It’s time again to “ooo” and “ahhh” your way through the 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 13 great ways to spend fourth of July in NYC.
How do bottomless mimosas sound this Fourth of July? Well, this luxurious cruise is serving up just that alongside a patriotic 3-course feast. With menu highlights including Shrimp Cocktail, Eggs Benedict, Chicken and Waffles, and plenty more, you’re sure to enjoy a lovely day on the water. Once done dining step outside to take in the fresh air and astonishing views as you pass by the Statue of Liberty and other NYC landmarks. What more could you want?! Snag your tickets here!
When: Monday, July 4, 12p.m. – 2p.m.
2. Celebrate the fourth on the St. Cloud Rooftop at The Knickerbocker
Ring in Independence Day with unbelievable views at The Knickerbocker Hotel’s rooftop bar St. Cloud. Sip on one of The Knick’s signature martinis while being in the heart of the city overlooking the twinkling lights of Times Square. Plus, for a limited time, guests that reserve a room now get two welcome drinks on the St. Cloud rooftop and a late checkout. Learn more here.
When: Saturday, July 2, 4p.m. – 11p.m.
Join grammy-nominated artist Meek Mill during a special Fourth of July performance sure to be the event of the summer! Alongside some incredible DJs, this unforgettable night set at the infamous Coney Island Art Walls is 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. Get your tickets here!
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! Grab your tickets now!
When: Friday, July 1, 6:30p.m. or 11:45p.m.
5. Catch the annual Macy’s Fireworks Show
The Macy’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks are returning this year for their 46th anniversary. With dedicated viewing areas, the night will feature special new effects in 30 different shapes and colors. Over 48,000 shells and effects from barges on the East River will light up the sky at 9:25 p.m. Watch the 25 minute spectacular as patriotic music rings in the background! Read more about the show here.
When: Monday, July 4, 9:25p.m.
Sail to the Statue of Liberty and enjoy a special 4th of July fireworks show from a unique point of view. Take advantage of a full open bar, snacks, and more as you cruise along the NYC harbor and take in breathtaking views of the skyline! Reserve your spot now!
When: Monday, July 4, 5:30p.m. – 10p.m.
7. Experience the Macy’s Fireworks Show from 1,000 feet above the heart of Midtown
Experience the Macy’s Fireworks Show this year from a new vantage point at the iconic SUMMIT One Vanderbilt. SUMMIT is hosting an exclusive Fourth of July Celebration providing guests with mouthwatering BBQ bites from Blue Smoke alongside a premium open bar. With over 30,000 square-feet of mirrors across three viewing levels, featuring panoramic views and simulcast audio of the fireworks, SUMMIT will offer guests a boundless immersion experience this Fourth of July. Tickets are limited so get yours before it’s too late! You can purchase a ticket here.
When: Monday, July 4
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.
When: Friday, July 1, 10:30p.m. – 2a.m. (boarding at 10p.m.)
9. Scale the outside of a skyscraper to watch the fireworks from the sky
Adventure seekers will have the once in a lifetime chance to view the fireworks spectacle from a completely unobstructed perspective as they traverse City Climb, the highest open-air building ascent in the world. Climbers have the opportunity to scale the outside of a skyscraper more than 1,200 feet above the ground to be within the skyline as the celebration lights up the sky. Purchase your ticket here.
When: Monday, July 4, 7:45p.m.
10. Dig your toes in the sand at the Seaport Fourth of July Beach Fest
From Friday (7/1) through Monday (7/4), Seaport Square will be transformed into the ultimate beach oasis. Dig your toes in the sand, grab a drink from the pop-up bar, pick up a snack from an assortment of food trucks, and enjoy performances all weekend long on the main stage. Learn more here.
When: Friday, July 1, 4p.m. – 10p.m. / Saturday, July 2, 12p.m. – 10p.m. / Sunday, July 3 12p.m.-10p.m. / Monday, July 4 12p.m. – 8p.m.
Forget backyard BBQ’s, this cruise around NYC is offering the same delicious food but on the water, not to mention, there’ll be two fully stocked bars! Climb aboard the Queen Yacht and cruise down the river while you enjoy great music, drinks, and delicious BBQ food. You can purchase your tickets here.
When: Saturday, July 2, Sunday, July 3, Monday, July 4 / 2p.m. – 5p.m. (boarding at 1p.m.)
12. Make a splash at a rooftop pool party with 360º views of fireworks
Somewhere Nowhere is taking Independence Day to new heights this year with a rooftop pool party. Enjoy a live music access to the pool and lounge, incredible views of the Macy’s fireworks, BBQ food, and more. Head here for more information or to reserve your spot.
When: Monday, July 4, 3p.m. – 4a.m.
13. Participate in yard games, dance parties, and more at Tangram
This red, white, and blue family-friendly party will be kicking off the Fourth of July weekend with yard games, crafts, dance parties, and more! At Flushing’s newest destination, visitors can dance the day away with the help of a DJ while playing yard games like cornhole and giant Jenga before ending the day with a confetti cannon finale! There will be various giveaways throughout the day. Learn more and register here.
When: Saturday, July 2, 12p.m. – 3p.m.