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Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in New York

Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in New York

Whether you want to go fancy, classic, or just plain different, this round-up has exactly what you need to plan a special Independence Day!

Mr. Purple
Mr. Purple, a rooftop bar and restaurant located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, is throwing a patriotic party at 4 p.m. Music will be flowing courtesy of DJ Phresh and drinks that include frozen margaritas and beer buckets (Budweiser — ‘Merica!) will be served. For more info, click here.

McCarren Hotel and Pool
Right in the middle of Williamsburg, McCarren Hotel is a summer haven with one of NYC’s biggest pools and a spacious rooftop for parties. From 7 p.m.-12 a.m. head over on the Fourth to experience celebrations with Live DJ Sleepy and Boo and a prime view of the East River's fireworks! If you’re looking to take a dip, the pool will be open and will feature Live DJs and Champagne specials all day, including a special chilled Veuve Clicquot Champagne Bucket with fresh seasonal fruit. For more info, click here.

Fireworks and Southern Chefs: A Taste of Georgia
CookOut NYC is hosting the 4th of July bash Fireworks and Southern Chefs: A Taste of Georgia from 4 p.m.–10 p.m. Festivities include an open bar and good ol’ Southern fare from several Georgian chefs coming up to NYC just to cook for this special event on the East River Waterfront. Southern-style eats for the day include items like chicken three ways (fried, barbecued, and smoked on The Big Green Egg), watermelon salad, corn bread, braised collards, and a "pickled patch" of okra, radishes, and red peppers. Watch the fireworks, eat, drink and celebrate America with live entertainment and a DJ on the waterfront. For more info, click here.

Bill’s Bar & Burger
Need a cooling dessert? Head to Bill’s Bar & Burger (all locations) for its red, white, and blue Fire Cracker Shake. This is a frosty concoction of strawberry ice cream, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and blue candy sprinkles.

Penthouse808 at Ravel Hotel
Positioned directly across the river, the Penthouse808 rooftop restaurant and lounge will be offering an all American barbecue thrown by executive chef Seth Levine. The ‘cue, delectable cocktails, and awesome views perfect for a night of fireworks all make for a night you won’t forget.

Atwood Kitchen + Bar
Atwood Kitchen + Bar will be featuring two Fourth of July specials (available now until the holiday), which include a savory dish: the boneless BBQ pork spare rib with XO Bourbon BBQ with house baked beans, cooked in Atwood's pork jus and peppers, onions, and scallions, served with chile corn bread waffles. And for those with a sweet tooth, make sure to get the freedom waffle sandwich, full of American spirit. What is more patriotic than a red white and blue bacon, runny egg, and cheese waffle sandwich? ​

Rock and Reilly's NYC
Enjoy the night at this Irish Rooftop Gastrobar which has a spacious 8000 Square foot rooftop to relish the views on. Rock and Reilly's head chef Max will be preparing a specialty rib and beer combo for $14. Bring in the Forth of July with top-notch seasoned ribs and glazed with Max’s specialty sauce.

Industry Kitchen
Industry Kitchen, the South Street Seaport’s newest waterfront restaurant and bar is happy to be hosting it 4th of July Celebration and Independence Day Party. Right by the water’s edge, this gem has both indoor and outdoor seating, and unobstructed views of the East River with the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges and the Brooklyn skyline. What better place to watch the fireworks? Enjoy its New-American cuisine with a buffet which includes items like: basil pesto grilled summer vegetables; baby back ribs made with Jack Daniels BBQ sauce; guajillo-marinated skirt steak with chimichurri; and beer can-roasted chicken with lemon sauce.

The Lively
Looking an icy (adults only) treat? Check out The Lively for its red, white and boozy snow cone, with vodka, Giffard blue curaçao syrup, blood orange juice syrup.

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The 4th of July in 2020

Let’s be honest – this year is not at all what we expected it to be. Many of the things we look forward to every year have to change and that includes some of the major holidays that we love so much – like the 4th of July.

On the 4th of July, we usually enjoy large gatherings, fireworks, great American food, and the spirit of being all together, celebrating the birth of the American independence.

A little bit about the 4th of July

The 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. The holiday is usually celebrated with fireworks, family gatherings, big parades and even concerts – making it one of the most festive days of the year.

On the 4th of July, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence – considered to largely be written by Jefferson. The holiday has been largely celebrated ever since its adoption – with bonfires, firing of muskets and cannons, large parades and even public readings of the Declaration of Independence.

What we know about the 4th of July, 2020

New York City’s annual Fourth of July celebration will go on “one way or another,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Summer’s going to be very different in our city this year, but I can promise you one thing: we’re working with @Macys to find a safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July. #AskMyMayor pic.twitter.com/x3X580hpz9

&mdash Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 22, 2020

The 4th of July is considered way too big of a celebration to be ignored. The mayor notes that there will still be fireworks in 2020. However, where they will be performed and how is still under consideration.

Social distancing guidelines

No matter what, New Yorkers will still have to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The mayor notes that “This year’s show will be a celebration of the strength and resilience of New York City and will honor frontline workers across America.”

  • The 2020 Pride march, concerts, festivals and parades have been canceled!
  • Social distancing is top priority, especially on the 4th of July.

Celebrate the 4th of July (safely) with a family gathering!

Since up to 25 people can currently gather in the state of New York, that means you can still have your friends and family gathering on the 4th of July.

To get the best out of the holiday you can make a traditional 4th of July barbecue with foods usually including potato salad, macaroni salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, pies like apple, blueberry, chocolate, and pecan, lemonade, iced tea, and potato chips. Yummy!

With some music, good food and friends and family around, there is no way not to enjoy yourself.

Tips on planning a great 4th of July barbecue:

What can I expect from the 4th of July, 2020?

What you can expect this year is not the usual traditional parades and concerts but a more intimate and special 4th of July.

The focus this year should be on spending time with family, enjoying delicious food, remembering the true meaning of this holiday and focusing on what you can do rather than what you cannot.

Remember that this year is dedicated to the frontline workers across the US, that make sure every day that we get to be as safe as possible. Do you know someone who is a frontline worker? You can surprise them by dedicating a party in their honour.


The 4th of July in 2020

Let’s be honest – this year is not at all what we expected it to be. Many of the things we look forward to every year have to change and that includes some of the major holidays that we love so much – like the 4th of July.

On the 4th of July, we usually enjoy large gatherings, fireworks, great American food, and the spirit of being all together, celebrating the birth of the American independence.

A little bit about the 4th of July

The 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. The holiday is usually celebrated with fireworks, family gatherings, big parades and even concerts – making it one of the most festive days of the year.

On the 4th of July, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence – considered to largely be written by Jefferson. The holiday has been largely celebrated ever since its adoption – with bonfires, firing of muskets and cannons, large parades and even public readings of the Declaration of Independence.

What we know about the 4th of July, 2020

New York City’s annual Fourth of July celebration will go on “one way or another,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Summer’s going to be very different in our city this year, but I can promise you one thing: we’re working with @Macys to find a safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July. #AskMyMayor pic.twitter.com/x3X580hpz9

&mdash Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 22, 2020

The 4th of July is considered way too big of a celebration to be ignored. The mayor notes that there will still be fireworks in 2020. However, where they will be performed and how is still under consideration.

Social distancing guidelines

No matter what, New Yorkers will still have to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The mayor notes that “This year’s show will be a celebration of the strength and resilience of New York City and will honor frontline workers across America.”

  • The 2020 Pride march, concerts, festivals and parades have been canceled!
  • Social distancing is top priority, especially on the 4th of July.

Celebrate the 4th of July (safely) with a family gathering!

Since up to 25 people can currently gather in the state of New York, that means you can still have your friends and family gathering on the 4th of July.

To get the best out of the holiday you can make a traditional 4th of July barbecue with foods usually including potato salad, macaroni salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, pies like apple, blueberry, chocolate, and pecan, lemonade, iced tea, and potato chips. Yummy!

With some music, good food and friends and family around, there is no way not to enjoy yourself.

Tips on planning a great 4th of July barbecue:

What can I expect from the 4th of July, 2020?

What you can expect this year is not the usual traditional parades and concerts but a more intimate and special 4th of July.

The focus this year should be on spending time with family, enjoying delicious food, remembering the true meaning of this holiday and focusing on what you can do rather than what you cannot.

Remember that this year is dedicated to the frontline workers across the US, that make sure every day that we get to be as safe as possible. Do you know someone who is a frontline worker? You can surprise them by dedicating a party in their honour.


The 4th of July in 2020

Let’s be honest – this year is not at all what we expected it to be. Many of the things we look forward to every year have to change and that includes some of the major holidays that we love so much – like the 4th of July.

On the 4th of July, we usually enjoy large gatherings, fireworks, great American food, and the spirit of being all together, celebrating the birth of the American independence.

A little bit about the 4th of July

The 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. The holiday is usually celebrated with fireworks, family gatherings, big parades and even concerts – making it one of the most festive days of the year.

On the 4th of July, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence – considered to largely be written by Jefferson. The holiday has been largely celebrated ever since its adoption – with bonfires, firing of muskets and cannons, large parades and even public readings of the Declaration of Independence.

What we know about the 4th of July, 2020

New York City’s annual Fourth of July celebration will go on “one way or another,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Summer’s going to be very different in our city this year, but I can promise you one thing: we’re working with @Macys to find a safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July. #AskMyMayor pic.twitter.com/x3X580hpz9

&mdash Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 22, 2020

The 4th of July is considered way too big of a celebration to be ignored. The mayor notes that there will still be fireworks in 2020. However, where they will be performed and how is still under consideration.

Social distancing guidelines

No matter what, New Yorkers will still have to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The mayor notes that “This year’s show will be a celebration of the strength and resilience of New York City and will honor frontline workers across America.”

  • The 2020 Pride march, concerts, festivals and parades have been canceled!
  • Social distancing is top priority, especially on the 4th of July.

Celebrate the 4th of July (safely) with a family gathering!

Since up to 25 people can currently gather in the state of New York, that means you can still have your friends and family gathering on the 4th of July.

To get the best out of the holiday you can make a traditional 4th of July barbecue with foods usually including potato salad, macaroni salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, pies like apple, blueberry, chocolate, and pecan, lemonade, iced tea, and potato chips. Yummy!

With some music, good food and friends and family around, there is no way not to enjoy yourself.

Tips on planning a great 4th of July barbecue:

What can I expect from the 4th of July, 2020?

What you can expect this year is not the usual traditional parades and concerts but a more intimate and special 4th of July.

The focus this year should be on spending time with family, enjoying delicious food, remembering the true meaning of this holiday and focusing on what you can do rather than what you cannot.

Remember that this year is dedicated to the frontline workers across the US, that make sure every day that we get to be as safe as possible. Do you know someone who is a frontline worker? You can surprise them by dedicating a party in their honour.


The 4th of July in 2020

Let’s be honest – this year is not at all what we expected it to be. Many of the things we look forward to every year have to change and that includes some of the major holidays that we love so much – like the 4th of July.

On the 4th of July, we usually enjoy large gatherings, fireworks, great American food, and the spirit of being all together, celebrating the birth of the American independence.

A little bit about the 4th of July

The 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. The holiday is usually celebrated with fireworks, family gatherings, big parades and even concerts – making it one of the most festive days of the year.

On the 4th of July, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence – considered to largely be written by Jefferson. The holiday has been largely celebrated ever since its adoption – with bonfires, firing of muskets and cannons, large parades and even public readings of the Declaration of Independence.

What we know about the 4th of July, 2020

New York City’s annual Fourth of July celebration will go on “one way or another,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Summer’s going to be very different in our city this year, but I can promise you one thing: we’re working with @Macys to find a safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July. #AskMyMayor pic.twitter.com/x3X580hpz9

&mdash Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 22, 2020

The 4th of July is considered way too big of a celebration to be ignored. The mayor notes that there will still be fireworks in 2020. However, where they will be performed and how is still under consideration.

Social distancing guidelines

No matter what, New Yorkers will still have to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The mayor notes that “This year’s show will be a celebration of the strength and resilience of New York City and will honor frontline workers across America.”

  • The 2020 Pride march, concerts, festivals and parades have been canceled!
  • Social distancing is top priority, especially on the 4th of July.

Celebrate the 4th of July (safely) with a family gathering!

Since up to 25 people can currently gather in the state of New York, that means you can still have your friends and family gathering on the 4th of July.

To get the best out of the holiday you can make a traditional 4th of July barbecue with foods usually including potato salad, macaroni salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, pies like apple, blueberry, chocolate, and pecan, lemonade, iced tea, and potato chips. Yummy!

With some music, good food and friends and family around, there is no way not to enjoy yourself.

Tips on planning a great 4th of July barbecue:

What can I expect from the 4th of July, 2020?

What you can expect this year is not the usual traditional parades and concerts but a more intimate and special 4th of July.

The focus this year should be on spending time with family, enjoying delicious food, remembering the true meaning of this holiday and focusing on what you can do rather than what you cannot.

Remember that this year is dedicated to the frontline workers across the US, that make sure every day that we get to be as safe as possible. Do you know someone who is a frontline worker? You can surprise them by dedicating a party in their honour.


The 4th of July in 2020

Let’s be honest – this year is not at all what we expected it to be. Many of the things we look forward to every year have to change and that includes some of the major holidays that we love so much – like the 4th of July.

On the 4th of July, we usually enjoy large gatherings, fireworks, great American food, and the spirit of being all together, celebrating the birth of the American independence.

A little bit about the 4th of July

The 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. The holiday is usually celebrated with fireworks, family gatherings, big parades and even concerts – making it one of the most festive days of the year.

On the 4th of July, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence – considered to largely be written by Jefferson. The holiday has been largely celebrated ever since its adoption – with bonfires, firing of muskets and cannons, large parades and even public readings of the Declaration of Independence.

What we know about the 4th of July, 2020

New York City’s annual Fourth of July celebration will go on “one way or another,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Summer’s going to be very different in our city this year, but I can promise you one thing: we’re working with @Macys to find a safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July. #AskMyMayor pic.twitter.com/x3X580hpz9

&mdash Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 22, 2020

The 4th of July is considered way too big of a celebration to be ignored. The mayor notes that there will still be fireworks in 2020. However, where they will be performed and how is still under consideration.

Social distancing guidelines

No matter what, New Yorkers will still have to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The mayor notes that “This year’s show will be a celebration of the strength and resilience of New York City and will honor frontline workers across America.”

  • The 2020 Pride march, concerts, festivals and parades have been canceled!
  • Social distancing is top priority, especially on the 4th of July.

Celebrate the 4th of July (safely) with a family gathering!

Since up to 25 people can currently gather in the state of New York, that means you can still have your friends and family gathering on the 4th of July.

To get the best out of the holiday you can make a traditional 4th of July barbecue with foods usually including potato salad, macaroni salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, pies like apple, blueberry, chocolate, and pecan, lemonade, iced tea, and potato chips. Yummy!

With some music, good food and friends and family around, there is no way not to enjoy yourself.

Tips on planning a great 4th of July barbecue:

What can I expect from the 4th of July, 2020?

What you can expect this year is not the usual traditional parades and concerts but a more intimate and special 4th of July.

The focus this year should be on spending time with family, enjoying delicious food, remembering the true meaning of this holiday and focusing on what you can do rather than what you cannot.

Remember that this year is dedicated to the frontline workers across the US, that make sure every day that we get to be as safe as possible. Do you know someone who is a frontline worker? You can surprise them by dedicating a party in their honour.


The 4th of July in 2020

Let’s be honest – this year is not at all what we expected it to be. Many of the things we look forward to every year have to change and that includes some of the major holidays that we love so much – like the 4th of July.

On the 4th of July, we usually enjoy large gatherings, fireworks, great American food, and the spirit of being all together, celebrating the birth of the American independence.

A little bit about the 4th of July

The 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. The holiday is usually celebrated with fireworks, family gatherings, big parades and even concerts – making it one of the most festive days of the year.

On the 4th of July, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence – considered to largely be written by Jefferson. The holiday has been largely celebrated ever since its adoption – with bonfires, firing of muskets and cannons, large parades and even public readings of the Declaration of Independence.

What we know about the 4th of July, 2020

New York City’s annual Fourth of July celebration will go on “one way or another,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Summer’s going to be very different in our city this year, but I can promise you one thing: we’re working with @Macys to find a safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July. #AskMyMayor pic.twitter.com/x3X580hpz9

&mdash Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 22, 2020

The 4th of July is considered way too big of a celebration to be ignored. The mayor notes that there will still be fireworks in 2020. However, where they will be performed and how is still under consideration.

Social distancing guidelines

No matter what, New Yorkers will still have to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The mayor notes that “This year’s show will be a celebration of the strength and resilience of New York City and will honor frontline workers across America.”

  • The 2020 Pride march, concerts, festivals and parades have been canceled!
  • Social distancing is top priority, especially on the 4th of July.

Celebrate the 4th of July (safely) with a family gathering!

Since up to 25 people can currently gather in the state of New York, that means you can still have your friends and family gathering on the 4th of July.

To get the best out of the holiday you can make a traditional 4th of July barbecue with foods usually including potato salad, macaroni salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, pies like apple, blueberry, chocolate, and pecan, lemonade, iced tea, and potato chips. Yummy!

With some music, good food and friends and family around, there is no way not to enjoy yourself.

Tips on planning a great 4th of July barbecue:

What can I expect from the 4th of July, 2020?

What you can expect this year is not the usual traditional parades and concerts but a more intimate and special 4th of July.

The focus this year should be on spending time with family, enjoying delicious food, remembering the true meaning of this holiday and focusing on what you can do rather than what you cannot.

Remember that this year is dedicated to the frontline workers across the US, that make sure every day that we get to be as safe as possible. Do you know someone who is a frontline worker? You can surprise them by dedicating a party in their honour.


The 4th of July in 2020

Let’s be honest – this year is not at all what we expected it to be. Many of the things we look forward to every year have to change and that includes some of the major holidays that we love so much – like the 4th of July.

On the 4th of July, we usually enjoy large gatherings, fireworks, great American food, and the spirit of being all together, celebrating the birth of the American independence.

A little bit about the 4th of July

The 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. The holiday is usually celebrated with fireworks, family gatherings, big parades and even concerts – making it one of the most festive days of the year.

On the 4th of July, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence – considered to largely be written by Jefferson. The holiday has been largely celebrated ever since its adoption – with bonfires, firing of muskets and cannons, large parades and even public readings of the Declaration of Independence.

What we know about the 4th of July, 2020

New York City’s annual Fourth of July celebration will go on “one way or another,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Summer’s going to be very different in our city this year, but I can promise you one thing: we’re working with @Macys to find a safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July. #AskMyMayor pic.twitter.com/x3X580hpz9

&mdash Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 22, 2020

The 4th of July is considered way too big of a celebration to be ignored. The mayor notes that there will still be fireworks in 2020. However, where they will be performed and how is still under consideration.

Social distancing guidelines

No matter what, New Yorkers will still have to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The mayor notes that “This year’s show will be a celebration of the strength and resilience of New York City and will honor frontline workers across America.”

  • The 2020 Pride march, concerts, festivals and parades have been canceled!
  • Social distancing is top priority, especially on the 4th of July.

Celebrate the 4th of July (safely) with a family gathering!

Since up to 25 people can currently gather in the state of New York, that means you can still have your friends and family gathering on the 4th of July.

To get the best out of the holiday you can make a traditional 4th of July barbecue with foods usually including potato salad, macaroni salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, pies like apple, blueberry, chocolate, and pecan, lemonade, iced tea, and potato chips. Yummy!

With some music, good food and friends and family around, there is no way not to enjoy yourself.

Tips on planning a great 4th of July barbecue:

What can I expect from the 4th of July, 2020?

What you can expect this year is not the usual traditional parades and concerts but a more intimate and special 4th of July.

The focus this year should be on spending time with family, enjoying delicious food, remembering the true meaning of this holiday and focusing on what you can do rather than what you cannot.

Remember that this year is dedicated to the frontline workers across the US, that make sure every day that we get to be as safe as possible. Do you know someone who is a frontline worker? You can surprise them by dedicating a party in their honour.


The 4th of July in 2020

Let’s be honest – this year is not at all what we expected it to be. Many of the things we look forward to every year have to change and that includes some of the major holidays that we love so much – like the 4th of July.

On the 4th of July, we usually enjoy large gatherings, fireworks, great American food, and the spirit of being all together, celebrating the birth of the American independence.

A little bit about the 4th of July

The 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. The holiday is usually celebrated with fireworks, family gatherings, big parades and even concerts – making it one of the most festive days of the year.

On the 4th of July, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence – considered to largely be written by Jefferson. The holiday has been largely celebrated ever since its adoption – with bonfires, firing of muskets and cannons, large parades and even public readings of the Declaration of Independence.

What we know about the 4th of July, 2020

New York City’s annual Fourth of July celebration will go on “one way or another,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Summer’s going to be very different in our city this year, but I can promise you one thing: we’re working with @Macys to find a safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July. #AskMyMayor pic.twitter.com/x3X580hpz9

&mdash Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 22, 2020

The 4th of July is considered way too big of a celebration to be ignored. The mayor notes that there will still be fireworks in 2020. However, where they will be performed and how is still under consideration.

Social distancing guidelines

No matter what, New Yorkers will still have to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The mayor notes that “This year’s show will be a celebration of the strength and resilience of New York City and will honor frontline workers across America.”

  • The 2020 Pride march, concerts, festivals and parades have been canceled!
  • Social distancing is top priority, especially on the 4th of July.

Celebrate the 4th of July (safely) with a family gathering!

Since up to 25 people can currently gather in the state of New York, that means you can still have your friends and family gathering on the 4th of July.

To get the best out of the holiday you can make a traditional 4th of July barbecue with foods usually including potato salad, macaroni salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, pies like apple, blueberry, chocolate, and pecan, lemonade, iced tea, and potato chips. Yummy!

With some music, good food and friends and family around, there is no way not to enjoy yourself.

Tips on planning a great 4th of July barbecue:

What can I expect from the 4th of July, 2020?

What you can expect this year is not the usual traditional parades and concerts but a more intimate and special 4th of July.

The focus this year should be on spending time with family, enjoying delicious food, remembering the true meaning of this holiday and focusing on what you can do rather than what you cannot.

Remember that this year is dedicated to the frontline workers across the US, that make sure every day that we get to be as safe as possible. Do you know someone who is a frontline worker? You can surprise them by dedicating a party in their honour.


The 4th of July in 2020

Let’s be honest – this year is not at all what we expected it to be. Many of the things we look forward to every year have to change and that includes some of the major holidays that we love so much – like the 4th of July.

On the 4th of July, we usually enjoy large gatherings, fireworks, great American food, and the spirit of being all together, celebrating the birth of the American independence.

A little bit about the 4th of July

The 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. The holiday is usually celebrated with fireworks, family gatherings, big parades and even concerts – making it one of the most festive days of the year.

On the 4th of July, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence – considered to largely be written by Jefferson. The holiday has been largely celebrated ever since its adoption – with bonfires, firing of muskets and cannons, large parades and even public readings of the Declaration of Independence.

What we know about the 4th of July, 2020

New York City’s annual Fourth of July celebration will go on “one way or another,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Summer’s going to be very different in our city this year, but I can promise you one thing: we’re working with @Macys to find a safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July. #AskMyMayor pic.twitter.com/x3X580hpz9

&mdash Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 22, 2020

The 4th of July is considered way too big of a celebration to be ignored. The mayor notes that there will still be fireworks in 2020. However, where they will be performed and how is still under consideration.

Social distancing guidelines

No matter what, New Yorkers will still have to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The mayor notes that “This year’s show will be a celebration of the strength and resilience of New York City and will honor frontline workers across America.”

  • The 2020 Pride march, concerts, festivals and parades have been canceled!
  • Social distancing is top priority, especially on the 4th of July.

Celebrate the 4th of July (safely) with a family gathering!

Since up to 25 people can currently gather in the state of New York, that means you can still have your friends and family gathering on the 4th of July.

To get the best out of the holiday you can make a traditional 4th of July barbecue with foods usually including potato salad, macaroni salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, pies like apple, blueberry, chocolate, and pecan, lemonade, iced tea, and potato chips. Yummy!

With some music, good food and friends and family around, there is no way not to enjoy yourself.

Tips on planning a great 4th of July barbecue:

What can I expect from the 4th of July, 2020?

What you can expect this year is not the usual traditional parades and concerts but a more intimate and special 4th of July.

The focus this year should be on spending time with family, enjoying delicious food, remembering the true meaning of this holiday and focusing on what you can do rather than what you cannot.

Remember that this year is dedicated to the frontline workers across the US, that make sure every day that we get to be as safe as possible. Do you know someone who is a frontline worker? You can surprise them by dedicating a party in their honour.


The 4th of July in 2020

Let’s be honest – this year is not at all what we expected it to be. Many of the things we look forward to every year have to change and that includes some of the major holidays that we love so much – like the 4th of July.

On the 4th of July, we usually enjoy large gatherings, fireworks, great American food, and the spirit of being all together, celebrating the birth of the American independence.

A little bit about the 4th of July

The 4th of July has been celebrated as the birth of American independence since 1776. The holiday is usually celebrated with fireworks, family gatherings, big parades and even concerts – making it one of the most festive days of the year.

On the 4th of July, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence – considered to largely be written by Jefferson. The holiday has been largely celebrated ever since its adoption – with bonfires, firing of muskets and cannons, large parades and even public readings of the Declaration of Independence.

What we know about the 4th of July, 2020

New York City’s annual Fourth of July celebration will go on “one way or another,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday.

Summer’s going to be very different in our city this year, but I can promise you one thing: we’re working with @Macys to find a safe way to celebrate the Fourth of July. #AskMyMayor pic.twitter.com/x3X580hpz9

&mdash Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) April 22, 2020

The 4th of July is considered way too big of a celebration to be ignored. The mayor notes that there will still be fireworks in 2020. However, where they will be performed and how is still under consideration.

Social distancing guidelines

No matter what, New Yorkers will still have to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The mayor notes that “This year’s show will be a celebration of the strength and resilience of New York City and will honor frontline workers across America.”

  • The 2020 Pride march, concerts, festivals and parades have been canceled!
  • Social distancing is top priority, especially on the 4th of July.

Celebrate the 4th of July (safely) with a family gathering!

Since up to 25 people can currently gather in the state of New York, that means you can still have your friends and family gathering on the 4th of July.

To get the best out of the holiday you can make a traditional 4th of July barbecue with foods usually including potato salad, macaroni salad, hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, pies like apple, blueberry, chocolate, and pecan, lemonade, iced tea, and potato chips. Yummy!

With some music, good food and friends and family around, there is no way not to enjoy yourself.

Tips on planning a great 4th of July barbecue:

What can I expect from the 4th of July, 2020?

What you can expect this year is not the usual traditional parades and concerts but a more intimate and special 4th of July.

The focus this year should be on spending time with family, enjoying delicious food, remembering the true meaning of this holiday and focusing on what you can do rather than what you cannot.

Remember that this year is dedicated to the frontline workers across the US, that make sure every day that we get to be as safe as possible. Do you know someone who is a frontline worker? You can surprise them by dedicating a party in their honour.


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