4th of July fireworks safety tips from MPD

4th of July fireworks safety tips from MPD

MPD sent out an email with their annual "July 4th Fireworks Safety Tips" -- basically, the fireworks you see all over the skies of DC are totally illegal, but that's never stopped the night's festivities. Here's MPD's things to think about for the holiday and fireworks:

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4th of July events

Pic courtesy of Flickr user  Danny Huizinga  

Pic courtesy of Flickr user Danny Huizinga 

Tomorrow is Shoot Off Fireworks At All Hours Like a Maniac Day -- I mean, Independence Day. 

If you're looking for things to do, here's two!

Starting at 12 noon, there's a Ward 4 Block Party at 800 Ingraham St NW at the Truesdell Education Campus. The Mayor's Office is holding a series of block parties around the city(#FRESH Fourth of July Block Party). There will be music, activities, food and "good times with leaders from the Executive Office of the Mayor and the Metropolitan Police Department."   

Later in the day, you can head over to the Armed Forces Retirement Home and enjoy a day of events sponsored by the Friends' of the Soldiers Home. Staring at 4pm and ending at 9:30pm when the fireworks end, you can enjoy a community softball game at 4:30, kids events like face painting, carnival games and trout fishing, food trucks (hella yes to DC Ballers, Captain Cookie and Lemongrass, my local favs - I'm already hungry), an Anheuser Busch Beer truck (say what?) and lots of music. Parking is $5. At the end of the evening you can watch the national fireworks from downtown with a clear view from the field.

Or you can stay home cause it might rain. But what kind of patriot would you be then?

Drew Schneider

Local DC blogger in Petworth, Washington DC.

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