THURSDAY 7/4: 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show Along The Hudson River

Tomorrow night marks the 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show, which will once again take place along the Hudson River. The official start time for the show is 9:00 pm, although it generally tends to be closer to 9:20ish. The fireworks run approximately 25 minutes.

Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Returning To Hudson, But With Possible Diminished Views From UWS

UPDATE 7/4: I’m now getting additional conflicting information on the Riverside Park South area. A representative from the Riverside Park Fund told me it would be open, while another source e-mailed me to confirm that their contact at the Parks Department is “adamant” it will close. I believe there my be some confusion between the [...]

Upper West Side Photos Of The Day: Sunset & Fireworks

Nice sequence of photos from @elliemphoto (www.ellie-photographyblog.com) taken on the 4th of July from West End Avenue in the 60s. If you were out on Monday night you know just how amazing the sky looked that night.

West Side Community Garden BBQ Tonight — 6:00 – 8:30 pm

If you’re looking for some low-key, last-minute plans for tonight, the West Side Community Garden (West 89th, between Amsterdam & Columbus) is hosting a BBQ tonight from 6:00 – 8:30 pm.

35th Annual Macy’s Fireworks Show — Tonight At 9 pm On The Hudson

The Annual Macy’s Fireworks Show returns to the Hudson River tonight for the third year in a row. This year’s show, with the theme “Gift Of Freedom,” will pay special tribute to the Statue Of Liberty, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The show starts at 9:00 pm and runs for about 25 minutes.

Still Looking for a Fireworks View Tonight?

The big Macy’s fireworks show is on the west side of Manhattan again this year, launching the fireworks simultaneously from six barges on the Hudson River between 24th and 50th.  The official word is that recommended viewing spots in New York City are located on the northbound lanes of the West Side Highway from 23rd [...]

Happy Independence Day!

My Upper West readers Tristan and Margot sent in this picture of their pooches, and in the spirit of Independence Day, we just had to share.  Harper, a Cocker Spaniel, and Princeton, a Yorkie, are “big readers” of My Upper West and “would like to see themselves on the computer.”  Wish granted!

Weekend Specials at Shake Shack

Eater reports that Shake Shack is celebrating the Fourth of July weekend with some specials.  Come to the Upper West Side location at Columbus and 77th for a Shack Corn Dog ($4.50), an all-beef hot dog with a jalapeno cornmeal batter and Rick’s Picks Corn Relish.  If you’re looking for something sweet, try a My [...]

Fourth of July Celebration at New York Historical Society

Join the New York Historical Society for a Fourth of July celebration featuring actors and re-enactment troops of the American Revolution from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  This free admission* event gives you a chance to talk to “Benjamin and Mrs. Franklin” and learn from troops of the 4th New York Regiment about the American [...]

New York Philharmonic: Born on the Fourth of July

Here’s a great way to celebrate the Fourth of July… come to Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center (65th and Broadway) on Friday or Saturday to enjoy a performance by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Bramwell Tovey and with a special accompaniment by the great pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin.  The show will feature music by [...]