So the bad news is, July 4th falls awkwardly on a Thursday this year. This could potentially mean entering the office on Friday with the remnants of last night’s Tequila-driven hangover. If that’s your thing…
The good news is that Uncle Sam’s bday celebration will be continuing steadily on into the weekend, with four solid days to enjoy Independence Day. To cover all bases, there’s something for everyone from foodies to Hipsters. #Happy4th
Stay tuned for more updates throughout the weekend.
Thursday, July 4th
What’s a 4th of July to-do list without Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest? Ladies competition starting at 11:25 AM and men at 12 PM.
If you can get an invite, head over to Reed Space’s LES Pool Party at Thompson LES. Becka Diamond is taking the first shift on the 1s and 2s, with DJ Cougarskin’s late 90s/early 2000s, R & B, and electronic music sets closing the show.
Sixpoint Brewery and mysocialist.com host a tribute to good indie music, and even better beer at Ripper’s Rockaway Beach.
For all those looking for some entertainment a little further Uptown, the folks at Papermag have let it slip that Marcus Samuelsson will be cooking up three special types of Franks — “the midsummer (topped with shrimp salad, chili sauce and crispy onions), banh dog (with sriracha mayo, cucumber, carrots, and cilantro) and mac (dressed with cheese sauce, jerk bacon beans, cornbread crumbler, and pickles).” From Thursday to Sunday.
Free burgers, hot dogs, and roast pig at South Street Seaport’s The Iron Horse.
Rumor has it that there’s a taping of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” at Greenhouse from 10 PM to 2 AM.
Friday, July 5th
Headlined by Jay-Z’s former touring DJ Neil Armstrong, the Freedom Party features an unusually eclectic variety of music – hip-hop, R&B, rock, reggae, soul, new wave, house music, salsa, merengue, electro, afrobeat, and more.
$20 for 2 days isn’t bad if we might say so.
Saturday, July 6th
Who ya gonna call? Playing at Williamsburg’s Nitehawk Cinema on Saturday morning.
Courtesy of the homies at The Brooklyn Good Guys. Head over to Brooklyn’s Herbert Von King Park, and be sure to bring canned food along with your kickball shoes.
Theophilus London will be playing Prospect Park at 7 PM. Gratis.
Sunday, July 7th
Before there were Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire, there were Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Say Anything, all directed by Cameron Crowe. Brooklyn’s Habana Outpost will be showing it outdoors starting at 8 PM.