4th of July events: How to spend Independence Day in NYC

Independence Day in NYC means fireworks, hot dogs, BBQ, beaches, picnics and other 4th of July events that make this summer holiday one of our favorites.



Fete our nation's birthday in style. From 4th of July events like Macy's Fourth of July fireworks to the best parks and beaches, we've got myriad ways to commemorate Independence Day in NYC.

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On the blog: 4th of July posts

Wearing the American flag on the Fourth of July

Happy Independence Day! Here's how to show your patriotic streak by gracefully incorporating Old Glory into your wardrobe.

Statue of Liberty reopens July 4th

After being shuttered for repairs—and to fix post-Sandy damage—the iconic attraction is finally reopening.

Exclusive Fourth of July playlist

Your July 4th BBQ will be a lot better with Brooklyn punk band So So Glo's summery mix, made exclusively for TONY.

See the Declaration of Independence

See original copies of the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence at the NYPL's "Foundations of Freedom" exhibit.

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Eat well on Independence Day

Summer BBQ essentials

Stock your larder and keep the outdoor party going all summer long with the best go-to gear for a backyard barbecue.

The best BBQ in NYC

Get your hands dirty at the city's best BBQ smokehouses, plus our primers on regional styles and smoked-meat terminology.

Best parks for grilling

The barbecue is a Fourth of July tradition, so gather your friends and fire up the grill in one of these park barbecue areas.

Hot dogs!

In honor of the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating contest, held each year on July 4th, we present our favorite tube-steaks in town.




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Events calendar for New York City

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    On the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four arriving s...

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