6 Love It
Save it

4th of July in NYC guide

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

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Anthony Quintano

Fete our nation’s birthday in style this 4th of July. On Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 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.

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do in the summer in NYC

Things to do on 4th of July in NYC

The top 4th of July events in NYC
Things to do

The top 4th of July events in NYC

Looking for the best 4th of July events in NYC? Dance, eat, and drink at these Independence Day gatherings.

The best 4th of July fireworks cruises in NYC
Things to do

The best 4th of July fireworks cruises in NYC

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

Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks in NYC
Things to do

Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks in NYC

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

Find the best 4th of July party in NYC
Nightlife

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

Five amazing last-minute day trips for the Fourth of July
Blog

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
Blog

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
Restaurants

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 10 best patriotic songs for the 4th of July
Music

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
Movies

The 10 most patriotic movies ever

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

Try to recreate these non-cheesy 4th of July nail art looks
Blog

Try to recreate these non-cheesy 4th of July nail art looks

There are few holidays where it’s totally feasible to coat your nails in red, white and blue polish

10 food-packed ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in NYC
Blog

10 food-packed ways to celebrate the Fourth of July in NYC

Here are all the food-and-drink parties and specials you need to know about for the holiday weekend

More ideas for how to spend 4th of July

The best New York beaches
Things to do

The best New York beaches

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

The best NYC parks
Attractions

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
Bars

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
Restaurants

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
Things to do

The best picnic spots in NYC

Pack a picnic basket and head for a picnic spot this Fourth of July

NYC events in July 2017
Things to do

NYC events in July 2017

Summer is at its peak, and there's no shortage of wonderful events

Day trips from NYC
Travel

Day trips from NYC

Take a break from city life with these beaches, outdoor adventures, wineries and more day trips from NYC

The full guide to Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Things to do

The full guide to Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Everything you need to know about the gut-busting Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, New York

Photos of 4th of July in NYC

The best photos of the Fourth of July fireworks in NYC
Blog

The best photos of the Fourth of July fireworks in NYC

Top Instagram photos of Macy's 4th of July Fireworks 2016
Blog

Top Instagram photos of Macy's 4th of July Fireworks 2016

Best Instagram photos of 4th of July fireworks
Blog

Best Instagram photos of 4th of July fireworks

4th of July fireworks photo recap
Things to do

4th of July fireworks photo recap

 

Show more

Archive coverage of 4th of July in NYC

The Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks are back on the East River with a giant show
Blog

The Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks are back on the East River with a giant show

20 firework shows New Yorkers should see before the Fourth of July
Blog

20 firework shows New Yorkers should see before the Fourth of July

Best concerts and parties to hit up in NYC this Fourth of July
Blog

Best concerts and parties to hit up in NYC this Fourth of July

Empire State Building to put on a patriotic light show for Fourth of July weekend
Blog

Empire State Building to put on a patriotic light show for Fourth of July weekend

Show more

Comments

6 comments
k j
k j

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