July 4th Fireworks
The Macy’s Fireworks Display will be best viewed from the Brooklyn Bridge.

Following the dearth of Fourth of July activities in 2020, this year’s Independence Day will be full of celebrations, fireworks, and tours to celebrate less restricted times and the passage of the Declaration of Independence. Red, white, and. blue will take over the city as hoards of New Yorkers celebrate with traditions old and new. With so many options for ways to fill the day, though, it can be overwhelming to find the best way to spend the holiday! Here is Untapped New York’s guide for Fourth of July activities.

1. Watch the Fireworks from the Water

William Wall

Fireworks will join New York City’s typical array of lights with fury this Fourth of July.But one of the closet ways to view the fireworks is from the Honorable William Wall floating bar, which is the clubhouse of the Manhattan Yacht Club. It’s anchored just next to Ellis Island, so you’ll get a new view of the fireworks around the Statue of Liberty and any fireworks happening on the New Jersey and Hudson River side. You take at tender to get to the William Wall. Tickets must be purchased online and there’s a cash bar when you get on board.

Planning to launch more than 65,000 shells and effects, the Macy’s show will be hard to miss. Macy’s will host its traditional Fourth of July Fireworks display over the East River this year. However, for those who do not want to travel to the Brooklyn Bridge for prime viewing of the 9:25 p.m., other boroughs will host their own shows. Coney Island‘s fireworks will be best viewed from Coney Island’s own beach. This show will start at 9:30 p.m. Although no large fireworks shows will occur in the Bronx or in Queens, the Empire Outlets in Staten Island will host their own fireworks show. Best viewed from the St. George waterfront, these fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. as well.