Hundreds of people came out to take in the fireworks spectacle at Astoria Park on Monday.
As the sun went down, the Queens Symphony Orchestra played the 1812 Overture while attendees anxiously awaited to see the sky in lights.
— Tess McRae
Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, left, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, state Sen. Mike Gianaris, Councilman Costa Constantinides, Rep. Carolyn Maloney and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas take in the show.
Laila Wong, 3, left, and Natalia Febbus, 4, show off their lighted wands before the show.
Fireworks light up Astoria.
Dustin Glick shows his 2-year-old son, Julian, how to give a big smile.
The crowd is wowed by the pyrotechnics.
The Queens Symphony Orchestra plays the music of the 1812 Overture.