NYC’s 4th of July 2021 revival has begun! It’s ‘the summer of New York City’ which means we’re back and better than ever. There are so many things to do here on the fourth of July, from fireworks to hotdogs to parks and cruises. Even better, we’ve got recommendations for some of the best spots in 2021.
As a guest at The Webster Apartments, you’ve picked a great time to be here! The opportunity to celebrate the city coming back to life is electric. So, let’s start with the revival of our favorite 2021 Fourth of July attractions that are exclusive to New York.
2021 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
It wouldn’t be summer without NYC’s 4th of July 2021 revival of the Macy’s Fireworks. This year’s fireworks spectacular is already being touted as ‘the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration’! In a recent press conference, NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio said, “This will be the biggest show yet. Macy’s is planning the biggest fireworks show it has ever had.”.
Macy’s will honor our nation’s Armed Forces with a jaw-dropping display of pyrotechnics coming from five massive barges on the East River in Midtown. ‘United We Celebrate’ will honor everyday heroes. We highly encourage you to make 2021 the year you check this NYC summer tradition off your list!
Visit the official Macy’s Fireworks page here for all the information you need (like where to watch and FAQs). You can even grab some of your Webster friends and watch from our rooftop!
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest
Before the holiday culminates with fireworks, stop by Coney Island to see some professional eaters throw down. This unusual tradition has become an iconic 4th of July must-watch event. Currently, Miki Sudo is the women’s recorder holder with 45.5 hot dogs. And Joey Chestnut holds the record for consuming 75 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes. Yep, you read that correctly – 75!
ESPN will have the official televised broadcast, beginning at 10:45 am EST. If you’d like to catch Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest in person this 4th of July, visit them here to reserve your free tickets early.
Only The Best BBQ In NYC
If the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog-Eating Contest has you craving barbeque, there are, of course, many options in New York. Luckily, Time Out has a great list of their 13 best BBQ spots. Restaurants are depending on the NYC 4th of July 2021 revival.
Not in the mood for BBQ? Then take a peek at our previous post that highlighted The Best Food Trucks & Markets In NYC.
And if you’re feeling like sparking up the grill yourself, then you can visit one of our many parks too. The NYC Parks website has all the info you need and which parks you can gather with friends to grill and chill. You can read up on the designated bbq areas here.
NYC’s Little Island
Have you visited Little Island yet? Little Island is located on Pier55 in Hudson River Park at West 13th Street and it’s a little slice of heaven in the city. You can read about the rich history of Hudson River Park here, which was once home to the Lenape tribe.
What was previously damaged by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, was then reimaged by Barry Diller of the Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation the following year. Little Island opened to the public this year, which makes perfect timing for summertime Webster guests. You can book your free timed-entry reservation here.
NYC’s 4th of July Revival Starts Now
The summer of New York City is in full swing, and we’re pretty excited about it! Along with being fully reopened, this great city is also seeing a rebirth.
As guests at The Webster Apartments, we hope you are taking full advantage of this rejuvenation and exploring all that the city has to offer. And there’s no better time to begin celebrating, than during NYC’s 2021 4th of July celebrations!