Go Fourth! Downtown Alliance Offers Sizzling List Of Cool Stuff to Do This Weekend in Lower Manhattan
The Alliance for Downtown New York has compiled a list of fun ideas for visitors and residents who want to make the most of their July 4 weekend. Check out the cool stuff that’s happening all over Lower Manhattan—from free concerts, to fireworks, to great specials from local retailers. “With a rich history dating back to before the American Revolution—and a fabulous list of weekend entertainment and holiday specials—there’s no better place on earth to spend the Fourth of July weekend than Lower Manhattan,” said Elizabeth H. Berger, President of the Downtown Alliance. “We know how to throw a great party.”
A quick inventory of Downtown’s holiday offerings includes:
Dan Zanes and Friends Jam & Jubilee at Battery Park from 2 PM to 5 PM on July 4. Doors open at 1 PM and admission is free. Celebrate the Fourth family-style with Grammy Award-winning artist Dan Zanes and his incredible array of musical friends. Spend the day dancing to the rhythms of La Cumbiamba eNeYe, marching with the parade of 76 Trombones and singing along to Dan’s own brand of Broadway classics.
Space is limited and entry is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Rosanne Cash on Governors Island. The show begins at 2 PM on July 4, and admission is free. This Grammy-winning singer and songwriter performs classic American songs and original tunes spanning country, rock, roots and pop. The concert is presented by Trinity Wall Street. Free ferries leave from the Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street at the corner of Whitehall Street.
Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl Street (212-425-1778). To celebrate the holiday, the museum will offer a discounted $1 admission on July 3 and 4. Hours are 12 to 5 PM.
Schooner Pioneer at South Street Seaport, Pier 16, from 7 PM to 10 PM on July 4. Spend three glorious hours on the waters of New York Harbor watching Macy's famous fireworks and enjoying a delicious three-course meal and unlimited open bar. The cost is $350 per person and reservations are required. (212-748-8786)
Downtown Alliance Spotlights July 4 Activities in Lower Manhattan
Texas on Tour with the Old 97s, at South Street Seaport, 7 PM on July 4. Original altcountry greats, The Old 97s, throw a free Independence Day party as part of Texas on Tour interactive roadshow.
8th Annual Nighttime Walking Tour of Revolutionary War New York, 54 Pearl Street, From 2 AM to 6 AM on Sunday July 4. For the eighth year in a row, veteran walking-tour guide James S. Kaplan will share remarkable facts about key Revolutionary War heroes buried in Lower Manhattan. As you watch the early morning sun rise from Trinity Church, you’ll be fascinated to discover just how pivotal New York City was throughout the War
for Independence. Cost is $20 ($15 for Fraunces Tavern Museum members).