If you live in or are visiting New York City this Independence Day, take part in one or more of the many events celebrating the occasion. From the heart of the Big Apple to Brooklyn or Queens, there are plenty of fun Fourth activities to enjoy. Here are a few highlights:
Where to Watch Fireworks in NYC
Imagine overlooking the Manhattan skyline from a cool, grassy area with friends, family and a stunning firework display. You can do this from Brooklyn Bridge Park to experience the best views. Arrive early to secure your spot and keep up to date with the latest weather conditions. The Macy’s-sponsored fireworks show is scheduled for 9PM.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is Accessible via A/C, 2/3, 4/5, F and R subway lines. View the Brooklyn Bridge FAQ for more details. The fireworks can also be seen on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge along the East River. There are also other parts of Manhattan and Queens in areas where the sky above the East River is visible.
Baseball Games & Fireworks at MCU Park
Grab a seat at MCU Park and join in on one of America’s favorite pastimes, baseball. This year at Coney Island’s MCU Park, The Brooklyn Cyclones will play the Williamsport Crosscutters. Grab a hot dog, a round of beers and have a grand time with friends and family. Stay until the end to see Fourth of July fireworks on the field. MCU Park can be accessed by taking the D, F, N or Q trains to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.
Location: MCU Park, 1904 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn
New York Walking Tours: Sightseeing the Historic Revolution
July 4th is fun for the food, fireworks and festivities, but its historical significance is important to remember. Consider taking a walking tour in Lower Manhattan to learn about some of the famous sites, monuments and figures that lead to this special day. Stops include the grave of Alexander Hamilton, the place where President George Washington gave his Inaugural Address and more. This two hour tour starts at 11am and 2pm on July 4th. Find out more here.
Location: Intersection of Broadway and Murray Street – Gated Entrance to City Hall Park in Manhattan.
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