4th of July in NYC guide

Here's where to find the best BBQ, stunning fireworks and more 4th of July events going down in NYC

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Anthony Quintano

Celebrate our nation’s birthday NYC-style this 4th of July. On Thursday, July 4, 2019, NYC will be the best place in the country to celebrate Independence Day, especially since its the home to the incredible Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display. From NYC parks to rooftop bars, we’ve got you covered on where to catch the most spectacular view of the show set against the city's skyline. Check out our guide to the biggest summer holiday and make the most of this year’s long weekend with plenty of epic parties and things to do outside.

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Board a 4th of July fireworks cruise for incredible views of the pyrotechnics show

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Let the American Eagles fly and the red, white and blue bikini tops shine!

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At a 4th of July party in NYC, turn your weekend into an Independence Day celebration with fireworks and festivities

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Celebrate Independence Day at the best restaurants open on July 4th, serving up everything from burgers to lobster rolls

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Even political cynics will be stirred by these patriotic movies and paeans to American virtue. (USA! USA! USA!)

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Celebrate Independence Day with a visit to one of the best beaches near NYC

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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

The best rooftop bars in NYC
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The best rooftop bars in NYC

Have a cocktail high above the city and take in spectacular views of the fireworks

The best BBQ in NYC
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The best BBQ in NYC

Get ready to get your hands dirty at the best BBQ restaurants in NYC, including top-notch smokehouses and rib joints

The best picnic spots 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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The best photos of the Fourth of July fireworks in NYC

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k j

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