4TH OF JULY
Looking for a last minute bite to eat this Independence Day? Check out the spread at Lowcountry! This southern restaurant and bourbon bar is offering up all day specials with the most American dishes you can find.
Stop by at 1pm when the fun begins and happy hour pricing will continue on throughout the day.
Bon apetit...or as we say here in the USA, dig in!
EAT: Fried Chicken Basket with Roasted Corn and Potatoes,
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Corn Bread
& a Complimentary Carafe of John Daly
5 pieces for $28
10 piece for $50
DRINK: $5 Draft Beers, Wines by the Glass and Select Cocktails
WHEN: July 4th, 1 pm-close
WHERE: Lowcountry 142 W. 10th Street
New York City is bustling with great watering holes so it's really not necessary to skip town for the holiday. If you're hanging around this week, check out this list of great 4th of July cocktails served up at great local bars. Sad to be missing out? Don't worry, we also have some DIY recipes for some patriotic 'tails.
Williamsburg’s MyMoon, serves a Red, White and Blue Sangria ($8 glass, $30 carafe) made with Maprecco Vinho Verde (white wine) and topped with strawberries and blueberries. The drink is also extremely aromatic thanks to the addition of Capel Pisco, a floral brandy made with Muscat grapes. Enjoy it on MyMoon’s sprawling outdoor patio.
Without a doubt, New York City has one of the best fireworks displays in the country for the 4th of July. Why skip town when you can catch an amazing showing of bright lights and amazing colors? One thing about Joonbug is we sure know how to party. So we've rounded up the best spots in the city for prime firework viewing and a good bash to celebrate America's birthday.
XVI Light up your 4th of July with hints of decadence and glamour at XVI Rooftop Lounge. At sixteen stories in the air, you’ll feel as though you’re celebrating in an opulent French chateau- right in the heart of midtown. Guests can gaze out over the Hudson River while surrounded by unbelievable views of Manhattan.
Fourth of July is right around the corner and there's no better way to treat yourself than with a fun getaway to NYC...or a staycation if you're already here! Gansevoort Meatpacking and Gansevoort Park Avenue are offering up a couple of exclusive Independence Day specials that are sure to get you into the USA-spirit.
Get Lit on the Park Package - offered at Gansevoort Park Avenue, starting at $536 per night - Includes a NYC map, continental breakfast for two at Asellina, $20 Metro pass, two Gansevoort baseball caps, BBQ lunch for two served on the rooftop, half price parking, 30-minute fusion massage at Exhale Spa, 30-minute facial at Exhale Spa, and Exhale gift bag with suncreen and SPF lip balm.
The Fourth of July is going to be hopping at the Waterfront at Pier 92 this year. The 12-hour rooftop beach party will be hosted by Arrival and will feature performances by hip hop artists Lil' Jon and Wyclef Jean. Top electronica DJs will also take the stage, such as Hook N Sling, Ken Loi, Serge Devant, and The EC Twins.
Virgil's Real Barbecue will be serving food along with almost a dozen of the city's best food trucks, including Phil's Steaks and Valducci's Pizza. There will also be tanning decks for those looking to get Snooki-fied, a sand pit for those who wanna get down 'n' dirty, air conditioned cabanas to beat the heat, and an outstanding view of the Macy's fireworks on the Hudson.
Circle Line is amping up for 4th of July this year. For the third year running, they will be hosting their exclusive pier party featuring a first class view of the fireworks on the Hudson River. There will be a live DJ, as well as photo opportunities with Captain America and a Statue of Liberty stilt walker, along with plenty of carnival games for the kiddies. There will also be food and drinks available for purchase with menu items such as hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken kebobs, cotton candy, wine & beer, and plenty more. Guests will be able to purchase food and drink tickets when they arrive at the pier. In addition, there will be special 4th of July merchandise for sale. The party goes from 8-11pm, but for those wanting more action, stop by at 4pm to jam out to top 40 music. Tickets are $89 and can be purchased here.
Join FRIGID New York 4th of July weekend for a mini-festival with the best Frigid artists and Fringe Festival artists, hand picked by Horse Trade Theater Group. This frigid event is sure to cool you off during the hot weekend! The mini-festival will play at UNDER St. Marks June 28-July 4. Tickets are $15 ($12 for students & seniors) and are available here. Check out the line-up of performances below.
Kill the Band: Mock Bottom
Presented by Killy Dwyer and Kill the Band
KILL THE BAND presents a surreal, multi-media theatrical experience to celebrate the release of their triumphant second comedy rock album, MOCK BOTTOM! Part CD release party, part psychodramedy, MOCK BOTTOM mockuments the farcical cycle of the band's breakdowns and breakthroughs. Free CD included with your ticket!
Thu 6/28 & Sat 6/30 @ 10pm
Ok. So maybe the beach isn't your thing and being on a boat makes you feel like you rode the Tilt-a-Whirl 17 times to many after a funnel cake fiesta. Or perhaps fireworks aren't your gag either - remember that time when you were four and you were burned by that sparkler?. It's understandable that the exploding powders of color in the sky aren't in your flight plan. Or even still, the very thought of watching a panel of adults shovel as many hot dogs as possible down their gullets in ten minuets makes your heart ache with a coronary.
Whatever the case may be, we've got you covered. Here are a few events happening this Fourth of July weekend that are sure to be tasty to your ear and eyes.
Ina Garten is really good at what she does. Her food is simple but it always looks and tastes outstanding. It's like she has a special pixie dust she sprinkles onto her ingredients that transforms them into something greater than anything you or I could create. Maybe it's her access to fresh Hamptons seafood, or expensive vanilla extract, or that cheerful husband who will eat anything she puts in front of him. Either way, she's a fabulous cook and baker and very skilled with her electric mixer. Here is a recipe from Ina that is in high demand year round but especially popular around the 4th of July. Don't be frightened by the amount of butter and sugar in this cake, it serves a lot of people and can easily be sent home with guests after the fireworks are over.
Sure, 4th of July may be all about fireworks, freedom and various liquor concoctions --but let's not forget another key element --swimsuits! Whether you want to go for that classic 80s stars and stripes look or something new and fresh, we have you covered! Here are some of our festive swimsuit picks. Happy 4th!
We're obsessed with this Joyrich bikini and Keith Haring collaboration.