'Quiet fireworks' set for Monday at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown

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If things that go boom aren't your thing, the Department of Environmental Management is holding a “quiet fireworks” display Monday at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown.

From there, viewers can watch Newport’s annual Fourth of July display at Fort Adams State Park with less noise exposure.

Depending on weather and atmospheric conditions, the explosions of fireworks can be heard many miles away, so the viewing event at Beavertail will not be noiseless.

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However, the increased distance from Newport will allow viewers to enjoy the sparkle of the fireworks at greatly reduced noise levels.

Leashed dogs are allowed

Rhode Island state parks have organized this event for patrons with hearing and sensory sensitivities.

Leashed dogs are allowed if the leash is no longer than 6 feet. Children must always be accompanied by an adult. The viewing is wheelchair-accessible and stroller-friendly.

The event will run from 9 to 10 p.m., with a rain date of Tuesday.

For more information on DEM programs and services, visit dem.ri.gov.

This article originally appeared on The Providence Journal: Quiet Fireworks at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown Monday