Macy's Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Display
This spectacular display takes place over the East River. Viewing sites stretch along FDR Drive from Fourteenth Street to Forty-first Street; the Brooklyn Promenade is also a good place to watch. Call 212-494-4495 for more information.
Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center
One of the most popular city summer events, this dance party takes place outdoors at the Lincoln Center's Hosie Robertson Plaza. Find more information on the Web at
Summerstage Concerts in Central Park
Some thirty free concerts feature a wide range of music, dance, films, and the spoken word. Takes place in the evening and on weekend afternoons at the Rumsay Playfield. Enter at Sixty-ninth Street and Fifth Avenue, or Seventy-second Street and Central Park West. Find more information on the Web at
Shakespeare in the Park
A New York institution, these free performances of Shakespearean dramas take place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, usually with a cast of celebrity actors. Find more information on the Web at