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Family friendly July 4th events in New York 2017

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The New York area is one of the best places to celebrate the 4th of July.

Not only will it have one of the largest celebrations in America, but it will also have a plethora of events that will be geared to the entire family, and if you’re in the market for a nice family event, check these five out.

July 4th at Coney Island
July 4 @ 9 am
Coney Island — 1208 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 372-5159

Coney Island will be packed on July 4th weekend, and all weekend long, one of the most historic amusement parks in the nation will put on a multitude of events throughout the park and in the surrounding area that will bring in Uncle Sam’s birthday. Oh, and you’ll be treated to an awesome fireworks display as well.

International African Arts Festival
July 1-4 @ 10 am
Commodore Barry Park — Nassau St. & Navy St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 638-6700

The arts will come alive at one of the largest African arts festivals in the country. The International African Arts Festival will be a weekend long event of music and arts that will showcase the African arts community in ways that will be inspiring.

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show
July 4 @ 7 pm
Various Locations, New York City
No Phone Number

The biggest 4th of July Party and fireworks on the planet will be happening on this night in NYC. The Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show has been a Big Apple tradition for decades, and on the East River, three barges will set off fireworks show that will make Manhattan’s skyline even more romantic.

Rills Park Beach Bazaar
July 4 @ 9 am
Jacob Rills Park Beach — 16702 Rockaway Beach Blvd., Queens, NY 11694
No Phone Number

Summer time in Queens means one thing, Bazaar time. Riis Park Beach will host their annual Bazaar, which, if you have never been to one, is a ton of fun that you really don’t want to miss out on during the busy 4th of July weekend.

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest
Jun 14 @ 12 noon
Coney Island — 1208 Surf Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11224
(718) 372-5159

There is nothing like watching some brave souls wolf down as many hot dogs as possible. The Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest has become a summer tradition, and although this contest will be beyond July 4th, it is still synonymous with the 4th of July in New York.