park. Buses with destination signs marked “Fireworks” will begin shuttle service downtown starting at 6 p.m. at both Green Street Station and Seneca Street Station and will make stops to and from Stewart Park using Cayuga Street in both directions. The “Fireworks” buses will stop at all corners along Cayuga Street and at the Ithaca High School and Boynton Junior High School parking lot.Those attending this event, which is free and open to the public, are urged to take advantage of the well‑lighted and convenient parking in downtown parking garages at either Green Street, Cayuga Street and Seneca Street as well as the schools’ parking lot.The shuttle service to Stewart Park will end at 9:30 p.m., just before fireworks are scheduled to begin.After the fireworks show, passengers are asked to immediately return to the specially marked bus stop at the entryway circle in Stewart Park to board for their return trip.Donations can be received at these locations or in buckets located throughout the celebration.A lead donation has been received from the family of fallen local resident, Marine Corporal Christopher Bordoni. A minute of silence will be observed at the event in honor of Corporal Bordoni.

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