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NYC’s Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide

June 29, 2016 11:20 AM

Fireworks light up the New York City skyline during 39th annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks for Independence day as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey on July 4, 2015 . (Credit: Kena Betancur/ AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks light up the New York City skyline during 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks for Independence day as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey on July 4, 2015 . (Credit: Kena Betancur/ AFP/Getty Images)

Fourth of July fireworks, barbecues, parties galore – celebrating America’s birthday in style is a big affair. Independence Day is rapidly approaching and we’ve got everything you need to make this year the best one since 1776. Whether you need a little help hosting your own Fourth Of July party or are just trying to be as patriotic as possible, this guide has got you covered.

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Best 4th Of July Celebrations In NYC

Looking for somewhere to party on the 4th of July? Here’s a roundup of our best holiday barbecues and bars serving up specialties for our Stars and Stripes.

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Fireworks light up the New York City skyline during 39th annual Macy's 4th of July fireworks for Independence day as seen from Weehawken, N.J., on July 4, 2015 . (Credit: Kena Betancur/ AFP/Getty Images)

Fireworks light up the New York City skyline during 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks for Independence day as seen from Weehawken, N.J., on July 4, 2015 . (Credit: Kena Betancur/ AFP/Getty Images)

Where To Watch The Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks

The Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular — the city’s biggest, best display — will light up the sky for the Fourth of July once again this year. Broadcast live on 1010 WINS, the official radio station of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, the show promises 40,000 pyrotechnic shells in a 25-minute dazzling show.

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Must-Have Summer BBQ Recipes

In addition to all the great burgers and hot dogs, you may want to try a little something new for your 4th of July barbecue. Here are three must-try recipes that are sure to add some flavor to your summer party.

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Photo Credit: Jessica Rinaldi/Getty Images

Best Firework Displays Across the Country

Everything from watermelon-eating contests to parades and street festivals to fireworks are being planned for this summer’s biggest celebration. Let’s take a look at some of the places in America to celebrate the Fourth of July this year.

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4th Of July Fireworks Safety Checklist

Fireworks displays are an American tradition, one that comes with a lot of caution, but a tradition nonetheless. However, fireworks can also be very dangerous, so it’s so important to follow some simple common-sense guidelines when setting off any type of fireworks. Here are a few ways to make sure your family stays safe this Fourth of July.

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DIY July 4th Crafts For Your Backyard Party

Looking for ways to keep friends and family busy at your Fourth of July get-together? Simple craft projects are a great way to pass the time and can be enjoyed by guests of all ages.

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Healthy And Fun Fourth Of July Foods

Fourth of July barbecues are often packed with loads of junk food, from cheese covered burgers and saucy ribs off the grill to salty potato chips and sugary desserts. But this year, you can offer red, white and blue treats that are in the spirit of the holiday, but also healthy. Here are four ideas to get you started, from appetizers to entrees.

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