PHOTOS: Fort Hamilton hosts annual Fourth of July celebration

It was an early Fourth of July celebration at the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hamilton.

Despite some earlier rain, the day featured plenty of fun with food, vendors, live music, and of course, fireworks.

On Saturday, July 1, the base held its 2017 Independence Day Celebration as it played host to a concert that featured genres such as salsa, oldies and R&B. Among the artists who performed were the Mile Zero Band, Los Ciegos Del Barrio Latin Band, R&B performer Raine Torae, and America’s Sweethearts.

“Despite the drenching thunderstorm that roared through Brooklyn Saturday evening, the annual Fort Hamilton July 4 concert was a success,” said base spokesman Bruce Hill. “It was scaled down from previous years as we invited local artists from the surrounding area to perform for services members, their families, civilian employees and local residents.

“Despite the weather, the evening turned out to be another successful one. As the storm approached, we all continued to enjoy activities indoors until the storm passed,” he added. “Once it did, a double rainbow welcomed our return outdoors to pick up where the concert left off.  The event ended with a fireworks display over the Narrows about 400 yards from the Belt Parkway.”

The evening, which began at 6 p.m. and ended around 10 p.m., was a family-friendly event. It took place behind the Fort Hamilton Community Club.

The patriotic event ended with a bang with a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m.

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