8 Places To Celebrate July 4th In And Around New York City

July 4th is right around the corner and with the holiday falling smack in the middle of the week, the celebrations are bountiful. From local NYC rooftops to the beaches in the Hamptons – there is something for everyone regardless of what day you are actually celebrating. Take a look at some of our top picks to enjoy the holiday festivities.

STK’s Urban Luau Rooftop Party

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Celebrate Independence Day with a cold beer, burgers, live music, and an elevated rooftop party overlooking the Hudson River at STK’s Meatpacking location. Inspired by the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, a large rose wall and a flow of green trellis will be on display, transforming STK’s Rooftop into a colorful oasis. Filled with new decor elements, art activations, full size blow up interactive floats, a rosé cart, a range of vibrant cocktails, and incredible music – this celebration isn’t one to miss. Tickets for the open bar (12pm – 3pm) are available online, which include STK signature cocktails, beer, wine and light bites in STK Rooftop’s lounge space. Tables are also available for purchase.

BABËL’s indepenDANCE Party At The William Vale

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BABËL and WAÏ & Tribe invite you to the 22nd and 23rd floor (Westlight & the rooftop) of The William Vale to watch out on a spectacular Macy’s fireworks show and to celebrate independence this July 4th. A range of tickets are available starting from General Admission to front row viewing table packages, which include access to both floors as well as a Westlight-inspired buffet. The party kicks off at 5PM and will go throughout the night. If you’re looking for a more intimate celebration, the hotel is also offering room reservations so you can take in the fireworks from your own private balcony as well as enjoying a bottle of American sparkling rosé, a room with a preferred view of the annual fireworks, and a sweet cherry pie.

The Reeds at Shelter Haven in Stone Harbor

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Located directly on the bay and just steps away from the beach, The Reeds offers Jersey Shore revelers a front row seat to the Stone Harbor Independence Day Fireworks Display. Stone Harbor’s display will take place on Monday, July 2 at 9:30 pm; live music will be at the Stone Harbor Beach Pavilion at 95th Street starting at 7:30 pm.

The Reeds beach set-up is nearby at 93rd Street, and hotel guests are invited to watch the fireworks in the same spot. The resort uses electronic buggies to cart guests to and from the beach during the day, and can do the same for guests on July 2 to enjoy the prime viewing location and entertainment. On Wednesday, July 4, Water Star Grille at The Reeds will have its Grey Goose night with cocktail specials all evening. Guests can toast to the holiday with the best sunset views in town.

Live Music and Wellness Programming at Gurney’s Montauk Yacht Club & Resort

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This holiday, celebrate freedom on the beach at Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa with live music and endless wellness programming from NYC’s top studios. From Wednesday July, 4 – Sunday July, 8 guests are invited to enjoy live music at The Beach Club and The Regent Firepit at Gurney’s Montauk with artists including Cassidy, Stef Nava, and Oil Benz, as well as fitness classes and pop-ups from BYoga, Vineyasa Yoga, ModelFit, and Box + Flow on the Top Deck overlooking the 2,000 sq. ft. private beach. Gurney’s Montauk features 146 rooms, suites and beachfront cottages with dramatic ocean views, in additional to the only indoor, ocean-fed seawater pool in the U.S..

The 5th Annual Jersey City Freedom & Fireworks Festival

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This July 4th head to Harborside Jersey City for a celebration of grand proportions. This year’s spectacle will be hosted by Provocateur’s owners Michael Satsky and Brian Gefter and the mayor of Jersey City Steven Fulop. Starting at noon guests can enjoy a full-scale carnival, several beer gardens, food trucks galore, and a headliner performance by Snoop Dogg all right on the waterfront on the Private Internet Access stage at Exchange Place Plaza with amazing views of the NYC skyline. The show will culminate with the world-renowned company Grucci illuminating the sky over the Hudson River with a spectacular fireworks display.

Ruschmeyers Fireworks & Firepit Festivities

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This July 4th head to Montauk favorite Rushmeyers, set on 3 wooded acres, for a front row view of the fireworks. Dinner reservation service will run from 6pm – 10pm with extended late-night dining and drinks until 2am. Cozy up to a bonfire with friends as you celebrate the holiday that really marks the start of summer. And if you’re staying through the entire weekend, make sure to make a reservation for brunch hosted by Freehold of Brooklyn.

Opehlia’s NYC Rooftop Celebration

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Celebrate Independence Day in style at Ophelia, the new rooftop lounge atop the historic Beekman Tower. Set 26-stories above the city, toast with friends over 360-degree views of the East River Manhattan Skyline. Tickets to Ophelia’s July 4th celebration start at $200/person and include a 3-hour open bar with wine, champagne, and signature red, white and blue cocktails created by Head Bartender Amir Babayoff, a raw bar including Stone Crab Legs, Jumbo Gulf Shrimp and Atlantic Oysters, and an array of passed hors d’oeuvres.

Front Row Fireworks

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The Lure Group is thrilled to present Front Row Fireworks, offering New York’s best view of the 42nd Annual Macy’s Fireworks show on Wednesday, July 4th at the East 34th Street Heliport from 6pm – midnight. This day-to-night blowout provides ticket holders with exclusive access to a private East Riverfront locale where guests will be front and center for America’s most famed fireworks show.

This private event gives guests exclusive access past the packed crowds and delivers an over-the-top July 4th celebration complete with live music, various food vendors serving up BBQ, burgers and everything in between with multiple fully stocked bars and beer tents. Entertainment includes life-size versions of fan favorite games including giant Jenga, ping pong, chess and more courtesy of Clinton Hall and Slate. Tickets are available online and can be purchased here.