Looking for fun activities to do on July 4th? Check out this list great ways to enjoy the 4th of July in NYC.
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1. South Street Seaport PIER/PARTY
Watch the Fourth of July Fireworks from Sonny's Soda Shoppe atop of SoHo Mondrian Hotel. Tickets are $175 and include two hours of complimentary peroni and rose, pizzas and gelato from 4-6 p.m. before the fireworks that begin at 9:20 p.m.
At noon at Nathan's on Coney Island, watch as contestants compete to consume the most hot dogs. Those who want a good view of the contest are encouraged to arrive by 11 a.m.
Join Big Onion Walking Tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for a walking tour of sites related to the Revolutionary War in Lower Manhattan. Fraunces Tavern, the graves of Alexander Hamilton and General Richard Montgomery, and Federal Hall are among the sites featured on the tour. Admission: Adults $20, Seniors & Students $15. Meet at the intersection of Broadway and Murray Street, at gated entrance to City Hall Park.
6. Pre-Fireworks Presidential Greenwich Village and Gramercy Park
A historical walking tour with NYC Discovery Walking Tours with stops at places associated with some early presidents, including Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, JFK, Wilson and Washington. Stops include the Washington Square Arch and Theodore Roosevelt's birthplace. 5 PM tour ends at the highway at 7:30 PM in time to secure a spot for Fourth of July Fireworks viewing.
Date & Time: July 4, 2014 at 2:30 & 5 p.m.
Reservations & Meeting Place: 212-465-3331