06/26/2019 - 06/30/2019 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Yorktown Heights Firemens Carnival 2019
Yorktown Heights Firemens Carnival 2019 Week kicks off Wednesday, June 26th, 7pm. The family friendly Mardi Gras Parade is Saturday, June 29th, 6:30pm.
2019 Sponsors: Brooklyn Brewery, Peroni, & Yuengling
Brooklyn Summer Ale
Summer in Brooklyn is all about following your impulses, winging it from beaches and barbecues to stoops and rooftops.
Peroni Nastro Azzurro
With style at its heart, the sleek new design draws inspiration from our rich Italian heritage. The signature of the founding father of Peroni, Giovanni Peroni, is engraved on the bottle.
D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, is a family owned and operated brewery built on strong heritage and traditions with a commitment to producing the highest quality Lagers, Porters and Ales for our wholesalers, retailers and consumers.
Yorktown Heights Firemens Carnival 2019, Wednesday, June 26th, 7pm.
The Yorktown Heights Engine Company #1 was formed on March 8, 1909 by a group of 33 concerned citizens in the town of Yorktown. After collecting or purchasing some rudimentary firefighting equipment, a barn on Maple Ct. was used as the company’s first firehouse. In 1916, the company built a permanent firehouse, on property now known as Commerce St. In May of 1920, the Yorktown Volunteers purchased a 1920 Reo Fire Engine, the first piece of motorized fire apparatus for the company. Also in 1920, the first Fire Department Carnival was held in July, a tradition that still remains to this day. As the population and development of Yorktown increased greatly in the following decades, a new fire station was built on the same property of the first firehouse. In 1968, the Yorktown Heights Fire District purchased a 100 foot Seagrave Ladder truck, the first aerial piece for the district.
What started as a small group of citizens and one fire apparatus in 1909, has now developed into a fully operational fire department. Even though the organization still bears the name “Engine Company #1”, the company provides full fire suppression services to the Yorktown Heights Fire District, as well as several specialized services.