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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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Things to do on 4th of July in NYC

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Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks in NYC

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The top 4th of July events in NYC

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The best beaches near NYC

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Day trips from NYC

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Weekend getaways 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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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 BBQ in NYC

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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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Photos of 4th of July in NYC

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Best Instagram photos of 4th of July fireworks

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4th of July fireworks photo recap

 

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Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks 2013

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Archive coverage of 4th of July in NYC

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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???