There’s really no better place to enjoy July 4th than in New York City. With the huge of variety of things to do, places to see, and delicious things to eat and drink, the options are endless. From taking in the sun rays at Rockaway Beach, to enjoying the rollercoaster at Coney Island to watching the most spectacular firework show, here are our fave things to do on July 4th.
Watch the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Show: The 41st annual show is said to be their largest display in more than a decade. The fireworks can be viewed between 24th Street and 41st Street on the East River. The fireworks start around 9:25 p.m., and the show will last 25 minutes. From Manhattan, you can watch the show at the following locations: E 42nd Street & FDR Drive, E 34th Street and FDR Drive, E 23rd Street and FDR Drive, E 16th Street and Avenue C and Houston Street and FDR Drive. For more info, please click here.
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks
July 4th Beach Party: Enjoy the holiday surrounded with live music, booze, delicious food, fireworks and a beach view. Get their early to get a good spot and be ready to take in the beautiful NYC sun rays all day long. The party ends with an incredible firework display at 9:30PM. For more info, please click here. Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Riis Park Beach Bazaar: This annual summer-long market and concert series is back and better than ever for this holiday weekend. The boardwalk will be filled with tasty food vendors and you can sunbathe and swim while enjoying some live music. For the special Fourth of July edition, Dirty Boogie, Edward Askew and Big Vic and Bekah will be DJing. For more info, please click here. Rockaway Beach, Queens.
Midsummer Night Swing: David Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band: On July 4, Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing will play the music of Louis Armstrong when David Ostwald’s Eternity Band delivers hits by the American trumpeter. Be ready to dance all night and if you need a warm-up, come early and take a free dance class. For more info, please click here. Lincoln Center, NYC.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest: You can’t celebrate fourth of july without eating a hot dog, are we right? Celebrate the holiday right and indulge your senses by entering (or watching) Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Taking place on July 4th from from 10am to 2pm, trust us- this is one event you do not want to miss! For more info, please click here. Coney Island, Brooklyn.
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