Star-Spangled Events: The Haute 5 Fourth of July Parties in New York City

Rent a Private Yacht

On Sunday, July 4, 2010 at 9pm the nation’s largest display of fireworks will shimmer above the Hudson River with over 40,000 shells courtesy of Macys. What better way to celebrate than to throw a private party on a yacht?

You can rent one for 2 hours or the whole evening from Urban Desires Cruises. For $2,500 enjoy a nice cruise up the Upper West Side, delicious cold buffets and fresh beverages for your private entourage. Marco Polo also has a great fleet and July 4th packages.

Urban Desires Cruises, 800.922.4813

Marco Polo, 212.691.6693

Boat Party on the Hudson River

For a mix-and-mingle cruise and feast to remember, join the party with Manhattan by Sail. Offering two July 4th cruises, choose either the Shearwater ($450 pp) or Clipper City ($350 pp).

Shearwater was hand built in 1929 from native hardwoods, is 82 feet in length and seats 48 passangers. The Clipper City is 158 feet in length and 120 feet in height, comfortably seating 144 people. It was originally built as a cargo schooner just prior to the Civil War. Talk about celebrating Independence Day with history!

Manhattan by Sail,, 212.619.0907

Press Lounge at Ink48

The ultimate rooftop party to rock out some Star Spangled Banner is Press Lounge at Ink48. Lounge on the deck and cheers over champagne bubbles by the twenty-foot-long reflecting pool.

As for the views… to the east, you get pure midtown cityscape with Times Square; to the west, un-obscured Hudson River and thus premium spots for your firework viewing pleasure. The $225 cover includes four hours of open bar and passed hors d’oeuvre.

Press Lounge at  Ink48 is located at 653 Eleventh Ave., New York, NY 212.757.2224

Picnic and Concert on Governor’s Island

Pack a picnic, a checkered blanket, and some mini flags, and catch a ferry to The Beach on Governor’s Island for some amazing live music.

Trinity Wall Street presents singer/songwriter Rosanne Cash, 2 PM – 4 PM The daughter of country music singer Johnny Cash and a local New Yorker, Rosanne Cash’s music draws on many genres including country, folk, pop, rock and blues.

She and Him. Free show. Doors open at 4 PM
Converse Presents “Gone To Governors” Live Music Series at Water Taxi Beach on Governors Island.

DJ Victor Calderone will be DJing the night away starting at 6pm.

*Water Taxi Beach will be open to the public and free ferries run continuously until the end of the night.

Day and Night Beach Party Hamptons

For all those urbanites flocking east to the Hamptons the only party to be at is Day and Night. Music by Jus Ske, Delorean and The Chainsmokers and even a special appearance by the one and only Jagger David Wainstein.

Thank you Derek and Daniel Koch for creating the magical moments you can truly say you are proud to be an American. Yours truly will be shaking her red, white and blue ensemble there with star photographer Steven B Ekerovich!

Contact The Dual Groupe for table reservations. 212.541.6991