New York City’s Best July 4th Weekend Events & Attractions (July 1st & July 2nd)
July 1st Events & Attractions:
River and Blues: John Hammond. Wagner Park at Battery Place and West Street. Hear the sounds of the blues with John Hammond and his band in Downtown Manhattan free at 7:00 pm. Free concert.
I Do Not Doubt I Am Limitless: Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn. Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn Furman Street off Old Fulton St, Brooklyn Heights. Event is from 5:00 pm until midnight. Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Brooklyn Heights Association with their tribute to great Brooklynite, Walt Whitman. This free outdoor concert includes the CSC Funk Band, Wingdale Community Singers, Christy and Emily, Prince Rama, and more.
Baseball – New York Yankees vs. Seattle Mariners. New Yankee Stadium at 1:05 pm. See: Best of NYC Sports
July 2nd Events & Attractions:
Free McDonalds Frappe from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. With around 80 McDonalds in Manhattan you cannot miss picking up your free McDonalds Frappe, in mocha and caramel flavors, July 2nd. A perfect cold treat for a hot summer day. See: Top 10 Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms in NYC
NBC’s Today Show Free Summer Concert Series featuring Maroon 5 at 7:00 am. On the plaza at Rockefeller Center, between 49th and 50th Streets near 5th Avenue. Do not miss your chance to see Maroon 5 free along with a chance to be on TV on NBC’s Today Show. The music starts at 7:00 am but ensure you arrive around 6:00 am for the best view. See: 10 Best New York City TV Shows to Be an Audience Member
The 2010 Good Morning America Summer Concert featuring Mary J. Blige at 7:00 am. Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, near the park entrance at 5th Avenue and East 69th Street. Good Morning America is hosting their own concert series every Friday this summer until August 27th. Come hear R&B star Mary J. Blige to kickstart this July 4th weekend. This free concert is first come, first serve. Come early, by 6:00 am, for the best view. See: 10 Best New York City TV Shows to Be an Audience Member
YellowFever and Woven Bones presented by the Seaport. South Street Seaport, Pier 17, 6:00 pm. A free concert at South Street Seaport with two great bands from the hottest Texas music scene in Austin. These are not country music bands. The duo known as YellowFever has been described as indie pop and twee punk while Woven Bones sound is garage punk filled with loud sounds and distorted vocals.
Baseball – New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays. New Yankee Stadium at 1:05 pm. See: Best of New York City Sports
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Our 2009 New York City July 4th Event List