THE BRONX - Thousands of residents are expected to watch the annual Orchard Beach fireworks in the Bronx tonight.

The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with family activities, games and music. The fireworks show is expected to begin at 9 p.m.

The Bronx show marks the start of the holiday weekend. Residents also say many will attend the Annual Fourth of July Macy's Fireworks Display at 9:20 p.m. this year over the Hudson River.