Fourth of July events in New York City

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



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

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Eat well on Fourth of July

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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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

The ten best 4th of July songs

Declare your independence this July 4th with these righteous anthems



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