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Volume XXXX, Number 6605
Friday, Jul 01, 2016


Malcolm Pinckney/NYC Parks

Celebrate Fourth of July
Looking for the best place in NYC to watch the fireworks, or just a place to barbeque outdoors? We’ve got you covered.

Outdoor Pools Opening
Our free outdoor pools are open for the summer. Learn about pool rules, locations, and hours, and find a pool near you.

Visit Rockaway Beach
The full beach is back! The entire Rockaway Boardwalk will be open for the first time since Hurricane Sandy, just in time for July 4 weekend!

Plover Day
Enjoy a family-friendly day of games and activities at Rockaway Beach, celebrating the 20th year protecting the piping plover, an endangered species that makes its home in NYC.

Where to catch the fireworks on July 4th:

Staten Island Philharmonic Concert and Fireworks
at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island
6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
The Staten Island Philharmonic performs "American Salute" at 6:00 p.m., followed by viewing of the citywide fireworks displays.

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks: 40th Anniversary
at Houston Street and the FDR Drive (in John V. Lindsay East River Park ), Manhattan
9:20 p.m.–9:50 p.m.
Watch the annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks display from a public viewing location.

Coney Island Fourth of July Fireworks
at Steeplechase Pier (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk), Brooklyn
9:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Coney Island puts on an amazing fireworks show for the residents and visitors of Coney Island.


“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”

Francis Bacon

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