Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July is a Federal Holiday in the US commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776 declaring independence from the British marking the birth of the United States of America. Independence Day is the National Day of the US.
The Fireworks for the 4th of July seen from Queens
Last year Irene took us to Queens for a formidable fireworks shot, here is the last minute !!!
Families usually celebrate Independence Day organizing picnics, barbecues and attending carnivals, parades, fireworks, fairs and baseball games. All parades usually take place in the morning and are then followed by other celebration like barbecues and picnics. Everything is decorated with the colors of the American flag (red, white and blue).In New York, the evening of July 4th, a fireworks display is organized by the famous department store Macy’s.
Visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia
July 4th in New York: Where to See The Fireworks From
In New York, on the evening of July 4th, you can't miss the famous Fireworks Show organized by department stores Macy's to celebrate America's Birthday. The shooting platforms are located along the East River, and from 9:30 pm they start shooting off the fireworks that light up the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. If you want to get a good spot, it's recommended to get there early, preferably in the early hours of the afternoon, if you want to see the "party", the best location and views you will have are from Brooklyn Park and the Promenade in Brooklyn, but if you want to stay in Manhattan, you can find a spot along the Lower East Side.
Do as most New Yorkers do, dress comfortably and remember that summer is hot in New York but in the evening it can always change ... bring a blanket, soft drinks, (NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED), something to eat ... and camera with a fully charged battery ... even better your iPhone ... and celebrate this Independence Day with us all :-)
The 4th of July cruises in New York
The Cruises that are organized for the 4th of July are the most requested and loved by both tourists and New Yorkers. The view of illuminated Manhattan is in itself spectacular, imagine it with the addition of the Fires ... the Brooklyn Bridge, the Bay with the Statue of Liberty .... Do not miss it.