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4th of July in NYC Family-Friendly Events

4th of July in NYC Family-Friendly Events

Summer is approaching and you know what that means, it’s almost time for the 4th of July! One of America’s favorite holidays to celebrate, this iconic national holiday brings families and friends together to celebrate their freedom, independence, and love for the country. All around red, white, and blue will be flashing in your eyes and of course, the fireworks show will put the finishing touches on your 4th of July celebration. Now, the question always is where do I celebrate my July 4th this year? New York City is definitely home to many different events, but where’s the best place to be to celebrate with your family this year? Well, your 4th of July in NYC will be nothing but amazing if you attend one of these events. Check out these July 4th events in NYC and get ready for an amazing time!

Celebrating Your 4th of July in NYC With Your Family

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

The kids will definitely love watching contestants chow down as many hotdogs as they can. This annual competition just celebrated its 100th anniversary just last year in 2016. Year after year spectators have flocked to Coney Island to watch this hot dog eating spectacle. Watch as females and males from around the world stuff as many hotdogs as they can in 10 minutes. This contest has basically become a July 4th tradition in NYC pulling in up to 40,000 viewers. After watching the contest take the kids to the boardwalk for some rides and food then enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the beach. Catch a view of the Coney Island fireworks at night and make this 4th of July in NYC easy this year.

July 4th Harlem Children’s Parade on Morningside Drive

July 4th Harlem Kids Parade

Check out this neighborhood favorite that’s been going on for over 20 years now. An NYFD fire truck down Morningside Drive leads this kid’s parade. Join a procession of many families as they march and celebrate 4th of July in NYC. Pack up a swimsuit and some water shoes because once this parade is over, the truck will turn on its hose and spray down the kids with nice cool water! Free lemonade and snacks will be provided for the kids to munch and snack on. Kids can also participate and win prizes for having the best-decorated bikes, tricycles, or scooters. Get into your kid’s creative side and give them a July 4th celebration they won’t forget!


3rd Annual Freedom Fest at Pier 15

Join us for our 3rd Annual Freedom Fest at Pier 15 and celebrate your 4th of July in NYC with an event that’s been pleasing families for years! This event takes place on the South Street Seaport and will treat you to the perfect night out. Join other families as they party and celebrate on Pier 15 with the sounds of a live DJ. Enjoy a delicious full summer BBQ buffet menu with burgers, pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, and much more! The adults can enjoy four hours of a premium open bar to celebrate their Fourth of July the right way! Ending off this celebration is the amazing view of the Macy’s 41st Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular!

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You and your family will watch as each firework launches into the sky and fills it up with beautiful colors. With food, views, and music it’s no wonder families enjoy this event every year. Purchase your tickets to the 3rd Annual Freedom Fest by clicking down below!

2017 Independence Day Family Fireworks Cruise— Cornucopia Majesty Yacht

Get on board this July 4th experience that you won’t enjoy anywhere else but on the Cornucopia Majesty Yacht! This NYC July 4th cruise will sail you around the city aboard the beautiful and spacious Cornucopia Majesty. Enjoy this multileveled yacht with your family complete with outside observation decks for breathtaking views of the city skyline. Sail pass the city and enjoy views of the Empire State Building, Freedom Tower, and Statue of Liberty. Snap away at these unforgettable views and fill up your stomach with the full dinner buffet provided right on board for you. Adults can enjoy a four-hour open bar for the night while dancing with their kids to the live DJ on board.

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Your DJ will be spinning nothing but the best tracks of this year from the Top 40, Hip-Hop, and more. Make your way to the observation deck of the yacht and enjoy a view of the Macy’s 41st Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular from up close! The Cornucopia Majesty will treat you to a comfortable and unobstructed view of the fireworks as you watch each launch into the night sky. How else would you like to celebrate 4th of July in NYC than with a comfortable sail and amazing party at the same time! Purchase your NYC July 4th cruise tickets by clicking below.

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