4th of July Events in NYC

By Swathi Ramaswamy on Jan 08, 2019
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It is America’s birthday, and there is no reason not to go out and celebrate midweek. There are plenty of celebrations happening to fete the nation’s Independence Day and no better place than NYC in America to celebrate the day. The festivity includes dance parties and burlesque shows, barbeque and lots of drinking. Let us not forget the best part of the day, the fireworks! Here are a few of the spectacular 4th of July events in NYC that you must not miss out on.

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 1.Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

You simply must visit the pyrotechnic display at Macy’s where they set off a fireworks display with more than sixty thousand of fireworks. The firework display is arranged in such a manner that it takes up the form of a thirty-minute long patriotic event. When you visit the area, make sure you find the spot with a clear view of the fireworks.

2.Wasabassco’s Big Burlesque Celebration for the fourth of July

The constantly hot, glittering and that's only the tip of the iceberg, while the Wassabassco is always back at the time of the celebrations in this town! The entire troupe offers you a liberal dose of sexually charged dose of striptease and makes sure that you enjoy the show in the most patriotic feel as they showcase their many talents in the traditional national colours. With many talents, the best attractions are the troupe’s hula-hoop and juggling expertise. 

3.Hot Dog eating contest 

What more of a celebration than food? Eat hotdogs in front of the entire country and win prizes too this fourth of July. Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest, at Coney Island, is the world’s best-known food competition. Thousands of people gather to watch as the talented few gulps down gluttons to prove just how much of America’s delicacies they can stomach within 10 minutes. The current record is 68 weiners, and if you feel you can break that, you definitely should give it a try

4.Travis Parade

Looking forward to celebrating the day by eating warm, small-town pie surrounded with tiny red, white and blue flags that dance freely in the gentle breeze? Go to Staten Island where the spectators cheer for the marching bands and colourful floats. Travis village has a deep history dating back to the colonial days which even exceed the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The parade has been going on there since 1911, making it the oldest parades in the Fourth of July Parades that take place in the United States of America. Take a ferry there to catch a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty.

5.Brooklyn Grange fireworks for Fourth of July

For an all-American nation meets enormous city feel, make a beeline for the Brooklyn Grange housetop cultivate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This grill with a view serves "Elective Eats" (a.k.a. cuisine from various societies) to remind us what "Makes America Great Again!" The picnic is trailed by a nearby perspective of the Macy's firecrackers show and a moving party where you can consume off every one of the calories from drinking brew and wine throughout the night.

6.Beach Parties for the Fourth of July

Head out to the beach for the best experience of the day with live music, booze and fireworks. The party begins at 9 pm and goes on until midnight. You can enjoy an entire day of partying and can even get a drunken ride on the cyclone. The fireworks display takes place at 9:30 pm and the best locations to view the fireworks from are the Steeplechase Plaza and the Coney Island Boardwalk.

7.LIC Flea party for the Fourth of July

This outside bazaar in Queens ordinarily peddles its wide cluster of retro products and collectables and also finger-licking flavorful eats on the end of the week, yet to pay tribute to Independence Day, the flea welcomes you to turn out and party on Wednesday, July 4. Share in sometime in the future drinking at the all-Queens Beer and Wine Garden, serving blends from spots like Single Cut Beersmiths and Queens Brewery. Best of all, you'll have a splendid perspective of the Macy's firecracker show.

8.Freedom and Fireworks Festival at Jersey

Head to Liberty State Park in New Jersey for an entire day of American festivity. The park is only a short ferry ride from the city and lies right under the Lady Liberty herself. It has a magnificent view of the Ellis Island, the Hudson River and the famous Manhattan Skyline. The program starts at around 1 in the afternoon and includes carnival rides, food and beverages laden trucks, and live music. The perfect day is ended with fireworks above the Statue of Liberty as a tribute to the Nation.

9.Hornblower Hybrid Cruise Fireworks

The Hornblower Hybrid is an eco-friendly yacht which has a special cruise for the Fourth of July. You can enjoy a buffet of American foods that are generally taken for a picnic, such as corn, codfish cakes, chicken breasts and pork sliders. The yacht sails to a prime spot on the East River where the fireworks boom over the heads of the guests. The beauty is exceptionally high as the fireworks are not obstructed by the tall buildings and the heads of other people. You can dance to the live DJ and enjoy the excitement of freedom aboard this cruise.

10.The Cornucopia Majesty 

The Cornucopia Majesty a thirty thousand-foot-long yacht that allows you to enjoy the event of Independence Day celebration from its beautiful open decks! This exquisite yacht allows you to marvel at the beauty of NYC and offers you a beautiful view of the city amidst all the celebrating. Appreciate perspectives of your most loved milestones and gathering to the hints of a live DJ as you hold up to get a perspective of the Macy's Fireworks. Move to your most loved Pop, Hip-Hop, and Top hits and appreciate a full supper buffet with your friends and family. Devour heavenly dishes, for example, penne ala vodka, boiled potatoes, and that's just the beginning. 

Regardless of what drink you need, there is plenty to taste and drink here, enjoy your day to the fullest. This splendid yacht journey offers you a view of the city like never seen before and lets you enjoy your evening in the most memorable way possible. 


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