Now that we’re into the month of July, Independence Day is
only a few days away! With the official holiday falling on Thursday of the
week, there’s no doubt that the festivities near Roosevelt Island will be
taking place all weekend long! Check out some of the events below that are
happening near the Octagon.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks– Close out the weekend by watching the amazing display of Macy’s 43rd Annual Fireworks show. This year, the show returns to the Brooklyn Bridge, after the past few years of the show taking place on the East River near Midtown. You’ll get the best view from either side of the bridge, as long as you’re near downtown. If you can’t make it out, tune in on NBC to watch the fireworks and performances by Jennifer Lopez, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, and Charlie Puth.
Freedom Fest at Pier 15 – Take advantage of having the day off and join the Freedom Fest Party at Pier 15, down on South Street. Enjoy an all-American feast worth tons of barbecue, a four-hour open bar and live music by DJ. The best part if that if you stick around, you’ll have a prime spot to view the Macy’s fireworks. The party kicks off at 6:45pm and tickets start at $145 per person.
Clambake at The Mermaid Inn – Nothing says America like a clambake on the 4th of July! Make your way to either of The Mermaid Inn’s locations across the city for a classic New England Clambake running Friday, July 5 – Monday, July 8. For $32, you’ll enjoy steamed lobster, clams, mussels and shrimp with drawn butter and Old Bay seasoning, served with corn on the cub and red bliss potatoes.
4th of July Fireworks
East River 16th-34th Street New York, NY 10001
Fest at Pier 15
78 South Street New York, NY 10006
The Mermaid Inn
570 Amsterdam Avenue New York, NY 10024