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4th of July in NYC

Independence Day means BBQ, fireworks and more 4th of July NYC events that make this summer holiday one of our favorites

Photograph: Grace Chu

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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k j
k j

This site was impossible to navigate, all I want is a calendar view, is that here somewhere???