It is almost time to celebrate America’s independence and enjoy the long weekend ahead. The Fourth of July marks a time to partake in summer festivities including barbecues, beach trips, and of course fireworks. Whether in NYC or the Hamptons we have rounded up some of our favorite ways to celebrate this classic American holiday from firework displays to parties.
Whether viewing the fireworks or going to a rooftop party spending the Fourth of July weekend in New York City is never a bad idea. Here are some of our favorite things to do in order to celebrate.
The 5th Annual Freedom Fest at Pier 15
This annual event is celebrating its 15th year this year. The event features a top DJ, a dinner buffet fully stocked with Fourth of July classics such as burgers and hot dogs, an open bar, and most importantly an excellent view of the fireworks. The event will run from 6:45-11:00pm on July 4th. Tickets are $205 per person.
View the Fireworks from any of the Free Viewing Spots Around the City
This year Macy’s will be hosting its 43rd annual fireworks display with fireworks launching from the Brooklyn Bridge and barges along the lower east river. The fireworks can be viewed from many locations across NYC including Brooklyn bridge park, and dedicated viewing sections on FDR drive, or any place with unrestricted views of the bridge. The firework display will begin at 9:20pm on July 4th.
Circle Line Fourth of July Cruise
Get an incredible view of the fireworks and the NYC skyline this July 4th on circle line cruises. Cruise down the Hudson river with complimentary beer, wine, and a buffet. Tickets are $229.
Fourth of July events will be taking place all throughout the week out East in the Hamptons. Here are some of our favorite places to celebrate or view the fireworks.
Southampton Fresh Air Home’s American Picnic
This Hamptons classic event will be taking place for its 32nd year on Friday July 5th from 7-10pm. Featuring fireworks by Grucci, carnival games, a picnic, dancing, and music this event is perfect for families and and event not to be missed.
Sag Harbor Yacht Club
With one of the best Hamptons fireworks display, pulling in around 20,000 viewers a year the Sag Harbor Yacht Clubs annual John A Ward Independence day fireworks display is back. The event is set to take place at 9:30pm on Saturday July 6th and can be best viewed from the marine park, Sag Harbor Wharf, or Havens beach.
Veuve Clicquot Champagne Pool Party
Set to take place at the Topping Rose House on July 4th from 1-5pm this pool party is not to be missed. Featuring a DJ, a grill out, and champagne this event is a great way to kick off fourth of July weekend. Tickets are $50 and include two glasses of champagne.