If you haven’t done your 4e July plans again, we have suggestions that are sure to bring you and your group holiday fun and festivity. Celebrate with food and fireworks in the New York area.
Front row fireworks
Front Row Fireworks gives you the best views of the 46th Annual Macy’s Fireworks Show at the East 34th Street Heliport. This special engagement provides exclusive access to the very limited East Riverfront area where guests will be at the center of America’s most renowned fireworks spectacle. But that’s not all! Enjoy life-size versions of Jenga, ping pong, chess and more from New York’s Clinton Hall and Slate venues, plus live music, gourmet BBQ food, drinks and more ! This event is family friendly and will run from 6-9:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets for this event, which starts at $35, visit:
Circle Line 4th of July Fireworks Cruise
Circle Line’s summer slate also includes a 4th of July speciale Fireworks cruise where guests can declare their independence from the holiday crowds and celebrate the 4th of July from the water. This fun event spans a five-hour cruise along the Hudson River, culminating with more than 40 minutes of breathtaking views of New York’s 4th of July fireworks. Visit the Circle Line website for more information on all of their cruises at https://circleline.com/.
Somewhere Nowhere-BBQ and Pool Party with a view of the fireworks at 112 W 25th Street
Nothing says ‘4th of July celebrations’ better than a rooftop barbecue party by the pool. Somewhere Nowhere, a two-level indoor lounge and outdoor rooftop pool located on the 38/39th floors of the Renaissance Hotel, offers guests the best 4th of July celebrations with a captivating view of the fireworks from New York and a breathtaking 360º view of the Manhattan skyline as a backdrop. Plus, guests can sip cocktails while enjoying a dedicated barbecue menu featuring poolside burgers, jerk chicken, hot dogs, and music from Major Lazer’s Walshy Fire. And direct views of the fireworks. The Doors open at 3 p.m. Buy your tickets .
ART Soho in Arlo Soho | ART Soho Rooftop Cookout, at 231 Hudson St, free
A quaint way to celebrate the 4th of July, ART Soho located on the rooftop of Arlo Soho offers stunning views of the New York skyline and the Hudson River with an exciting new cocktail program to pair. While enjoying a rooftop barbecue with burgers and fries from chef Carsten Johannsen, guests can enjoy the New Jersey fireworks while drizzling them with a themed blue Margarita with cherry garnish. Open during regular rooftop hours (4 p.m. to midnight), the new cocktail menu offers refreshing frozen cocktails (frozen and margaritas), mini-bottle service paired with in-house mixers, and avant-garde cocktails inspired by the arts, such as his Pineapple Punch, Santa Teresa, 1796 Solera Rum, Plantation Pineapple Rum, Pineapple, Pomegranate, Ancho Chili, Lime, Maple & Fig Old Fashioned, Old Forester Bourbon, Apple Brandy, Fig, Maple, Orange and Angostura Bitters and Kiwi Swizzle with Avion Silver Tequila, Kiwi, Cucumber, Apple and Lemon. The hours are from 4:00 p.m. to midnight. Visit https://www.arlohotels.com/arlo-soho/eat-and-drink/arlo-roof-top/
Party of the Day at Coney Art Walls
There is nothing more essential in New York than a day and a night in Coney Island. Celebrate Independence Day in style at Coney’s Art Walls (3050 Stillwell Ave), an annual urban cultural arts event filled with live music, performances and a rotation of DJs spinning throughout the day. Meek Mill will headline the show this year with sets from DJ Spade and DJ Chase B. There will be stunning fireworks to follow, making this an event not to be missed. The Day Party was founded by nightlife entrepreneurs Yuval Eder and Tal Goldfus with Roc Nation music mogul Lenny S and influencer Jason Boone. This year, club owner Richie Romero joined the team as a strategic brand partner. This year’s special event is for ages 18 and up and will run from 3 p.m. to midnight on July 4. Food and beverages will be available for purchase onsite from various vendors. Tickets start at $39 and are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting .
Estuary at One15° Brooklyn Marina
The Estuary at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina in Brooklyn Bridge Park, will be open as usual until 6:00 p.m., when it will close its expansive outdoor patio and require paid reservations to view the fireworks inside and outside the restaurant. From its perch at the end of the park, Estuary offers a partial view of the Macy’s July 4e New Jersey fireworks and fireworks. Special Estuary BBQ dishes, expertly prepared by Executive Chef Dennis Hatzinger, include ribs and BBQ chicken and Elote street corn will be available all weekend in addition to its all-day menu. In addition to its barbecue specialties, customers will have the opportunity to order from its all-day menu throughout the weekend, which features favorites like its fresh shucked East Coast and West Coast oysters. with mignonette and cocktail sauce, Calabrian prawns and the estuary’s signature burger with caramelized vidalia onion, gouda, b&b pickles, special sauce sandwiched in a brioche bun served with julienne fries. Reservations are $30 per ticket for bar seating, $40 per ticket for dining room seating, and $50 per ticket on its outdoor patio with the cost of the ticket deducted from the bill at the end of the evening.
RoofTop at Exchange Place
This season’s hottest rooftop bar, Rootop at Exchange Place (1 Exchange Place, Jersey City), offers the best seats in the house for the 4th of July show ending the famous family’s fireworks Grucci on the Hudson River. With a breathtaking view of the fireworks and spectacular views of the New York skyline, the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River, partygoers can choose from several party meal packages to enjoy an evening to remember. The Rooftop at Exchange Place relaunched on May 12, 2022, with an all-new menu, new vibe, new cocktails, and all-new management and wait staff but with the same incredible view. The new menu is inspired by regional American cuisine with strong Mid-Atlantic/New Jersey roots showcasing local farms and artisan products. The new presentation and service culture is top notch with fun and innovative twists to engage customers and create memorable experiences. The place is open seven days a week from Sunday to Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and from Friday to Saturday from 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. For 4th of July reservations and package details, click HERE.
ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY will hold a festive celebration on 7/4
On the evening of July 4, One World Observatory will host a patriotic celebration that offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the New York skyline (and beyond!) while feasting on an unlimited supply of Americana-themed food and drink. An all-inclusive ticket will include unlimited premium cocktails from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and past meals ranging from holiday classics such as hot dogs, pretzels and waffle fries to more elaborate dishes such as macaroni and cheese truffles, churros, cheesecake lollipops and assorted ice creams. The event will take place 102 floors above street level and will run from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. EST, with doors opening at 8:00 p.m. To attend, guests must be at least 21 years old and tickets must be purchased prior to arrival. Availability is limited and no tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, please visit this link.
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