New York

You Can Watch NYC's 4th of July Fireworks from 100 Floors Above Manhattan

Edge is welcoming guests to its celebratory event on July 4.

Photo courtesy of Edge
Photo courtesy of Edge
Photo courtesy of Edge

If you’re still scrambling to find a friend’s rooftop where you can (maybe) see the iconic 4th of July fireworks in NYC, you might now have a better option to pitch to your group.

Edge, the highest outdoor observation deck in the western hemisphere, is welcoming guests for a special 4th of July Celebration event. With unparalleled views of the Big Apple and its surrounding areas, watching the Macy’s, Coney Island, and Jersey City fireworks will be an immersive experience that will keep your eyes glued to the sky from 7 pm until midnight.

Accessing the event is easy. Those wishing to participate can purchase tickets on Edge’s website, and together with the outdoor deck admission, each patron over 21 will receive two complimentary glasses of champagne, unlimited popcorn, and a corn dog.

Since its opening, Edge has built a name for itself with exhilarating and view-centric events. Sky High Yoga invites people to take in beautiful views while they stretch and tone on Edge’s rooftop deck, while the bravest ones can join the City Climb initiative, and literally climb the outdoor building like the protagonist of a Hollywood action movie. On July 4, guests who take part in the celebratory event will be able to get to climbing with City Climb starting at 7:45 pm.

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New York

Get Free Citi Bike Passes This Weekend for the Return of NYC's Summer Streets

The annual car-free event kicks off on August 6.

Photo courtesy of Summer Streets
Photo courtesy of Summer Streets
Photo courtesy of Summer Streets

New York’s favorite car-free event is back.

On August 6 and for the next two consecutive Saturdays (August 13 and August 20), Summer Streets will take over Park Avenue for a day of arts, culture, and, most importantly, no cars from 7 am–1 pm. Aimed at encouraging New Yorkers to celebrate the city’s streets in a more sustainable way, the annual car-free event will welcome participants to run, walk, play, and even bike along the route.

For the occasion, Citi Bike will be giving away free day passes on the first day of the event, on August 6. By using the code SUMMER22 in the Citi Bike app, New Yorkers will receive unlimited 30-minute rides on a classic Citi Bike for 24 hours, and will be able to join the Summer Streets celebration while helping out the environment.

Summer Streets will stretch along Park Avenue between the Brooklyn Bridge and East Harlem, and along the route, it will feature several wind-down areas, dubbed “Rest Stops.” Free performances, events, and art installations will take place there, and visitors will get the chance to find their favorite rest stop to have some fun.

At the Lafayette Street Rest Stop, between Duane and Worth Streets, Unlimited Biking will be providing free bike rentals for those participating in the Summer Streets event. There will be 100 complimentary bikes at three rest stops along the way. At Foley Square, a Topo Chico Beverage Zone will take over on August 6, and guests will be able to enjoy a DJ set from 10 am–1 pm for a proper dance party. Visitors can also choose to head over to the Fitness Class Stage in Cooper Square (between Wanamaker Place and 8th Street), where fitness classes will be open to anyone looking to get some movement in.

Summer Streets is free for anyone to attend. For more information and to check out a full list of event and performances, you can visit the Summer Streets website.

Here’s a map of this year’s route:

Image courtesy of NYC DOT
Image courtesy of NYC DOT
Image courtesy of NYC DOT

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