Thursday, June 25th
The event is free; open to the public and includes fun activities for the kids, such as magicians, balloon artists, music performances and much more. The event will begin at 6 p.m., with the eating contest starting at 7:45 p.m. and the fireworks show beginning at 9:20 p.m.
This year, there will be two featured eating contests for 20 contestants. Whether it’s cannoli from Gino’s Pastry Shop or empanadas from Havana Cafe, participants are encouraged to submit their names for a chance to be a part of the 1st ever eating competition at the NY Salutes America event.
Anyone interested in being a part of the friendly and fun competition can either submit their names by e-mailing:firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 24, 2015, or give names before 6:30 p.m. on the day of the fireworks at Orchard Beach. Contestants will be selected at the beach prior to the contest, and must be present to participate. Winners of the contest will win a Bronx Prize Package.
Stay tuned for the flyer and more information.