12:22pm

Thu July 4, 2013
Independence Day

Pretty much everything lights up on the 4th of July

Communities across central and northern New York this week are playing with glow sticks, grilling hot dogs and looking up at the night sky to watch a fireworks display.

Here's a postcard from Wednesday evening's Independence Day festivities at Emerson Park in Auburn, N.Y.

What's your favorite part of celebrating Independence Day? Let us know by leaving a comment below.