4th of July events in New York City 2017

Ways to witness the outstanding and spectacular 4th of July fireworks on Independence Day range from the Brooklyn Bridge or the Williamsburg Bridge, at Liberty State Park where you will get a waterfront view of the Statue of Liberty, aboard a boat, from rooftop locations, or by going to the One World Observatory.

There are many exciting patriotic celebrations to attend, many free, and here are just some of them.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

Bursting over the city’s skyline, this awesome and gigantic 41st annual spectacle with over 60,000 pyrotechnics can be thoroughly enjoyed in person beginning at 9:25 PM and lasting for 25 minutes or on television in a two-hour live broadcast starting at 10 PM. The barges that shoot off the fireworks will be located along the East River.

Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest 2017 - FREE

Nathan’s Flagship restaurant in Coney Island

July 4 – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Cheer on qualified champion male and female eaters as they compete in this world-famous contest that celebrated its 100th-anniversary last year. Legends in frankfurter eating swallow as many hot dogs and buns as they can in ten minutes. The schedule is 10:00 AM: Pre-show festivities including dance and musical performances; 11:00 AM: Women’s Contest; 12:30 PM: Men’s Contest.

This is one of the world's most notable “sporting competitions” and is even shown live on television on ESPN! The prizes include a large shiny trophy and a bejeweled Mustard belt.

Fireworks Cruise

Circle Line wants you to be in excellent seats on a brand new state-of-the-art boat with plenty of deck space outdoors and heated and air conditioned indoor seating that provides large windows for sightseeing. Witness the “largest display of patriotic firepower,” which is the Macy's Fireworks Spectacular. Also, sail within 100 feet of the Statue of Liberty and view NYC sights and landmarks. Party beneath the dazzling pyrotechnics with drink, food, and a live DJ. Enjoy the cruise a la carte or upgrade to the Premium ticket for an all-inclusive celebration that includes a private area with a festive buffet menu and an unlimited open wine, beer, and soda bar. The exclusive Top Deck Cruise gives uninterrupted views, a full buffet, and unlimited drinks.

Fourth of July at the Empire State Building

This may well be the best fireworks viewing spot in the city. Tickets get you a reception with premium wine, beer, cocktails, and snacks. Then head to the 86th floor's open-air deck for the magnificent sight of the fireworks.

Fourth of July Beach Party

This is a full day of the beach, live music, food, booze, and the incredible fireworks at 9:30 PM. Last year the party started at 9:00 AM and went on until midnight!

If you need New York ground transportation, you can count on our professional chauffeurs to drive you in style to any of these events. Our New York City limousine service will make all the necessary arrangements and will enable you to have a stress-free, convenient, and safe ride in a comfortable vehicle.

Posted on Jun 27 2017

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