It’s the biggest holiday party weekend of the year! However, with the holiday falling on a Tuesday this year, you might have to cancel on travel plans to stay local for work the next day. If you haven’t come up with plans yet, no worries! The Untitled Magazine has put together a list of parties, events, and shows happening in New York on Fourth of July!
Beach Vibes Only
If you are more into the beach, Brooklyn Night Bazaar is for you! It has taken over Jacob Riis Park to bring you a summer-long market filled with music and food. Food vendors such as Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue will be set up to fill your stomach. You can also burn off those calories with a walk on their historic boardwalk. Dirty Boogie, Edward Askew and Big Vic and Bekah will deejay on the holiday to give you awesome live music while you sunbathe. Be sure to bring a few friends for a great day!
For the Foodies
If you are a foodie looking for a great 4th of July spot, the Seaport District is perfect for you! Located in downtown Manhattan, the area has been transformed into an urban garden scene as a part of Seaport Summer 17. This set-up is complete with a Food Lab featuring chefs from around the country and a Garden Bar with rare beers. In addition to the food, Seaport District NYC and Chase Sapphire have come together to bring The Seaport Summer Concert Series. On July 4th, it will host the Blue Note Jazz Festival. The event is curated by Blue Note and will feature headliner David Sanborn, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.
Concerts and BBQs
Speaking of music, there are multiple concerts with different types of music. If you are into EDM, Governor’s Island is the place to be. Tiësto, KSHMR, Cheat Codes and AAZAR are all preforming on the island from 4 pm to midnight with great views of the fireworks. Onderdonk House on Flushing Avenue is hosting a musical event with Eli Escobar with disco flavors and a BBQ from 1 pm to 9 pm and its free with an RSVP. At Sunnyvale in Brooklyn, they are having a “Rock of July” party that includes music from Afro-Columbian band Combo Chimbita, and including Stuyedeyed, Holly Overton with Midnight People, and more! The party includes cornhole, drinking, and dancing, and only costs $10.
The Best Rooftops in Brooklyn
If you are a Brooklyn native, there are still amazing rooftops with great views and drinks all around! Northern Territory at 12 Franklin Street in Greenpoint has a huge rooftop bar that with only a $60 entrance fee for their Fourth of July party. Tickets go on sale at 4 pm on the fourth, so get there early! The Brooklyn Grange Navy yard is another place to put on your list. They are serving food from a ride range of different cultures, wine, beer, and a dance floor to burn all the calories! It is pricey at a $130 fee, but the views are sure to be priceless.
Manhattan Rooftop Bars
NYC is known for its rooftops, which are at their peak during the summer. They are some of the best spots for viewing the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks. Check out our guide to some of the best rooftops in Manhattan HERE. Also we hear Hudson Terrance Rooftop will be hosting “The Big Bang” starting at 2 pm and everyone who arrives before 4 pm with an RSVP gets in free!
Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show
What’s a Fourth of July without fireworks? Macy’s is back with its annual fireworks show on the East River. You can watch more than 60,000 pyrotechnics light up the sky all over the city as it syncs up to music from the West Point Band and Glee Club. The show starts at 9:25 and goes on for 25 minutes. There are viewing areas different areas of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, or you can watch it from your home on NBC at 10PM if you feel like relaxing after a long day!
What will you be checking out on this Tuesday celebration?