While everyone has already taken off for the Hamptons, Montauk, and wherever else to celebrate the fourth of July, we’ve got the scoop on everything that’s happening right here in NYC. And lucky for Brooklyn, the fireworks will be over the East River this year, so all you Brooklynites will have front row seats to the show!
Where to watch the Fireworks:
The annual Macys Independence day fireworks will be over the East River this year, which means that you can view all the action from the other side of the river this year!
1. Brooklyn Bridge Park
Main St, (at Fulton Ferry Landing)
2. Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Promenade
Columbia Heights, (between Middagh and Montague streets)
3. Brooklyn Bridge
Entry from St. James Place
Where to Celebrate:
1. Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest
1310 Surf Ave, Coney Island
Friday July 4th
2. Fourth of July Beach Party at Coney Island
Live music, booze, food, fireworks, beach view
Coney Island Beach
3. Prospect Park Couchsurfers’ Annual Potluck BBQ
Near the Prospect Park Picnic House
Suggested $3 donation to cover supplies
4. Fireworks on the Roof at Output
74 Wythe Ave
Doors at 3pm
Live music from Joey Anderson, Ge-Ology, and Turtle Bugg
5. Fourth of July Pig Roast
Free burgers and hot dogs
1. MoMA PS1: Warm Up
MoMA’s PS1 kicked off last weekend, and it’s sure to be just as good if not better this fourth of July weekend.
Lineup: DJ EZ, Todd Edwards, Maxmillion Dunbar, Ramona Lisa, J-CUSH
Tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door
Doors open at noon…3-9pm
2. MoMA PS1: Rockaway
MoMA PS1 and the Rockaway Artists Alliance have teamed up to bring a Summer long arts festival at Rockaway Beach. Go check out some art, take in some sun, and enjoy the beach!
3. Union Pool Saturday afternoon series “Summer Thunder”
Who doesn’t like free summer backyard party filled with live music, booze, and lots more?
484 Union Ave @2pm