The forecast for the Fourth of July, this Friday is…sketchy. If the city does experience the rainy fallout from Tropical Storm Arthur, what do we do if the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest is a washout, fireworks are dampened and our barbecues doused?
Here are a few weather-proof suggestions:
The New York Philharmonic teams up with The Commander’s Own U.S. Marine, Drum and Bugle Corps for a Star-Spangled Celebration, featuring song selections fitting for America’s birthday.
A Fourth of July Endless Barbecue will take place at Yotel in Midtown, rain or shine. There will be two seatings: one afternoon and one evening. $50 will get you unlimited food; $65 unlimited food and beverage. The grub will be holiday-appropriate and includes fried chicken, mac and cheese, corn on the cob and peach cobbler. Get your tickets here.
The New York Historical Society will feature family fare all day long, such as a scavenger hunt, revolutionary hat decorating and stories and musical performances on the American Revolution by the Hudson River Ramblers
And remember that many of our museums will be open on the holiday, including MOMA, the Metropolitan, Museum of Natural History and the Brooklyn Museum.
Whatever you do, have a great holiday!
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