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Places to catch July 4th Fireworks in NYC and a meal

June 17, 2021, 6:22.58 pm ET

During the long holiday weekend, here are four of spots where you can eat, drink and enjoy some fireworks on July 4th.

Photo: The Sentry                                                                                                


Celebrate Summer in the City at The Sentry (435 E. 35th St.) atop the American Copper Buildings as the private social and pool club opens to ticket holders for one day only, July 4th obviously!  The Sentry, which is perched 42 stories in the sky, will transform that day into a tropical paradise from 4pm - 11pm with a DJ, BBQ and epic view of the Macy’s firework show.  Spending the day poolside on America's Birthday.  All tickets include 4 drinks and can be purchased by visiting

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Fornino at Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 has a rooftop that's open beginning at 12pm daily (weather permitting). Visitors can watch the skyline illuminate with fireworks and enjoy generations of Neapolitan pizza creations in the process. In addition to fabulous pizza made in wood burning ovens, the eatery also serves specialty cocktails at the rooftop bar for the complete 4th of July experience.  Reservations are a must and a $50 surcharge will apply to capture all of the action from this BK rooftop.

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American Brass (2-01 50th Ave) in Long Island City will serve brunch, a raw bar and drinks menu midday and a three course dinner for $75 a person at night. The fireworks are directly in front of the restaurant on the waterfront, making it the place to be. See the show without being shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people while having a delicious meal and drinks at American Brass.

Photo: Clinton Hall                                                                                              

Staten Island:

Clinton Hall (55 Richmond Terrace) will open its newest location at Empire Outlets in Staten Island on July 4th.  The Supercraft beer hall will have draft beers, signature cocktails, and over the top dishes like their award winning Double SmashBurger.  This will be complemented by a fireworks display from Empire Outlets on the water, which is free to attend. the word “independence” rather than “emancipation.”