While many spent July 4th at barbecues and picnics, others used the day to continue the fight for racial justice.

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Hundreds Join 'Confronting July 4th' March In BrooklynWhile many spent July 4th at barbecues and picnics, others used the day to continue the fight for racial justice.
People Celebrate July 4th While Social Distancing At Jersey Shore Beaches, BoardwalksAlong the Jersey Shore, people celebrated July 4th while social distancing, and boardwalk businesses were happy to see them; CBS2's Cory James reports.
Final Round Of Macy's July 4th Fireworks Takes Place Saturday NightSaturday night is the finale of Macy's pop-up fireworks shows.
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Held In Undisclosed LocationA July 4th celebration went from the boardwalk to the bunker this year.
NYC Expands Open Streets Program For Outdoor DiningFor July 4th, New York City is opening up streets to add options for outdoor dining and give restaurants a much-needed boost; CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
Crowds Flock To Lido Beach For Holiday WeekendResidents flocked to beaches on Long Island for the holiday. Some even had to close to prevent overcrowding.
Asbury Park Beach-Goers Observe Social Distancing On July 4thUnder sunny skies, beaches along the Jersey Shore were the place to be on July 4th; CBS2's Cory James reports.
Jersey Shore Beaches Crowded As July 4th Weekend BeginsBefore Friday evening's storms, beaches along the Jersey Shore were crowded on the first day of the July 4th holiday weekend; CBS2's Cory James reports.
New Yorkers Looking For Alternatives To Traditional July 4th CelebrationsIt will be an Independence Day unlike any in our lifetimes. The pandemic is canceling parades and fireworks displays, and the protests are reshaping how some view the promise of our nation; CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
New Yorkers Still Find Ways To Celebrate July 4th Weekend At Home During PandemicMany people have changed or canceled their July 4th travel plans because of the coronavirus pandemic, but there are still lots of things you can do outdoors in New York City; CBS2's John Dias reports.
Champs Weigh-In For Nathan's Hot Dog Eating ContestThe weigh-in and stare-down for the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest took place at an undisclosed location this year.
Crowds Flock To Jersey Shore To Begin July 4th WeekendBeach-goers headed to the Jersey Shore on Friday to start the July 4th weekend; CBS2's Kevin Rincon reports.
New Yorkers Head To Coney Island Beach To Kick Off July 4th WeekendFriday was a great beach day to kick off the July 4th weekend; CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
Macy's Pre-Fourth Fireworks Shows Continue In NYC TonightMacy's will put on a surprise fireworks show somewhere in the five boroughs Tuesday night.
NYC Begins Unannounced Fireworks DisplaysIn the ramp up to July 4 and the Macy's show, the city is conducting nightly fireworks shows this week, but you won't be told where specifically in an attempt to keep people from gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic. CBS2's Alice Gainer reports
Different Plans Announced For Macy's Annual Fourth Of July FireworksMacy's Annual Fourth Of July Fireworks in New York City will be different this year.
Black Lives Matter Protests Take On Special Meaning On JuneteenthThousands of protesters fighting against police brutality took to the streets of the city in the 23rd straight day of demonstrations, but Friday's marches had even more meaning; CBS2's Cory James reports.
Juneteenth Commemorates The Ending Of Slavery In The U.S.Friday, people across the country will celebrate Juneteenth, Freedom Day, a commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States; CBS2's Hazel Sanchez reports.
Gov. Cuomo Makes Juneteenth A Paid Holiday For NYS EmployeesGov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order Wednesday making Juneteenth a paid holiday for New York state employees.
Veteran Helps Raise Money To Improve N.J. MonumentOn Memorial Day, a New Jersey man showed his dedication to honor our military heroes. The veteran certainly knows the meaning of service and sacrifice. CBS2's Jessica Layton reports
Tri-State Residents Adjust To Memorial Day Like No OtherCBS2's Cory James visited area parks to talk to those who decided to come out on the holiday.
Memorial Day Takes On Added Meaning At Hard-Hit N.J. Veterans HomeThe Paramus Veterans Memorial Home has lost dozens of residents to coronavirus. CBS2's Nick Caloway reports
Intrepid To Hold Virtual Memorial Day CeremonyThe Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum will livestream its annual commemoration at 2 p.m. Monday.
Some New Yorkers Say They're Not Ready For Gatherings Despite Eased RestrictionsGov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order allows New Yorkers to have small holiday weekend get-togethers, but the city says sidewalk parties will not be tolerated; CBS2's Christina Fan reports.

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