It’s America’s big day, and although it’s on a Thursday (take an extra long weekend, why don't ya?), there’s no reason not to go all out at these epic 4th of July events. There are plenty of patriotic celebrations that include the best dancing, barbecue and places to imbibe in America's drink: Beer! From ragers atop some of NYC's most scenic rooftop bars to bashes held on some of Gotham’s best beaches, grab your sunscreen and your sunnies and prepare for some fun in the sun. After gorging on red, white and blue treats and drinks, settle in for the night at one of the best spots to watch the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks.
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For this mother of all pyrotechnic displays, Macy's will explode more than 70,000 fireworks choreographed to a patriotic score from the Brooklyn Bridge. Check out our guide for the best viewing spots and don't forget to bring your own picnic basket with beverages to toast our country's birthday.