4th of July events in NYC

Independence Day means beaches, fireworks and other Fourth of July events that make this summer holiday one of our favorites

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4th of July Fireworks: Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks

Fete our nation's birthday in style. Whether it's a Fourth of July event like the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks or great things to do outside at parks and on NYC rooftops, we've got myriad ways to commemorate Independence Day in NYC.

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4th of July events and things to do

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Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks in NYC

Let the American Eagles fly, and the red, white and blue bikini tops shine!

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The 10 best beaches near NYC

Celebrate Independence Day with a visit to one of the best beaches near NYC

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Travel

Weekend getaways and day trips from NYC

Escape the city this Fourth of July with these weekend getaways and day trips

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The best NYC parks

Head to one of these spots to lounge during the day and watch the fireworks at night

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Bars

NYC's best rooftop bars

Have a cocktail high above the city and take in spectacular views of the fireworks

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The best picnic spots in NYC

Pack a picnic basket and head for a picnic spot this Fourth of July

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July events calendar

Summer is at its peak, and there's no shortage of wonderful events

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Restaurants

The best BBQ in NYC

Get your hands dirty at the city's best BBQ smokehouses

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Movies

50 American films, 50 states

In celebration of the big, bold USA, we take a trip through all 50 states via 50 indelible American films

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4th of July events in pictures

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Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks 2013

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Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks 2012

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Clubs

Live photos: The Liberty Belle Spectacular

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Photos: Fourth of July fireworks 2011

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