Fourth of July
A list of fun events to attend in New York City during Fourth of July weekend. Getty Images/Spencer Platt

Ah, Fourth of July weekend is finally here. It’s a time to sit back, relax and enjoy the freedom our Founding Fathers intended us to have. As long as clear skies prevail in New York City, there are plenty of fun events to attend.


The best fireworks display in NYC is of course the “Macy’s Firework Spectacular” on the East River. The show lasts for nearly 30 minutes and can be seen in most places in Queens and Brooklyn where there aren’t obstructions. New Yorkers can also head to the F.D.R, where there will be one lane closed just for spectators. For those who want to see the gorgeous display of pyrotechnics, but can’t make it, live stream footage of the event can be watched here.


What better way is there to spend the Fourth of July than on a boat? New York City offers various different cruise options for sea enthusiasts. Viewing the fireworks from a boat is one of the best ways to see the show, but it’ll cost you. Most cruises are $300 or more, and since many of them have open bars, you have to be 21 or older. Still interested? Click here to check for availability.


There are a couple of options for people who want to hear live music. “Broadway’s Super Club” 54 Below is going to have a special performance on the Fourth of July. Broadway singers will join the band “1776.” Together, they will tell the story of John and Abigail Adams, Benjamin Franklin and more. There’s also another option: Not only will viewers see a great firework show on the East River, there will be performances by singers like Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran and Gloria Estefan. “All About That Bass” singer Megan Trainor was scheduled to perform, but had to cancel since she strained her vocal cords.

Happy Fourth of July!

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