Friday makes the 238th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and, weather permitting, Queens residents can celebrate the country’s birthday with a boom.
Fourth of July
Check out these MTA service changes for the Fourth of July holiday.
This Fourth of July, The POP BAR, located at 12-21 Astoria Blvd., is making its debut in the western Queens neighborhood during a grand opening “Backyard Bash,” including live music, cold drinks and a hot dog eating contest.
It could be an explosive Independence Day for businesses around the Long Island City waterfront.
After moving to the Hudson River in 2009, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show is set to return to the East River, according to officials.
Macy’s executives are planning on meeting with local politicians, including Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., to discuss moving its Fourth of July fireworks back to the East River. The meeting was scheduled for today, but was cancelled, said Vallone. This July 4 was the fourth year in a row that the Macy’s fireworks display was on [...]
A Fourth of July party ended with tragedy after a 4-year-old drowned in a relative’s pool, according to authorities. Police received a call at 6 p.m. of an unconscious child at a Douglas Manor home after he was found in the home’s pool. The victim, Christos Voulkoudis, 4, was rushed to North Shore University Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police said no criminality [...]
Fireworks light up the night as New Yorkers celebrate Independence Day Millions of New Yorkers and tourists alike celebrated the nation’s birthday Wednesday night with the 36th annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show. An estimated 40,000 fireworks lit up the sky over the five boroughs, propelled from two barges on the Hudson River in what [...]
Even though you can’t see fireworks in Queens, there are still plenty of fun things to do around the borough this Fourth of July holiday. TUESDAY, JULY 3 Fireworks at Citi Field Following the 7:10 p.m. Mets game vs. the Phillies, the Mets will have its annual fireworks night at Citi Field. Don’t have tickets [...]
For the fourth summer in a row, there will be no Fourth of July fireworks on the East River, and no place for Queens’ residents to see them in the borough. Instead, the 36th Annual Macy’s July 4 Fireworks will again take place on the Hudson River. Restaurants near Long Island City’s Gantry Plaza State [...]