12 Fantastic Ways To Celebrate The 4th Of July In NYC This Year

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12 Fantastic Ways To Celebrate The 4th Of July In NYC This Year

Get out your red, white and blue, because 4th of July in NYC is upon us!

It’s time again to “ooo” and “ahhh” your way through next weekend. That’s right, 4th of July is right around the corner and we’ve got tons of ideas on how you can celebrate! From yacht cruises to dining under the fireworks, there’s so many incredible ways to get patriotic and celebrate the birth of the U.S.

Here are 12 great ways to spend 4th of July in NYC in 2020:

1. Enjoy a 4-Course Brunch Cruise

How do bottomless mimosas sound this Fourth of July? Well, this luxurious cruise is serving up just that alongside a patriotic 4-course feast. With menu highlights including Grilled Shrimp Cocktail, Crab Cake, Eggs Benedict, Brioche French Toast, New York Style Cheesecake, and plenty more you’re sure to enjoy a lovely day on the water. The cruise even features a live piano performance to dazzle you while you dine. What more could you want?!

You don’t want to miss this—grab your tickets here!

2. Join Doja Cat for a Special Live Performance in Coney Island

Celebrate the release of Doja Cat’s  ‘Planet Her’ album during a special Fourth of July performance sure to be the event of the summer! Listen to the icon herself alongside some incredible DJs for an unforgettable set at the infamous Coney Island Art Walls, hosted by The Day Party. You’re sure to spend your 4th dancing and singing along. In addition to the concert, ticket holders will also gain exclusive access to view the Coney Island Fireworks Show.

Hurry and get your tickets now!

3. Sail the East River on a Party Yacht

Hop on the Queen Yacht at the Skyport Marina and voyage on the river for a high-energy celebration that you won’t forget. Take in unparalleled skyline views and join a live DJ blasting Hip-Hop, Reggae and Latin Pop tunes that will keep you dancing all night long. And when you’ve worked up an appetite, make sure to grab a bite to eat and drinks on board!

Get your whole crew together and grab your tickets now!

4. Catch the Annual Macy’s Fireworks Show

The Macy’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks are returning for their “biggest show yet,” shared Mayor Bill de Blasio. With dedicated viewing areas for vaccinated and non-vaccinated people, the night will also feature spectacular performances including Coldplay, Black Pumas, Reba McEntire and Tori Kelly! 65,000 shells and effects from barges on the East River will light up the sky at 9:25 p.m. for the 45th anniversary of the show. Watch the 25 minute spectacular as patriotic music rings in the background!

Read more about the show here.

5. Indulge in a Lobster Dinner with Firework Views

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For a night of decadence, enjoy your holiday with a lobster buffet featuring 1 ¼ Lobster, Grilled Chicken Breast, Peel & Eat Shrimp, Caprese Salad, Appetizers, Sides and the best part (besides the delicious lobster): an open bar! Cruise around Manhattan and pass gorgeous sights like the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and end the evening with an even greater view of the fireworks!

Live up your Fourth of July and get tickets now!

6. Sail & Sightsee on the Water


Get an unobstructed view to the Macy’s Fireworks and city lights from the water. Order mouthwatering meal options like Apricot Glazed Chicken over RiceTender, Pepper Steak over Rice, or Crispy Baked Tofu Teriyaki over Rice. Guests can enjoy the 2-decks with open seating for panoramic sights of iconic New York City spots.

Reserve your spot now!

7. Experience this Theatrical Speakeasy Extravaganza

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Let mixology and music bring you into a world of enchantment at this unique Speakeasy Live show. Get a flight of five unique hand-crafted cocktails to pair with your lavish night. Enjoy performances by NYC’s best cirque and burlesque dancers at “Broadways Best Restaurant,” Bond45.

Transport to the ritzy, burlesque-era this Fourth of July and get your tickets today!

8. Stargaze on the Hudson River

This scenic two-and-a-half hour cruise makes for a night of dining and dancing under the stars. Enjoy a splendid buffet-style meal and a fully stocked bar as you take in 360° views of the city. Some of the menu highlights include Rosemary Roasted Chicken, Oven Roasted Flounder with Spicy Tomato and White Bean Ragu, Penne Marinara, Roasted Broccoli with Toasted Garlic and Chili Flakes, and Field Green Salad with Balsamic Dressing.

Purchase your spots on the cruise now.

9. Have a Fourth of July BBQ on a Boat

Forget backyard BBQ’s, this cruise around NYC is offering the same delicious food but with a front row seat to the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Spectacular, not to mention, there’ll be an open bar! Climb aboard the Clipper City Tall Ship and watch the night sky light up while you sip on specialty red-white-and-blue themed cocktails. Dance to the DJ’s set and watch or join the crew raise 6,000 feet of sails into the air!

You can purchase your tickets here. 

10. Dance with DJs Sparrow and Barbossa on the Harbor


Party with spinning tracks all night long on this DJ Yacht cruise that will have you moving to the beat! The boat consists of two spacious floors with impeccable sound systems. Cheers your friends with fantastic cocktails and amp up for a Fourth of July like no other!

Get ready to dance the night away by grabbing tickets here.

11. Patriotic Paint Party!

This popular Painting Party is bringing a special 4th of July celebration right inside the comfort of your home. In this hour-and-a-half course, an expert artist will guide you through the creation of painting your very own American flag. No experience is needed to join in and all supplies are provided. Release your creativity while the instructor guides you step by step!

Purchase tickets right here.

12. Watch Fireworks on the Infinity Yacht


You’ll be able to take full advantage of the holiday on this three-and-a-half hour yacht that will cruise around all the sights including the Statue of Liberty, the Freedom Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Ellis Island. Dance to your favorite hits while you watch the fireworks on the open-air deck.

For tickets, click here!

For even more ideas for how to celebrate 4th of July, click here!

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