5 Must Attend July 4th Events in NYC

Picture this: the smell of burgers and franks on an open grill, sound of kids playing in the pool and the bang of fireworks bursting over the East River. Yes, the big bad city is getting into the July 4th state of mind. You can choose to participate in the traditional, patriotic festivities this weekend, or find other ways to add some spark to your weekend. If you’re leaning towards the latter, here are some events to consider.

Williamsburg Flea
Time: Sunday July 6th (10AM-5PM)
Place: 50 Kent Ave. (Btwn. N. 11-12 St.) Brooklyn, NY 11249


Brooklynite vendors seasonally congregate to this location to showcase their vintage, antique and handmade goods. So, shop around this July 4th. Who knows, you may find that “diamond in the rough” vintage rocking chair you always wanted.

Pig Roast Block Party
Time: Friday July 4th (12PM-6PM)
Place: The Iron Horse 32 Cliff St., New York, NY 10038


Meatlovers rejoice! The Iron Horse is hosting yet another pig roast. This downtown bar is closing the street for a block party. Come hungry this weekend and be ready to gorge on some free burgers and dogs.

“Red, White, and Brew” PubCrawl
Time: Friday July 4th (4PM-4AM)
Place: Bar None 98 3rd Ave. (Btwn. E 12-13th St.) New York, NY 10003


The best way to enjoy your brew this weekend is with a colossal pubcrawl. Jump from one watering hole to the next, while indulging in your favorite brews. So bring your friends and family and go nuts this July 4th! It’s America’s birthday!

Rooftop Films
Saturday July 5th (8PM-1AM)
Place: The Old American Can Factory 232 3rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Fan of obscure indie films? Rooftop Films will be screening “The Notorious Mr. Bout” on the roof or the courtyard of the Old American Can Factory along with live music, Q&A with the directors and an afterparty. If the movie isn’t to your liking, sneak a view of the local surrounding. After all you’re on a roof.

July 4th at the Sky Room
Time: Friday July 4th (4PM-4AM)
Place: 330 W 40th St. (Btwn. 8-9th Ave.) New York, NY 10018


Fancying a pleasant environment with a scenic view of the city? Spend your July 4th at the Sky Room. This elegant rooftop lounge in Hell’s Kitchen is NYC’s highest rooftop lounge. With a great view of the fireworks, a 4 hour open bar and a buffet, this is not a location to pass up.

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