HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY AMERICA!
We are running a contest to celebrate this year and to encourage one and all to get back to nature.
To enter the contest: Purchase our Tote Bag and/or our Resort Towel: perfect for both carrying your picnic goodies and to rest on while you enjoy the 4th July fireworks. Take some snaps of your celebrations that must include the towel or bag and then send them to us to share on our social media spaces. Winners will be announced on 9th July and each will receive a pair of Thrive Pillows (we have 4 pairs to give away!) Winners must visit one of our NYC stores to collect their pillow prize.
This year the iconic fireworks display, now located on the East River, will be set off from the Brooklyn Bridge. Below we have assembled a list of the best spots to enjoy nature among the boroughs with friends and family.
- Battery Park
- Boroughs & Neighborhoods
- Battery Park City
The green space at the lower tip of Manhattan, this residential neighborhood features soaring apartment towers and plenty of recreational space. Among its attractions are the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Irish Hunger Memorial. Major downtown destinations like the 9/11 Memorial and Trinity Church are nearby. Visitors can shop in Brookfield Place, an upscale mall that includes a food court with offerings from some of the City’s top chefs, and take in picturesque waterfront views while strolling through Hudson River Park.
- Liberty State Park – Explore the Battery Park City waterfront and then after dark, settle in to Battery Park for a view of the Jersey City fireworks, set off across the Hudson River.
- Coney Island – You might find more entertainment at this 4th of July celebration in Brooklyn than anywhere else in the City. While the fireworks are the main event, you can make a full day of it: lay out on the beach, take a spin on Luna Park’s rides and check out special events like the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest. Then claim some space on Coney Island’s beach or its 2.5-mile-long boardwalk to watch the evening’s fireworks.
- Staten Island – Alice Austen House hosts this annual event on the waterfront, which overlooks the New York Harbor. Set up camp on the museum’s lawn to hear the live music performance leading up to the Citywide fireworks displays.
- Staten Island Yankees – A fireworks display with views from the waterfront stadium are already plenty scenic without the added pyrotechnics.
- Views from Manhattan – Head to the Lower East Side for a view from East River Park, or make your way uptown to Carl Schurz Park. The Queensboro Bridge will be in your sightline there, but it certainly won’t inhibit your view or your Instagram post.
- Views from Brooklyn – Bring a blanket to Grand Ferry Park, East River State Park or Transmitter Park for views along the northern Brooklyn waterfront.