the { New York } life: Independence Day Guide

This Independence day weekend we’ve got you covered with our Hampton’s and New York City guide to the July 4th weekend.


Sag Harbor Yacht Club Fireworks
Sag Harbor Yacht Club

Saturday, July 2nd @9:30pm, 27 Bay Street, Sag Harbor 11963; (631)725-0567. Sag Harbor Yacht Club will be setting off fireworks from Havens Beach, Marine park, and Long Wharf. Therefore, before the display grab a spot in the sand and enjoy the breathtaking show over the water.

July 4th Montauk Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Monday, July 4th @6:45pm, Viking Starship , Viking Fleet on Montauk Harbor, Montauk;(631)668-2428. Event requires registration, visit registration information HERE . The Montauk Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the 4th of July Montauk Firework Dinner Cruise. Experience the Gucci fireworks held off umbrella beach in Montauk from the water aboard the Viking Starship. This cruise around Montauk point includes All-American Buffet dinner, beer and wine, and live music

The Southampton Village 4th of July Parade
Southhampton village parade

Down North Main Street, Main Street, Jobs Lane, ending at Monument Square at Agawam Park @9:30am. Join Southampton on Independence Day for the 4th of July parade! Wear red, white, and blue as you celebrate independence as the town of southampton makes its way down North Main Street, Main Street, Jobs Lane, and ending at Monument Square at Agawam Park. Gather your family and friends and get a seat right in front.

Patriotic Tour Of Sag Harbor

Saturday, July 2nd @ 9:00am, Long Wharf Village Pier Windmill; (631)725-5861. The Patriotic Tour of Sag Harbor is great for the entire family! visit battle sites, learn about military heroes, and the birth of the Stars and Stripes.

Great Bonac Firework Show

40 Sammys Beach Rd, East Hampton, NY 11937 @9:20pm. Come celebrate Great Bonac 35th firework show over Mile Harbor in East Hampton. Check it out from Maidstone Park or Sammy’s Beach.

Westhampton Country Club Fireworks

Sunday, July 3rd @9pm, 35 Potunk Lane • Westhampton Beach, NY 11978; (631) 288-1148. The Westhampton Country Club is putting on a wonderful independence day firework show on Sunday. Head down to The Village’s Great Lawn for spectacular views.

North Sea Fire Department Carnival and Fireworks
Fire Department carnival

Friday July 1st and Sunday July 3rd. @10:00pm149 Noyack Rd, Southampton, NY 1196; (631)283-3629The 7th annual North Sea Fire Department Carnival and Fireworks will start at 10:00pm. Come enjoy fair food, carnival rides, and beauitful fireworks with friends.

Buy the Sag Harbor home of your dreams

8 Ackerly Place – Unique and dazzling, just two of the adjectives to describe the newest project by the creative duo of Heiberg-Cumming Design. This vintage Sag Harbor Village traditional has been completely rebuilt.

New York City


If you’re looking to check out the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks — which begin around 9:20pm over the East River — these are all the best parks and parties available.

Brooklyn Bridge Park

334 Furman St
With almost 85 acres of urban greenery and nearly unobstructed views of Manhattan, BBP is one of the most popular spots to catch fireworks. For the optimal viewing experience, arrive before 6pm, bring your biggest beach blanket, and enjoy the patriotic show.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Montague St & Pierrepont Pl
This nearly 2,000sqft walkway above I-278 offers insane views of the fireworks, which means you should prepare for even more insane crowds. Snagging a bench seat is basically impossible, but if you’re willing to arrive a few hours before showtime — we’re talking 6pm — you can still score a decent standing-room view, so be sure to plan ahead.

South Street Seaport

19 Fulton St
Festivities at the seaport begin at 5pm, so get there early to enjoy a huge selection of local food trucks, beer, live music, and crystal-clear fireworks views beginning around 9:20pm.

Hotel on Rivington

107 Rivington St
$100-150 tickets to this LES penthouse rooftop party, which starts at 7pm, include panoramic Downtown views, an open bar, and a gourmet buffet.

Mr. Purple
Mr. Purple

180 Orchard St
This early-bird special — it starts at just 4pm! — will be offering drinks like frozen margaritas and buckets of Bud Light, a traditional Sabrett hot dog stand, and tunes from resident performer DJ Phresh. But most importantly, you’ll have unobstructed views of Lower Manhattan, and a pool to enjoy. Also, GA tickets are just $50.


450 E 29th St
Tom Colicchio’s splashy waterfront restaurant is throwing a family-friendly fete for July 4th that includes high-end BBQ like wagyu brisket and whole-roasted pig, lawn games like bocce and cornhole, an open bar, and front-row firework views. Doors open at 6pm, and tickets are $275 with open bar, $200 without.

The Brooklyn Barge

Brooklyn Barge97 West St
This newly opened restaurant on a floating barge is pulling out all the stops for July 4th. Starting at 6pm, attendees can enjoy BBQ like Brooklyn Summer Ale pork sliders with Old Bay-seasoned fries alongside live music, a full selection of cocktails, wine, and beer, and sweeping East River views perfect for catching all the fireworks, all for $150-225.

The River Café

1 Water St
This swanky waterfront restaurant in Dumbo has crystal-clear views of the fireworks at the ready, plus a special four-course dinner menu starting at 6pm. Reservations for the pricy $695/person dinner are mandatory, and can be made via phone at (718) 522-5200.

Open House at 101 Warren Street #1170N




Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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