Red, White & Blue Guide: Where to Catch Lightshows and Festivities 🎆🎊🎇

During the fourth of every July, the Independence Day celebration encourages New Yorkers to gather at safe zones to enjoy fireworks, food, music, and other festivities. This year is no different and we’ve got a line up of different places hosting secure firework shows and social events across the city. Don’t worry about finding a balcony, a yacht or exclusive rooftops because these are all ground accessible. Let’s dive in!

Coney Island’s Fourth Of July Celebration + Fireworks

(1000 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn @ 9:50 PM)


Alongside all of the rides, games and entertainment aspects of Coney Island, visitors can also enjoy the firework series. This 4th of July is special because it’s also the Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest. After viewing the content at 10 a.m, go for a swim and return to the boardwalk at 6 p.m to view the Brooklyn Cyclones play the Aberdeen IronBirds. At the end of the night, beachgoers will have a front seat to The Steeplechase Spectacular Fireworks Show.

Staten Island Philharmonic

(2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Boulevard @ 6 PM)


The Staten Island Philharmonic band is performing for crowds during this 4th of July. The live musical set will be held on the lawn of Clear Comfort in Staten Island. Listeners can listen to the full concert and then enjoy a view of citywide fireworks by the waterfront.

YES July 4th Extravaganza!

(2 Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn @ 3 PM)

Sultry dancing, grilled meat, and good vibes are on the menu at House Of Yes! The extravaganza will include indoor and outdoor dance floors, lots of delicious food, great drinks from the open bar and other perks. The entire celebration will focus on equality, unity and the spirit of freedom!

Beachnik NYC

(Far Rockaway Beach, Queens @ 4 PM)

It’s like a party but on the beach! Pull up and enjoy good food, good music, and sunshine. The Far Rockaway Beachnik playlist will include Soca, Reggae, Dancehall, Kompa, and Afrobeats. The event is going to be holding activities like giveaways and contests as it progresses. In the end, participants can make their way to one of the designated sites to watch the fireworks show.

LIC Market

(5-25 46th Avenue, Queens @ 12 PM)


The scenic waterfront at LIC will be a perfect position to view the Macy’s fireworks event. During the day fashionistas and collectors can look around the LIC market. Vendors will be selling artisan goods, delicious specialty foods, delicious drinks, and other items. Once the sunsets, crowds can settle down by the water to view the spectacle.

Corner Social BBQ

(321 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan)


The Corner Social is throwing a BBQ event to celebrate Independence day! The open grill will serve up hot dishes that scream summer. There will be refreshing drinks served to quench your thirst. Visitors are welcome to come dance and socialize with others in a safe place focused on fun. You can attend the free BBQ with purchase of a drink special for the night. The highlight of the night will be a firework display.

Orchard Beach Firework Show

(Orchard Beach, Bronx @ 7 PM)


It’s a perfect day for the beach! Lay out on the sand and catch a tan or take a walk across the shore at Orchard Beach. There will be a firework display in the evening which allows you to start and end your holiday in one location. Cheers to the convenience.

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