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4th of July for kids in New York City

Here's how to plan a successful 4th of July for kids in NYC—fireworks, hotdogs and all. It'll be your best bash yet!

Allie Early
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Allie Early
Danielle Valente

Consider us your guide to 4th of July for kids in NYC. We've got you covered with the coolest things to do—from water park and beach visits to the famous Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest and fireworks shows. 

What is Independence Day?

The federal holiday celebrates America's independence from Great Britain on July 4th in 1776. It commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence by famous historical figures, including Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson.

When is Independence Day? 

The 4th of July is on the first Saturday in July.