Here’s everything you need to know about July 4th in New York City, including best locations for the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks, concerts and more. Everything on our list is FREE. If you want to spend big bucks on a fireworks cruise or restaurant patio with a view, you’ll have to find out about that somewhere else.
- List of performers, including Pitbull, Meghan Trainor and Kenny Chesney
- Download a FREE version of Jennifer Holiday singing America the Beautiful accompanied by the US Air Force Band
Summer of Hamilton opens at the New York Historical Society, a museum-wide celebration of the man behind the blockbuster Broadway musical
- For the Hamilton obsessed, see our list of Where to See Hamilton in NYC, including where he lived and his burial spot.
Freedom Festival at South Street Seaport, Sunday and Monday, with two days of concerts on two music stages, leading up to the fireworks
July 4th fireworks on the Hudson River at Yonkers Downtown Waterfront, with entertainment starting at 5PM
July 4th at Federal Hall National Monument, where you can meet enactors portraying Founding Fathers George Washington and Ben Franklin
July 4th at African Burial Ground National Monument, where members of the 26th US Colored Troops, in Colonial dress, will be talking about the role of African Americans in the Revolutionary War and Civil War.