Fourth of July in NYC

NEW YORK CITY - JUL 4: New York City Manhattan Independence Day firework show in Hudson River as annual traditional event to celebrate the birth of United States, July 4, 2010 in Manhattan, New York City.

This Monday, July 4, 2016, New York City will be one of the best places in the country to celebrate our nation’s birthday, with the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks sparking over the city skyline. From the best viewing spots, to rooftop parties, to fun Fourth of July events, we’ve got you covered on where to celebrate.

Watch the Fireworks

July 4, 2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display. With this special commemoration, it goes without saying that this is going to be a dazzling show. Though the fireworks will be launched over the East River, and are due to begin at approximately 9:25pm, you may want to head into downtown Manhattan, or over the bridge into Brooklyn to get the best views of the sparking lights. If you’re going downtown, South Street Seaport will offer incredible views of the fireworks, which will be set off on barges near Pier 17, and more barges between 16th and 34th street. If you’d rather head into Brooklyn, you can take in some great views from East River State Park in Williamsburg, or Berry Park in Greenpoint.

Fourth of July Parties and Events

If you’re looking for a fun rooftop spot to chill and watch the fireworks, there are quite a few options to choose from. Salvation Taco will be hosting a rooftop party on July 4th from 6-10pm, and for $45 you get a bucket of Montauk Summer Ale, tortilla chips and a bowl of guacamole. Get there early to enjoy live DJ music, and to secure your spot to watch the fireworks! There’s also the Red, White, and Brew Rooftop Party at Mr. Purple, which will be taking place Monday, July 4th starting at 4pm. Tickets are $50, and you can listen to some songs from DJ Phresh, chow on some hot dogs and burgers, and celebrate with buckets of Budweiser and Bud Light. Stay until dark to catch an awesome view of the fireworks from Lower Manhattan.

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