July 4th events in NYC: Rooftop parties, barbecues and more

Yes, we New Yorkers live in a melting pot, but somehow the cultural diversity that fills our everyday lives makes taking at least one day every year to celebrate the good old U S of A that much sweeter.
So put on your best red, white and blue and get ready to party, because NYC’s going all out this year, from bottomless barbecues, brunches and boat cruises to rooftop revelry. Which option you’ll choose is up to you– this is the land of the free, after all.