There’s plenty to do before, during, and after Macy’s fireworks show on the East River. Take a stroll through the neighborhood, soak up some local color, and paint the town red, white and blue with these LIC activities:
Rockaway Brewery Running Tour
Join City Running Tour for a guided running tour to see Long Island City in a unique way. This 4-mile route, led at a casual pace, will feature beautiful views of Manhattan along the Waterfront, the history of the Queensboro Bridge and stops at cultural landmarks like PS1, Silvercup Studios and Socrates Sculpture Park. The run begins at 11:15AM; please plan to arrive at 11:00AM. The run will begin and end at The Rockaway Brewing Company. Bag and coat check will be available. For more details or to register, please click here.
LIC Food & Flea Night Market
A rocking flea & food market plus beer & wine garden will be alongside the greatest fireworks show in the nation. LIC Flea will be hosting their first-ever night market on Saturday, July 4, fromnoon-10:30PM. Located just 1 block behind the iconic Pepsi-Cola sign, the market has the biggest selection of food and flea vendors in Queens plus an All-Queens Beer Garden. Make your visit before, during and after the fireworks. The market is located at 5-25 46th Avenue. Visit www.licflea.com for more info.
Vista Sky Lounge 4th of July Party
Dance the night away under the fireworks at the Vista Sky Lounge, for their rooftop 4th of July Party. A $65 fee includes entrance and a buffet. A cash bar will also be available. Doors open at 8PM. For more info or to RSVP, please visit www.vistalic.com.
Z NYC 4th of July
The Z NYC waterfront will once again explode with excitement this 4th of July. Join the Z Hotel as they open their rooftop lounge to the public. Enjoy a spectacular view of the East River and watch the Macy’s fireworks show in all its glory. Admission is $175 per person, which includes full food service. For ages 13-20, admission is $75, plus tax. Children 12 and under are free. To RSVP, please visit www.zhotelny.com
More than Pan Asian Fusion cuisine, more than a full sushi bar with a view – Penthouse808 is a lively laboratory full of culinary experiments and socializing. Reserve a table for the 4th and dine on sliders, sushi and more as a lengthy roster of DJs entertain the crowd. Exclusive specialty cocktails and craft beers will be on hand to quench your thirst from dining and dancing. Tickets range from $75 to $1,500, depending on your reservation needs. Please click here for more info.
The Macy’s Fireworks Show