To my dearest:
YAY! It’s July 3rd, which means we are 1 day away from July 4th! YIPPEEEE! And for another celebration, today marks the official 3 months since my relaunch on April 3rd! It’s been a journey with lots of ups and downs and my life hasn’t been the same since I decided to take this route. Not to mention, it’s also my birthday month so you’re going to be in for plenty of surprises and giveaways this month! Be sure to subscribe and follow to get the latest updates! You wouldn’t want to miss it!
So back to celebrating July 4th again! It’s Independence Day and a major holiday in the U.S and what do we celebrate with? BBQs, Beaches, and Fireworks! Duh! Well I’ll be making suggestions to some awesome fireworks events in New York for July 4th! A couple years ago, they used to have the fireworks by the Hudson River, so I loved to go to the Jersey side at Fort Lee to watch it, plus get away from the city crowd. Unfortunately, recent years, they’ve been having it down at the East River, so I’ve been a bit stuck on plans. So let’s see what options we have!
So fireworks is the major star of July 4th correct? Let’s talk fireworks. Macy’s Annual Large Fireworks display will be down at East River as fore mentioned and spreads between 24th to 41st street. It starts at 9:25pm and lasts for roughly 25-30 minutes. Front row seat areas would be Midtown, East Village, Long Island City, Greenpoint, or Williamsburg. The “official” viewing points are: 42nd Street and FDR Drive, 34th Street and FDR Drive, 23rd Street and FDR Drive, 18th Street and Avenue C, and Houston Street and FDR Drive – but they’ll likely get crowded quickly. Check CURBED NY for a detailed list! You may even want to check TIME OUT NY for a second option or REFINERY 29‘s opinion.
Jersey City will also be displaying fireworks for their 4th Annual Freedom & Fireworks Festival at Liberty State Park where you’ll get waterfront view of NYC. It’s an all day event from 1pm to 10pm. There will be live performances, carnival rides, food and drinks, and of course fireworks!
If you’re craving a beach location. Coney Island is a good one. You’ll get live music, fireworks, food and drinks. There’s a party going on there all day, but the fireworks showing starts at 9:30pm. I hear the best viewing location is: The Steeplechase Plaza and the Coney Island Boardwalk.
If you’re searching for a beach that’s more of a trek from the city to get away from the usual crowd, I would suggest Jones Beach. It’s a bit far, but the beach is much cleaner than Coney Island. They still have a load of fun and the fire works set to patriotic songs begin at 9:30 as well. Their tip is to arrive early for a prime seat on the Field 4 beachfront and to avoid traffic delays.
Oh and if you’re still stuck on what to wear? May I suggest something casual? I love denim shorts paired with something simple reds and whites for the festive look! Well… That’s it for now. I have yet to decide on plans and it’s barely 24 hours away! Hope everyone makes great plans and have an awesome load of fun!
For reference, I am 5 feet 2 inches. I typically wear XS/S or 0-4 for apparel and 6.5-7.5 for shoes.