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Fourth of July Weekend
Independence Day at CMOM
Children's Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., (212)721-1223, www.cmom.org. July 1-5.
For five days, celebrate Independence Day with different, fun workshops and activities. Ranging from an American Dream Quilt workshop, to getting creative with Independence Day fireworks, and a live performance from Super Sprowtz and Super Trainer Roger. Programs are offered at different times. Check website for details.
Fourth of July Celebration
New York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, (212)873-3400, www.nyhistory.org. July 4, 10am-6pm.
Babies through 18-year-olds are invited to celebrate American Independence and the Marquis de Lafayette, America's "French Founding Father", with scavenger hunts, performances of Revolution on the River by the Hudson River Ramblers, and other interactive programs. Round out the celebration with an ice-cream workshop.
The Festival of Independence
South Street Seaport, 11 Fulton St., www.southstreetseaport.com/4th-of-July. July 4, 1pm-10pm. Head to the perfect spot to watch the Macy's 4th July Fireworks. To celebrate there is a special festival that kicks-off at lunchtime. Featuring music, entertainment and food. Perfect to keep you entertained ahead of the main event: the fireworks! The line up includes family friendly Hot Peas 'N' Butter and Ken Whelan and NY Puppets among other great live music acts.
July 4th Celebration
NY Kids Club, Battery Park, 393 South End Ave., (212)991-3000, www.nykidsclub.com/Open-Play-Space-For-Kids-Single-Day/adult-child/Battery-Park. July 5, Noon-2pm. Don’t miss this star-spangled, fun-filled, family celebration. Create an Independence Day-themed art project, burn off some energy in air-conditioned open play, decorate cookies, and sing all-American tunes during a sing-along. There is pizza for children; beer, and hors d'oeuvres for parents and caregivers.
Check out These Firework Displays Around Manhattan:
- July 4: 39th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks, Brooklyn Bridge, (212)494-4495, www.macys.com/fireworks. 8pm.