Hudson is lucky to be home to the 110-year-old fireworks company American Fireworks. While they do shows for 100s of bigger cities, they always put on tremendous shows for their hometown folks.
We had such good seats that these were taken without any zoom and no cropping has been done.
"I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more." -- On Independence Day, John Adams, July 2, 1776