Friday, July 2
Movies Under the Stars: Moana: Acclaimed Disney animated film Moana is coming to the Bronx’s Concrete Plant Park this Friday for a free screening. Spread a blanket, bring a picnic and enjoy a movie in the warm outdoors. Perfect for kids and the whole family. Concrete Plant Park, The Bronx. 8 p.m. Free.
Brooklyn Foodie Festival: Friday Night Bites: Love food? Come to Friday Night Bites this Friday to find all that Brooklyn has to offer. Enjoy carnival games and a bouncy house, all while listening to live music and sampling food from over ten local vendors. Takes place right on the edge of the Gowanus Canal. 426 President St., Brooklyn. 5 p.m. $10.
Saturday, July 3
Cuban Salsa Dance Class: If you’ve ever considered learning Salsa, now is the time. Salsa Sabrosa School is offering a free class and social dance this Saturday at the end of Pier 45. Listen to music, socialize – and, of course, salsa – all while enjoying the heat and gorgeous views down the Hudson River. Pier 45 at Hudson River Park. 5 p.m. Free.
Lake Paddle: Come to Bronx Park this Saturday at 10 a.m. for a chance to paddle-boat down the Bronx River. Enjoy the lull of the boat, the sound of the water, and the play of the sun along the river. This section of the River is calm and so perfect for beginners and families. River Park in Bronx Park. 10 a.m. $25 for adults, $15 for children.
Sunday, July 4
Smorgasburg: Smorgasburg, New York City’s food bazaar spectacular, is returning in earnest this year to parks across the City. Come to Williamsburg this Sunday to celebrate the fourth of July with dozens of vendors, selling everything from bao to tacos to ice cream. 90 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free to enter.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks: Come celebrate the way New York City knows best: with Macy’s annual fireworks show. Watch from Red Hook, the downtown Manhattan riverfront, or a rooftop near you. Macy’s show is the largest in the country, so come prepared for noise. Several local sites or at home, 8 p.m. Free.