Brooklyn’s 2014 Fourth of July Fun Guide!

The Macy’s fireworks move to Brooklyn, The Cyclones take on The Aberdeen Firebirds, and plenty more to do this Fourth of July!  Check out our guide to plan your greatest Fourth of July to date!

bb fireworksMacy’s 38th Annual Fireworks– This year, the excitement moves too Brooklyn!  Making a comeback to the East River, the sky will light up over the Brooklyn Bridge!  Best viewings spots is Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Lower East Side Manhattan, and South Street Seaport.  The city recommends getting there by 5pm to get set up as there will be many road closures at that time.  The show starts at 8pm and features guests as Miranda Lambert, Arianna Grande, and many more.  The fireworks display goes off at 9pm sharp.  Don’t miss it!

bk cyclonesBrooklyn Cyclones Game and Fireworks Show– The perfect night out for your family.  The game starts at 6pm and the Cyclones face off against The Aberdeen Firebirds.  Tickets start at $10 per person.  After the game, the fireworks will light up off the coast of Coney Island, so stay put in your seats or find a spot in the sand and enjoy the show.


Have a Picnic in Prospect Park– One of our favorite things to do is gather the family for a cookout in the park, especially on Independence Day!  The park is offering some fun activities for kids as well.  Get educational with a tour of the Lefferts Historic House, representing over 200 years of New York City History.  While you are there, from 1pm-4pm, make your plumed hat and sign your John Hancock on the reproduced Declaration of Independence!


nathans winnersNathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest- 1pm at Nathan’s on Coney Island’s Boardwalk.  This contest has been a staple in the community since 1916!  The top male and female eaters from 12 city pre qualifier events will stuff their faces to determine the 2013 champion!  About 40,000 people flock to Stillwell Avenue each year to watch the event, and an estimated 1 million viewers tune in on ESPN.  Nathan’s also donates about 100,000 hot dogs after the event to the NYC Food Bank.  An iconic event, not to be missed!