Happy 4th, everyone!! Our family loves the 4th of July in NYC. Everyone always heads out to the beach, which is great too, but they always seem to forget that NYC is loaded with fun and festive activities for the 4th. As far as fireworks are concerned, they are EVERYWHERE! Some great spots for viewing the fireworks include South Street Seaport, the Brooklyn Bridge Park, and Berry Park. The fireworks are sponsored by Macy's, so you know they're going to be out-of-this-world!
For adults, the 4th of July is just a huge, city-wide party. Rooftop bars with delicious BBQs and drink specials are definitely the place to be for this holiday. The Press Lounge at Ink 48 is a little pricey, but offers amazing views of the city. The Frying Pan is actually a floating restaurant converted from a boat, and is a more casual, jeans and t-shirt spot. If you're looking to dance the night away, there is even a July 4th Fireworks Dance Cruise! A ticket comes with an open bar, full buffet, and live DJ who spins tunes all night.
For kids, there are endless activities in the city for the 4th. The Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest will be sure to keep your kids hypnotized. The Contest is also located on Coney Island which is perfect in case you want to go on a couple rides while you're there. We all know how much I love Coney Island and hot dogs... The kids are also sure to love the New York Historical Society's Presidential Scavenger Hunt that takes place throughout the museum. Believe it or not, the Bronx Zoo has live music on the 4th of July, so you can check out the animals and groove to the band!
How do you celebrate?
J. Crew - Pencil Skirt and Matching Top
J. Crew Sandals- Sold out- Similar style found (here)
Jennifer Miller- Gold Hoop Earrings
Jennifer Miller- Chunky Link Bracelet
Girls Crew Cuts- White Poplin Dress
American Flag- Hair Bow
Girls Red Sparkle- Shoes
Gap Boys- Red and White Gingham Button Down
H&M Boys- Denim Shorts