Big Bang Postponed



It’s not every day that we blow up a bridge in Westchester. And although hundreds have been lining up for weeks to see the blow up of the last remnants of the Tappan Zee Bridge on Saturday, sorry to say, it’s not happening. So, Saturday is a bummer, not a blow up.  For those that had already borrowed binoculars for the demolition scheduled for January 12th, please note the demo has been postponed due to forecasted high winds.

Nevertheless, some people will use any excuse for a party. Witness our friends (the party animals) at Lyndhurst who are bulking up on champagne for the big blow up, now postponed with a new date not yet in sight. Lyndhurst has touted its veranda as an ideal viewing spot which is accessible for the price of a parking ticket on the grounds, purchased in advance, or perhaps there’s room for the walking public.  For those who have never been to Lyndhurst, this is your chance to visit with a BIG BANG.  Ten lucky people will get the royal dynamite treatment; they will see the old bridge drop into the water from the mansion’s observation tower while balancing a mimosa.  Truth be told, this tower served as a sleeping porch built by the second owner, George Merritt, for his enjoyment of stargazing. However, there will be no sleepovers allowed, only stargazing and the BIG BANG. BTW, it was Merritt who named the mansion Lyndhurst, in case you wondered. The tower is four stories high and there is no elevator so I will not be attending. This event is obviously not for the faint at heart or for acrophobics. Whenever this fireworks show is rescheduled, it may require shutting down the New York State Thruway, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, if you are looking for something exciting to do this weekend short of a BIG BANG moment, visit our “Top 5 Arts Picks” page and let ArtsWestchester be your guide.

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