New York City kids want: fireworks! And they'll get them, and then some, on Tuesday when Macy's 4th of July Fireworks launch over the East River. Remember that the fireworks will be set off in a slightly different location this year, so check out our guide to the best viewing spots.
Earlier on Tuesday, Coney Island hosts another Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest, and Fantasy Forest in Queens throws Omar's 4th of July Spectacular for the under-7 set. Pace yourselves!
That's just Tuesday of this July 4th summer week. Bryant Park screens the Muppets Take Manhattan on Monday night, and then hosts Broadway casts for live previews on Thursday. In Brooklyn, Cirque Du Soleil brings its acrobatic smash OVO to the Barclay's Center, and Williamsburg's epic Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel gets going. See our guide to the best summer family festivals in July.
If all of that isn't enough for you (kids shout: more!), see our shiny new July GoList, or our event calendar, and our action-packed Summer Fun Guide with all the FREE fun events coming our way, plus the best of NYC beaches, splash pads, and even the closest water parks.