oM Staycation Agenda: 12 Ways to Celebrate July 4th in NYC

The Shearwater Manhattan By Sail


  • Staying in the city? Sail on a schooner down the Hudson River and wave hello to the Statue of Liberty. [ManhattanBySail]
  • Kick off the weekend with old timey tunes by Red Rust – featuring Jason Ardell. Felix, & Red Hook Slim  at the Jalopy Theater in Brooklyn. [Jalopy]
  • These are the best places to party in NYC this weekend, from Riis Park Beach Bazaar to the LIC Flea, these parties are subway accessible. [Time Out]
  • Macy’s enormous 4th of July fireworks are back Tuesday over the East River, so here is where to get the best views of the show. [BrooklynVegan]
  • The annual July Fourth International Hot Dog Eating Contest brings competitive eaters from all over the country to Coney Island on Monday. [Nathan’s]
  • Swim the sites with New York Open Water’s 2-mile Governors Island swim  leaving from Castle Williams [Governors Island]
  • Brooklyn Grange once again hosts its rooftop BBQ with beer, wine, and live music. [Brooklyn Grange]

  • Get nerdy with a revolutionary walking tour around City Hall. [Big Onion]
  • Head to the Lower East Side to watch documentary “Quest” in this donation based night at Rooftop Films [Rooftop Films]
  • The celebration continues on Tuesday with a little history, birding, and even patriotic arts and crafts at the family friendly Independence Day at Prospect Park. [Prospect Park]

Photo: Courtesy of Manhattan By Sail