The 4th of July is a great weekend to be in New York, it’s one of the best cities to celebrate the American holiday in. If you are afraid that you are going to be bored for another summer holiday, think again. Here are some ideas for what to do this holiday weekend all around New York.


1.)   Macy’s 4th of July fireworks

Catch the best fireworks display in the nation on Monday. 40,000 fireworks will be lit off for a 25-minute spectacle that can be seen all over the city. The best place to view this display is near the Brooklyn bridge, but you have to get there early.


2.)   Nathan’s famous hot dog eating contest

There is nothing more American than over eating and you can catch the most famous hot dog eating contest in the world. For the 44th year this contest has been at Coney Island and will continue to draw thousands in as you watch people stuff themselves for 10 minutes straight.


3.)   Fourth of July beach party

This takes place at Coney Island beach and has all the best things America has to offer, beach, booze, sun, and hot dogs. What is better than that?


4.)   Red, White and Brew pub crawl

This takes place in East village and boasts amazing drink deals and an exciting atmosphere. All American drafts are only $2 each so drink up in the name of America!


5.)   Bryant park summer film festival

Catch an awesome summer flick on the 4th! On Monday, Top Gun will be viewed and popcorn and other food will be for sale. This a must do especially if you’re looking for a chill last day of your holiday weekend.


6.)   Midsummer night swing

On Saturday, check out this massive danceathon at Lincoln center. Enjoy tunes from the 50s and 60s as you eat good food. Enjoy the American rock n roll at the first of many dance parties of the holiday weekend.


If you are still bored with these suggestions for the holiday weekend, then throw a classic barbecue! Get it catered if you don’t like cooking and invite all your closest friends. There are so many ways that you can celebrate our independence day and it’s entirely up to you! So, go out there and have a happy 4th of July in the city!