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4th of July events in New York City 2017


With funky shops, incredible restaurants, and can't-miss sightseeing, New York City is one of the best places to visit any time of year. But it becomes a different kind of attraction all together over the 4th of July when a dizzying array of events and outdoor activities are planned. If you're thinking about spending the 4th in the Big Apple, we've rounded up some of the best events you should have on your list.

The Fireworks

One of the main reasons people come to New York City for the 4th of July, of course, is to see the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks. This year is the 41st anniversary of the Macy's fireworks show. It will start at around 9:25 PM and last about half an hour, accompanied by a synchronized soundtrack of classic patriotic tunes.

You can view the fireworks from several different locations in the city, but you'll get the best views by far from locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens that have an uninterrupted view of the sky above the East River.

In Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Grange at the Navy Yard will be having an all-night barbecue and dance party. Another option is a cruise on the East River, which will offer an incredible up-close view of the pyrotechnics.

The Attractions

If you're interested in spending a bit more time in the Big Apple, you can extend your day to include some sightseeing. The following museums will all be open on the 4th: the Statue of Liberty, Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum. If you have kids, the Met, as it's known to locals, is a great place to let them blow off steam and give them some cultural exposure at the same time. The Met has several dining options, many of which are family-friendly.

The Eats

What's Independence Day without a barbecue and some beer? Blue Smoke, at 255 Vesey Street in Battery Park, offers a range of the classics: ribs, pulled pork, hush puppies, and mac 'n' cheese. They also have gluten-free options.

In Brooklyn, Berry Park has a rooftop bar and a fun, buzzy atmosphere. As a bonus, the rooftop bar has a good view of the East River.

The Accommodations

Many of New York City's best hotels also offer rooftop views of the East River. If you're looking for a place to stay, try the Hotel Indigo, a classy hotel in the Lower East Side. It has great views toward the east and south, and the neighborhood itself, notable for a gritty, music-infused past, is also worth exploring.

When you're headed to New York City for a crowded, event-filled day like the 4th of July, our limo service in NYC and Queens can make your trip much easier. Our chauffeurs also provide limo service to Brooklyn, so you're never out of options for which neighborhood you want to visit first. Our vehicles are comfortable and luxurious and will take you from the airport to your destination in style.

Posted on Jun 27 2017

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