The fourth of July is the day Americans celebrate their independence. In celebration, families take time to spend with one another and celebrate our great nation. New York City is the home of America’s Statue of Liberty and offers a wide range of options for celebrating the holiday.
Ideas for 4th of July celebrations in NYC include:
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
Since 1976, individuals in NYC have celebrated the 4th of July with Macy’s firework show. Fireworks are launched from the Brooklyn Bridge and are displayed over the East River. There are a number of prime locations for watching the fireworks including Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and from Lower Manhattan on the side of the East River.
Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Held annually on Coney Island, Nathan’s hot dog eating contest is world renowned. More than 40,000 individuals will observe the contest while enjoying all that Coney Island has to offer.
Travis Fourth of July Parade
Since 1911, the Travis Fourth of July parade has celebrated the small Staten Island town’s role in the Revolutionary War. In addition to the parade down Main St, awards are given to the residents with the best house decorations for the 4th celebration.
Fourth of July Beach Party
Coney Island Beach’s 4th of July party runs from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and includes live music, a variety of foods, drinks galore, and the beach. The location between W 37th and Brighton 15th Streets is easily accessible via public transportation.
Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball
Played in MCU Park, the Brooklyn Cyclones will take on the A-ball team from the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition to all of the fun of being at a ball game, there will be a fireworks show that begins after the ninth inning of the game. This option is affordable, with tickets as low as $10 for all of the excitement of a professional baseball team.
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