Fete our nation’s birthday in style this 4th of July. On Monday, July 4, 2016, NYC will be the best place in America to celebrate Independence Day, with Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks bursting over the city’s skyline. From NYC parks to rooftop bars, we’ve got you covered on where to catch the most spectacular view of the show. Check out our guide to the biggest summer holiday and make the most of this year’s long weekend with plenty of things to do outside.
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Things to do on 4th of July in NYC
Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks in NYC
Let the American Eagles fly and the red, white and blue bikini tops shine!
The top 4th of July events in NYC
Looking for the best 4th of July events in NYC? Dance, eat, drink at these Independence Day happenings.
Find the best 4th of July party in NYC
At a 4th of July party in NYC, turn your weekend into an Independence Day celebration with fireworks and festivities
What time do the fireworks start in NYC tonight?
Tonight marks the 40th anniversary of the Macy’s fireworks show
Awesome last-minute things to do on the Fourth of July in NYC
We’re giving you 12 terrific reasons why you should absolutely stay in NYC to celebrate America’s birthday.
Five amazing last-minute day trips for the Fourth of July
Forget to plan ahead this year? Not to worry.
Four patriotic cocktail recipes for the Fourth of July
Celebrate the 4th with festive summertime cocktail recipes from NYC bartenders
The best restaurants open on July 4th in NYC
Celebrate Independence Day at the best restaurants open on July 4th, serving up everything from burgers to lobster rolls
The 15 best 4th of July sales you should shop this weekend
Set aside some time for retail therapy admist the fireworks and BBQ with these 4th of July sales
Festival of Independence brings free indie rock to the Seaport this 4th of July
Catch local indie-rockers Wild Nothing, indie-pop act Yumi Zouma, soul belter Lee Fields and more
Try to recreate these non-cheesy 4th of July nail art looks
Check out photos and pick up some inspiration for patriotic nails
Celebrate July 4th with $40 tickets to eight Broadway shows
Find out how to get your hands on cheap Broadway tickets this 4th of July
The 10 best patriotic songs for the 4th of July
Celebrate America by spinning this list of the best patriotic songs from Bruce Springsteen to Miley Cyrus
The 10 most patriotic movies ever
Even political cynics will be stirred by these patriotic movies and paeans to American virtue. (USA! USA! USA!)
The New-York Historical Society is hosting a "Summer of Hamilton" this year
The events will feature historical re-enactors as well as Hamilton’s actual desk
The full guide to Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2016
Everything you need to know about the gut-busting Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, New York
The best beaches near NYC
Celebrate Independence Day with a visit to one of the best beaches near NYC
Day trips from NYC
Take a break from city life with these beaches, outdoor adventures, wineries and more day trips from NYC
Weekend getaways from NYC
Escape the city this Fourth of July with these weekend getaways and day trips
The best NYC parks
Head to one of these spots to lounge during the day and watch the fireworks at night
NYC's best rooftop bars
Have a cocktail high above the city and take in spectacular views of the fireworks
The best BBQ in NYC
Get your hands dirty at the city's best BBQ smokehouses