The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is a national holiday celebrated throughout the United States. The holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 when the thirteen colonies declared independence from Great Britain. It is one of—if not THE, most patriotic holiday celebrated in the states, as Americans are celebrating the achievements of our forefathers in the fight for our freedoms. With Independence Day falling in the summer time, Americans tend to celebrate the holiday with various outdoor events. Parades, fireworks, and barbeques are most likely the top three biggest activities held on July 4th.
In New York City, there are countless locations where you can have an all-American Fourth of July experience. Macy’s holds an annual fireworks show that can be viewed for free from the Brooklyn Bridge Park, South Street Seaport, and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Of course, there are also many swanky New York City bars and lounges hosting parties dedicated to the holiday. Hudson Terrace and Sky Room are two examples of rooftop venues with great vibes and a spectacular view.
Independence Day is approaching quickly. Be sure to make plans soon so you can take part in the festivities!
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