• Here’s To A Fabulous Fourth!

    Celebrate Independence Day The NYC Way

    By admin

    NYC is a wonderful city to celebrate America’s birthday, and our 4th of July guide is
    a great resource to plan your holiday–it includes family-friendly events,
    (like the 4th of July kids cruise
    from Hudson River Park
    and the Declare Independence
    Workshop at Leffert’s Historical House in Prospect Park
    ) plus delicious recipes for easy
    entertaining
    , great locations for watching
    fireworks
    , favorite local beaches
    and even book and movie
    recommendations
    for kids! Happy celebrating!

    Here’s To A Fabulous Fourth!

    Celebrate Independence Day The NYC Way

    By Darcy Newell

    July Fourth
    fireworks in
    New York City
    is a tradition not to be missed,
    especially for kids! This year’s Macy’s fireworks—a city staple since
    1958
    —will be launched from The Hudson River, and there are numerous parks and
    piers
    along Manhattan’s West Side to take in the spectacular display, like Dewitt Clinton Park at West 52nd and 11th Avenue and Piers 54 and 84 along the Hudson River.


    If you’re looking to add some water fun to your holiday celebration, consider a
    cruise on the river; there are tons of family-friendly options at every price
    point. Some favorites include the New York Waterway Tours
    and New York Water Taxi tours.

    Another festive option is the celebration aboard the USS Intrepid which includes a great view, tours of the flight deck, a deejay, food
    and drinks for purchase and more.

    There’s
    also a host of themed events
    happening all over the city made especially for
    kids. We’re especially excited about The Declare Independence Workshop at
    Leffert’s Historical House in
    Prospect Park, the “Raising Citizens” hands-on event
    at CMOM
    and the Fourth of July Kids’ Cruise along the
    Hudson River Park. Of course, another NYC
    institution is the famed annual hotdog eating contest in
    Coney Island.

    Speaking of
    hot dogs, we can also help out if you’re planning your holiday menu. Check out
    our Yummy Delicious bloggers’ recipes for some inspired ideas, like watermelon
    ice pops,
    refreshing mint lemonade, and homemade guacamole. If you’re hoping to spend the day manning the grill, but don’t have any
    backyard space of your own, check out one of the several NYC parks that permit
    public grilling.

    We know
    that for many families July Fourth means a fun-filled trip to the beach—if
    you’re still looking for the perfect coastal getaway, make sure to peruse our
    favorite nearby beaches.


    Of course,
    July 4th isn’t just about barbecues and beachy fun—for those looking
    to teach their families about the meaning of the holiday, we have a few
    favorite movies and books
    that kids are sure to love.