Have you seen them in stores and thought, "Wait, is this a test? Fireworks for sale in NY? Where's the cameras?" No, you really can buy them and it is all legal.

As of June 1, 2015, small fireworks (sorry no big explosions or Roman Candles) are allowed to be sold in NY, as long as the local municipality agrees. Governor Cuomo signed this bill last November. 

Previously, only a few counties had said that selling fireworks was ok. According to the NYS Police website, the following Hudson Valley counties have said it is okay to sell the "sparkler devices," Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Ulster, Sullivan and Greene.

The fireworks will not be available all year long, only during the time period of June 1-July 5, 2018 and also December 26, 2018 - January 2, 2019.

Do you have fireworks at your house or do you go to a fireworks show that is put on by a municipality?

A few reminders about Firework Safety:


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