12 Fourth of July Events and Specials in New York, New Jersey

The Fourth of July is here and what better way to celebrate than with food, drinks, family and fireworks? Check out these twelve events happening in the tri-state area, where you can find all of the above and more.

New York

The Dutch in Soho is hosting its annual Fourth of July all-day luau. There will be special luau-only menu items, including fresh tuna poke and macadamia mai tais to sip on. The restaurant's holiday hours are 11 a.m. through 9 p.m. 

Midnights in Brooklyn is hosting a Fourth of July barbecue. They are featuring homemade jello shots and other food and drink specials. Their event is running from 1 p.m. unt. Additionally, they will have games and be sure to grab a seat on the rooftop to see the fireworks.

Syndicated in Bushwick is fittingly showing the movie Independence Day on the Fourth of July. Tickets are priced at $4 and showtimes are at 6:20 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. They are featuring food and drink specials for the 4th that can be easily ordered from your seat.

The Heights at the Arlo Nomad hotel is having a rooftop Fourth of July party. Tickets are priced at $70 which includes unlimited BBQ food as well as beer, wine and frose. They are offering an afternoon session from 2-5pm as well as an evening session from 6-9pm. NBC New York's Lauren Scala, gave her review of the Heights here.

If you want to be on the water this holiday, head to the Brooklyn Barge’s Fourth of July party. Ticket prices start at $50 for standing room, which includes two drink tickets, and go up to $250 dollars, which includes dinner, drinks and a place to sit. 

The William Vale Hotel in Brooklyn is hosting a party on the Fourth of July at its green space near the waterfront. Tickets cost a fitting $17.76. Burgers, fries, drinks and ice cream will be available for purchase from their food truck, Mister Dips.

Dominique Ansel Kitchen is offering up a special Fourth of July treat. From July 1-4, you can get a slice of watermelon filled with watermelon soft serve ice cream and topped with chocolate watermelon “seeds” for $10. This is sure to be an Instagram-worthy dessert.

If you’re in the mood for a picnic this holiday weekend, order a basket for $50 from Walter’s in Brooklyn. The picnic basket will feed two and have fried chicken, salads, root beer and brownies. The best thing about this picnic lunch is that all of the proceeds go to Hunger Free America.

On July 2, Atlantic Social in Brooklyn is hosting a pig roast. Tickets are $25 for all you can eat and an additional $15 to make the event all you can drink. The event starts at noon.

New Jersey

Long Branch's 27th annual Oceanfest will take place Tuesday, July 4. The family-friendly event will run from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., according to the event's Facebook page. The day will feature musical performances, food vendors and be capped off with a fireworks display.

There will be a kite flying competition outside of the Ocean City Music Pier this Fourth of July with entertainment and fireworks to follow. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. 

The Annual Jersey City Fireworks and Freedom festival will be held in Exchange Place, a downtown section of Jersey City. The event has food trucks, games, live music and a beer garden. Be sure to bring chairs or a blanket for the fireworks display.

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