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Today, July 3, 2022, the music fest and fireworks have returned to Kensico Dam Plaza.  As I am writing this I know it is a madhouse there.  However, we live close enough to see the fireworks from our house.

I am so glad that we can because there is limited parking, carpooling is being recommended.   Nevertheless, if you get there, admission and parking are free.

People who go can bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating as well as a picnic supper.

The Music Fest is presented by Westchester County Parks and sponsored by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company and the Westchester Parks Foundation with support from radio station 100.7 WHUD.

I just finished up making the potato salad for tomorrow.

This is always a hit at our 4th of July picnic and I don't want to disappoint.  The color you see with the potatoes is crumpled bacon.  It is mean to serve hot so I transferred it to a steam tray and will put out warm tomorrow.

Hope you have a wonderful Independence Day!

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Comments (20)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Grant- I love bacon in my potato salad!!!!!  We'll be watching the fireworks on PBS tomorrow night!!!  Hope you enjoy your Fourth of July!!!

Jul 03, 2022 07:47 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Grant Schneider thank you, and wishing you a Happy 4th of July Independence Day too. Enjoy the festivities!

Jul 03, 2022 09:01 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Grant great minds think alike I just finished making the Potato Salad for tomorrow, mine is not like yours it is the old traditional one like grandma made:) yours reminds me of the German Potato Salad... On a side note I miss bacon:) Wishing you a very Happy Fourth of July, Endre

Jul 03, 2022 11:19 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is convenient for you that you can see the fireworks from your home!  I have never known potato salad to be served warm, that is interesting to me.

Jul 04, 2022 04:34 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Grant... how special to be able to see fireworks from your own backyard. People who live in Mt Holly near the US Whitewater Center can also enjoy them from their decks.... but sadly this year they eliminated the fireworks. Wishing you a sparkling July 4th and I have no doubt your warm potato salad will be a hit!

Jul 04, 2022 05:05 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Grant. The wife and I will be listening to the fireworks from our balcony but viewing will be limited thanks to all the new construction here in downtown Chicago. My son will have excellent views of the fireworks at Navy Pier. Enjoy your view!

Jul 04, 2022 05:06 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Kathy - you would love this.  I hope you and the entire family have a great celebration

John - same to you.  Let the celebration begin.

Endre - yes, this is German Potato salad but I would also love to try yours.

Brian - if you go to a German restaurant have it with bratwurst and Weissbier.

Nina -  I guess I am not up for going there in person but in a few years I will bring the grandsons.

Wayne - oh I am sure that will be great.  I have been to Navy Pier.

Jul 04, 2022 05:29 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Monday morning, Grant. I hope you are enjoying this holiday weekend.


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Jul 04, 2022 05:32 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, nice you live so close and still can enjoy the celebration.  Your potato salad looks YUMMY.

Jul 04, 2022 05:41 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy  - I am and I wish you and Dolores a good holiday.

Hi Joan - part of the festivities.

Jul 04, 2022 06:00 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Great that you were able to watch the festivities Grant, and Larry and I really enjoy home-made potato salad!

Jul 04, 2022 06:34 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, what fun, Grant! Your potato salad looks delicious! We have enjoyed large fireworks displays from our deck and dock for the past 2 nights and I'm sure tonight won't disappoint either! The people at the lake do a better show than most of the city shows in our area - it's crazy good, especially as it reflects over the water.

Enjoy your picnic today!

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Jul 04, 2022 07:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant and Happy Independence Day to you.  I hope you have lots of plans to relax today!


Jul 04, 2022 09:00 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant I hope you have a very special 4th of July today!!!

Jul 04, 2022 11:15 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant,

I see why that potato salad is a big hit. I will bet that serving it warm really brings out the flavors.  YUM!

Happy Independence Day


Jul 04, 2022 02:28 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I hope you had an enjoyable 4th of July, Grant.  And, I hope you have a good week.

Jul 05, 2022 12:27 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Grant. I hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend.

Have a great day and a very productive week.

Jul 05, 2022 04:53 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Grant,

I hope that you and yours enjoyed a wonderful Independence Day weekend !



Jul 05, 2022 02:12 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Music festivals and fireworks displays are great ways to celebrate the 4th. I'm with you, though, it is nice when you live close enough that you don't have to drive to the venue. I absolutely love Debe Maxwell, CRS view from the lake. I was on vacation last week, and while at the beach, we enjoyed an unexpected fireworks display at 9 pm. All I had to do was walk out to the balcony and we had quite the show.

PS: You had me at bacon. :)


Jul 05, 2022 04:49 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

My German friends always prepare a hot potato salad and after I got used to it I really enjoy it. It is Vundabar Grant 🙂

Jul 08, 2022 03:43 PM