Happy 4th of July! The highlight this weekend no matter where you are is of course - fireworks. In New York City there is the huge annual fireworks spectacular courtesy of Macy’s and if you plan on taking it in make sure to read our post on where to get the best view of the show. We also have the scoop on the best fireworks displays on Long Island and in New Jersey.
If you are staying in town this weekend, don’t fret, you don’t need a backyard or beach house to have a lot of fun, there are festive, patriotic and Americana events going on all around town. Dan Zanes is performing a concert in Battery Park where the audience can join in on the big brass parade finale (bring your own horn!) There are fireworks and live music from the Staten Island Philharmonic on Staten Island and an ecologically correct sand castle contest in Coney Island. While you are out on Coney Island don’t forget to check out the other annual 4th of July event – the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
This is also the first weekend of July
which means many area museums are offering free admissions
and special programming during select times. And for many of us it is a three day weekend
so you may be looking for something to do on Monday, check out our Summer Fun Guide
or 100 Free Things to do this Summer
for some awesome ideas.
Happy 4th of July! Have a great one.