In about eleven days, it’s America’s birthday, and although it’s on a Tuesday, there’s no reason not to go to this awesome 4th of July in NYC events. There are plenty of patriotic celebrations happening, including dance parties, barbecues, and even a cheeky burlesque show. From ragers atop some of NYC’s most scenic rooftop bars to bashes held on some of Gotham’s best beaches, block up and prepare your hide for some fun in the sun. After gorging on barbecue and drinking the day away, make sure to find the best spots to watch the 4th of July fireworks. We leave you with a plan for the whole day.
Lovers of jazz music, unite! on July 4, Lincoln Center’s alfresco danceathon taps into the music of Louis Armstrong when David Ostwald’s Eterniry Band delivers hits by the American trumpeter. Show off your fancy footwork, or if you’re worried you’re not ready to bring it, come early and take a free dance class to learn the dips and spins.
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Let the American Eagles fly and the red, white and blue bikini tops shine! It’s time for 4th of July Fireworks, NYC’s epic celebration of all things America and one of the most exciting things to do in summer. Check out Macy’s pyrotechnic spectacular as it bursts over the East River and some of the best New York attractions. And don’t forget to look out for other smaller but still dazzling displays like the Coney Island July 4th Fireworks Spectacular from our favorite lookouts rooftop bars and parties.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks occur over the East River and the show begins at 9:25pm on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The show during the fourth annual Freedom and Fireworks Festival at Jersey City starts after dark. These displays should last about 25 to 30 minutes.
The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are set off from barges located on the East River spread between 24th and 41st Sts. Jersey City will be displaying fireworks at Liberty State park where you’ll get a waterfront view of the Statue of Liberty.
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