Summer is here! And like clock work July 4th is right around the corner. If you haven’t scoped out the best spots to watch then this list was written for you. If you have scoped out the best spots, lets compare notes.
1.) Ophelia, East Midtown’s new rooftop bar, will host a July Fourth party with DJ from 630-930PM. This 26th floor bar in the historic Beekman Tower will offer prime views! There’s a three-hour open bar, a raw bar, and passed hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $200 a person available through Eventbrite.
2.) Domino Park – In Greenpoint and Williamsburg you’ll see people lined up along the waterfront parks. Domino Park which just opened is going to provide space on a first come, first served basis.
3.) One World Observatory – The city’s tallest building will once again celebrate Independence Day with a celebration at One World Observatory. In addition to access to the observatory from 8-10pm, there will be an open bar, “all-American fare” served buffet-style, and a fantastic view of the fireworks. Tickets start at $250 and you can pick them up here.
4.) July 4th Party at LIC Flea – The open-air bazaar in Queens will be open on Wednesday with day-drinking in full effect. You’ll be able to induldge at the all-Queens Beer and Wine Garden as well as some delicious BBQ. You can expect equally satisfying views when the time comes.
5.) Independence Day Family Fireworks Cruise – All aboard the Infinity Yacht! This “family-friendly” fireworks cruise promises good food and specatcular views. Tickets will begin at $139 and you can find them here.
6.) Output – a dance club in Williamsburg, will feature sets by Berlin based DJs Pan-Pot and Black Peters. Doors will open at 10:00pm and early bird tickets are sold out. Weather the roof will be open is still up for debate so this might be a place you come to after you get your fireworks fix.
7.) Westlight – back to rooftop bars. This bar will feature a party by Babel and offer seating facing the river. Be sure to request “Standard King or Gotham King” to make sure you can enjoy the best views. TIckets start at $100 and you can buy them here .