SCOTIA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — After initially canceling the annual fireworks show at Jumpin’ Jack’s, the Village of Scotia has announced that the show is back on. The Schenectady County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night to provide financial, public safety, and other assistance for the event.
The fireworks show, set for June 30, was canceled due to concerns about not having enough safety resources to accommodate thousands of attendees. Since then, the Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Glenville, and other neighboring municipalities have offered support for the event.
“As soon as we canceled our annual fireworks display our community partners stepped up in a big way to ensure the show could go on,” said Scotia Mayor David Buccifero. “The invaluable support and assistance pledged by the Schenectady County Legislature along with support from CDTA and SUNY Schenectady to provide free parking and shuttle service to the event has enabled us to move forward with this family-friendly event.”
The annual event will go on as scheduled on June 30 starting at 7 p.m. with a ski show by the U.S. Water Ski Show Team and music at Freedom Park from Joe Adee and the LugNuts at 8 p.m. The event ends with a fireworks display sponsored by Jumpin’ Jack’s.
In an additional comment to NEWS10, Mayor Buccifero said this is a big undertaking by the village and he sends his thanks to those involved with putting back on the show. “All of the support has helped us put on the event and provide a level of comfort for everyone’s safety,” he said. Buccifero also thanks Jumpin’ Jack’s for their years of continued support.
“We’re very happy it’s back on. Glad everyone could get it figured out,” said Jumpin’ Jack’s owner Mark Lansing. “It’s a big deal to the community and it’s a big deal to us. We are excited.”
Lansing said he is going to talk to the Chief of Scotia Police on Thursday to coordinate the safety and traffic aspects of the event. The Jumpin’ Jack’s parking lot will be closed after lunch on June 30 to lessen how many cars are there after the show.
Getting there and parking information
The Western Gateway Bridge will be closed at 6 p.m. for westbound traffic. For eastbound traffic, the bridge will be closed at 4 p.m. If you are coming from the east and need to go west or north, you can use either Freemans Bridge or Route 890 West to exit 1A.
If you are coming from the east, you can park at the Schenectady Community Parking Lot and walk across the bridge to the Scotia side or enjoy the fireworks from the parking lot. There will be limited $10 parking inside Collins Park. There is also parking on many of the village streets that are not marked with no parking signs.
- Collins Street
- James Street
- Church Street
- Catherine Street
- 1st Street
- Sunnyside Road
- Washington Road
- Irving Road
- 5th Street
- Washington Avenue
- Little Mohawk
Temporary “no parking” signs will be posted on the following streets from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
- Bevis Street (both sides)
- Bruce Street (odd side)
- Catherine Street (odd side)
- Church Street (both sides)
- Collins Street (both sides)
- First Street (odd side)
- Glen Avenue
- Iroquois Street (both sides)
- Irving Road (even side)
- James Street (odd side)
- John Street (both sides)
- Knickerbocker Road (odd side)
- Lee Avenue (both sides)
- Lincoln Street (odd side)
- Livingston Avenue (both sides)
- Ten Broeck Street (both sides)
- Riverside Avenue (odd side)
- Sanders Avenue (odd side)
- Schonowee Avenue
- Short Mohawk Avenue (both sides)
- Ten Broeck Street (east side)
- Sunnyside Road
- Van Winkle Avenue (odd side)
- Vley Road (odd side)
- Wallace Street (odd side)
- Washington Avenue (both sides)
- Washington Road (even side)