The Great Bonac Fireworks will light up the sky over Three Mile Harbor on Saturday night, getting under way at 9:15 p.m. The extravaganza can be seen from beaches and other locations ringing the harbor, and will of course be viewed by hundreds on boats moored right in the harbor, under the firework lights.
Fireworks by Grucci will present the show, which has been a midsummer tradition, on or about Bastille Day, since it was inaugurated by George Plimpton in the early 1970s, continuing for decades as a fund-raiser for the former Boys and Girls Harbor camp.
Two years ago, the Clamshell Foundation, a local nonprofit, took up the fuse, so to speak. The group is hoping not only to cover the approximately $50,000 cost of the show, but to raise enough to make donations to other community groups.
Donations can be sent to the foundation at P.O. Box 2725, East Hampton 11937, or made online at www.clamshellfoundation.org.