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Happy 4th of July, from New York City!

Published: June 29th, 2018

Bring out those sparklers, don your best red, white and blue, and get ready to celebrate our nation’s birthday, the NYC way! Oh, Independence Day is on a Wednesday? THAT DOES NOT STOP THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS! Check out all the ways to celebrate the 4th of July:


New Yorkers will tell you the best firework display in the world is the show over our skyline on July 4th. Make sure you don’t miss it, so get there early for the best viewing spots along the East River Greenway in Manhattan or the Williamsburg and Long Island City waterfronts. Macy’s has this suggested list for the best points to catch the show:

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks © NYC & Company/Phil Kline.


Looking for somewhere to enjoy an ice cold beverage along with some good ole American backyard grill menu? Look no further then Watermark Bar at Pier 15. From noon to midnight, enjoy the gorgeous view of the Brooklyn Bridge with some fantastic foods, FYI this event is FREE! Reserve your spot here:


If rooftop day clubs are more your speed, check out The DL Rooftop 4th of July Day Party. From 2pm – 6pm, enjoy an amazing rooftop with a great party scene to help celebrate this momentous occasion.


Nothing is more American than a hot dog eating contest on the Fourth of July. Head over to Coney Island to see who will win the Mustard Belt this year and maybe grab yourself a hot dog or two.

The battle to become top dog is intense. Don’t take our word for it, take theirs.

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Watch the Fireworks and enjoy the view from One World Observatory at the top of One World Trade Center. American Fare and a 2 hour Open Bar with an unobstructed view of the East River, who would want to pass this up?

Lower Manhattan, Manhattan

Lower Manhattan, Manhattan © NYC & Company/Kate Glicksberg.


Want front row to the Macy’s 4th of July Firework Show? Then look no further then charting a yacht onto the East River to watch the fireworks as you indulgently sip Signature Cocktails and enjoy a gourmet buffet with a live DJ. Now that’s a birthday celebration!


Need help deciding? Or just need help to book one of the above? Don’t hesitate to give our concierge team a ring, they would be happy to help you celebrate. Feel free to reach out to them at; or


Happy 242nd Birthday America!

Empire State Building Fireworks

Empire State Building Fireworks. Photo Credit: