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For the 4th of July, we chose a less-crowded event than the Macy’s Fireworks this year, and stayed in Westchester County.

We went to a special Independence Day Fair at the John Jay Homestead.

Books Cupcakes and Cats Chasing Chipmunks; Independence Day; Fourth of July; 4th of July; John Jay Homestead; John Jay; New York; Westchester County

Books Cupcakes and Cats Chasing Chipmunks; Independence Day; Fourth of July; 4th of July; John Jay Homestead; John Jay; New York; Westchester County

John Jay was Governor of the State of New York and the first Chief Justice of the United States. He also was one of the authors (with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison) of the Federalist Papers.

Books Cupcakes and Cats Chasing Chipmunks; Independence Day; Fourth of July; 4th of July; John Jay Homestead; John Jay; New York; Westchester County

Books Cupcakes and Cats Chasing Chipmunks; Independence Day; Fourth of July; 4th of July; John Jay Homestead; John Jay; New York; Westchester County

There were many activities for children and adults, and we mostly walked around the porperty after enjoying a hot dog and a cheeseburger. My favorite part was the Herb Garden!

[Click on any picture to open the diaporama and enlarge the pictures]

This was a very nice and original way to spend the Fourth of July.

I already had the occasion of watching the Macy’s fireworks with the NYC skyline in the background in the years before. Indeed, my husband (then fiancé) even filmed the whole show back in 2008, when I first brought him in New York City. I will share the video with you tomorrow.

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