My wife and I are new to the area...and given the age of our boys (3 & 6) we think it might be a bit much to go downtown on July 4 and fight the crowds to see the fireworks. I've done some searching and seen some vague information about watching fireworks from somewhere across the river like Rensselaer...but really haven't found and details about exactly where the best viewing spots are. We're not concerned about being terribly close, as our youngest probably won't enjoy them if they are too loud...but I'm curious if its even worth finding a spot across the river or if we'll still fight crowds and traffic to do so. Our alternative is just see the fireworks following the Valleycats game on the 4th and 5th. Any suggestions would be great!