America’s Independence Day is about glory, pride, patriotism, and fun. The Big Apple will be buzzing with neon lights, fireworks, and music. While we’re thrilled to be the riding partner of New Yorkers, here’s what we’re doing to ensure you and your family ride safely in and around New York City.
- We’ve created pickup and drop-off zones in the city’s most crowded areas.
- We’ve ensured you can connect with thousands of riders conveniently via our mobile app.
- You will receive critical notifications and updates on your ride and also the traffic in the city.
- Our drivers will thoroughly sanitize their vehicles one hour before the ride and immediately after they finish a service.
- The drivers will find the best navigation routes to avoid traffic and ensure a smooth ride for customers.
- We’re offering multipoint pickup and drop-off services so you don’t have to book multiple vehicles and can support the environment.
- We have upgraded our vehicles’ navigation and geolocation features so you know exactly where your loved ones are.
- We’re ensuring that airport transits are smoother and hassle-free on this busy day and that we make the most comfortable airport limos available.
It’s summertime when splashes of yellow, orange, and amber hues fill the city skies. This is when New Yorkers step out with sunscreen and are excited to witness the magic at the Macy’s fireworks which begin after 9 pm. Here’s a list of exciting events around New York City that will give you the essential dose of fun and make your heart swell with pride.
This year we’re focusing on fun events and activities for friends and family.
Events you Must Not Miss This Year
Macy’s 46th Edition of the 4th of July Fireworks
Over sixty-five thousand shells (approximately 2,000 per minute) are fired off from the East River on five different barges. This spectacle lasts for half an hour and features vivid colors and shapes in 3D with dramatic effects created a mile across the river and thousands of feet in the air. The barges are positioned on the East River with prime viewing from three boroughs.
This year you will witness impressions of aquatic creatures like the Blinking Smiling Face, Whistling Jellyfish, Swimming Chrysanthemums, Little Snakes Swimming, and more.
The fireworks will begin with a pyro salute to the American spirit and showcase tall hats, little snake shells, mushrooms, and a tricolor interlocking ring to cheer the crowd.
The best viewing points include:
- E. 42nd Street and FDR Drive – Entrances at the security checkpoints at 1st Avenue and East 34th Street or 1st Avenue and East 42nd Street.
- E. 23rd Street and FDR Drive – Entrance at the 1st Avenue and East 23rd Street.
- Gantry Plaza State Park area around 44th Drive on North Borden Avenue on the South Vernon.
- Boulevard on the East.
- Center Boulevard between 54th Avenue and Borden Avenue.
- Newtown Creek.
- Vernon Boulevard.
- 54th Avenue between Vernon Boulevard and Center Boulevard.
- Access point on Greenpoint Avenue at Transmitter Park.
- Newton Barge Playground.
- Marsha P. Johnson State Park, East River – Access point at Kent Avenue.
- Bushwick Inlet Park.
The Seaport Beach Fest
Head out for a weekend of revelry, music, and festivities at Fulton St. and head up to Pier 17 in the Seaport from Friday to Monday. You can experience live performances, pop-up bars, and food trucks and relax at the beach.
The buzzing beach will have lounge chairs, sand toys, and umbrellas while rotating food trucks are set by the top eateries around New York, while swanky bars will be set up to elevate your mood with festive libations.
New York City’s best tribute bands will perform summer beach tunes like Eli Escobar and Jimmy Kenny.
On Fulton Street, NYC’s latest concept bar Makitiki will be hosting live music through the weekend with finger food and bar snacks served along with unique concoctions and cocktails. In addition, the Seaport will launch a sculpture by sculptor John Gowdy, a retired New Jersey firefighter.
Manhattan by Sail will be the newest addition to the Seaport, which will offer a family-friendly sail that lasts for forty-five minutes along the East River. The best part is that all the public events will be free to attend.
Don’t forget to book your Carmel Limo on our app to have fun under the sun. Pick your friends and family along the way with our multipoint pickup service. We’ll wait for you and drop you back home if you choose our waiting service with the lowest hourly price guarantee.
Shakespeare in the Park
For Shakespeare and theatre enthusiasts, the Public Theater is open to a famous NYC democratic tradition where the legend’s famous plays are enacted in Central Park’s open-air Delacorte Theatre. With the Belvedere Castle in the backdrop, Shakespeare’s larger-than-life productions come to life while featuring the best talent in the city in the open arena.
The cast included Meryl Streep, Al Pacino, Kevin Kline, Denzel Washington, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and George C. Scott in the past.
This year, the first show of the first season will feature Richard III, where the magnetic Danai Gurira will play the lead. The second offering will include the musical adaptation of the immersive As You Like It in August.
The easiest route to this venue is to enter 81st Street and Central Park West in Carmel Limo, New York. We will be happy to navigate through the busy roads of NYC in our super-comfortable cars.
Concerts on The Rooftop at Pier 17
The rooftop at Pier 17 will host more than 60 concerts where the fun never ends. The line-up of famous artists performing chartbusters includes Sum 41, Simple Plan, The Offspring, Elvis Costello, Pusha T, Flogging Molly, Blondie, Mayday Parade, Jason Mraz, Dashboard Confessional, Bikini Kill, and more.
These events are for you if you’re into punk pop, alternative pop, and some punk metal. As the summer sets in, top performers will rock the stage while the venue will serve fantastic food and drinks with breathtaking city views.
The electric performances in July 2022 include:
- July 7: Yacht Rock Revue 2022 Tour
- July 8: Bikini Kill
- July 12 & 13: Five Seconds of Summer
- July 15: Made of Rain 2022 Tour by the Psychedelic Furs
- July 20: We Own the Night Tour by the Cult
- July 22: Sad Summer Festival performed by Neck Deep, Journeys feat. Waterparks, Mayday Parade, and others.
- July 23: ALEXISONFIRE
- July 29: Outside Problems Tour by Andrew Bird and Iron & Wine.
- July 30 & 31: Cold Nights Tour in 2022 by Chase Atlantic.
The Rooftop pub destination features frozen beverages and cocktails by PATRÓN Tequila on the northeast and at the Grey Goose Terrace. This private hideaway lounge serves delicious food and exotic cocktails. In addition, the Heineken® Green Zone will be located on the stage front with first-hand views of the event at attractive prices.
Other founding partners Pepsi, Lincoln, and Chase will host their events throughout the season. In addition, our Carmel Limos will have sedans, SUVs, and minivans at your disposal if you’re heading out to any of these concerts with a large group. We’re also offering discount coupons on food and beverages based on your previous rides with us.
We’re also offering competitive group prices. So, hurry up!
Lincoln Center’s Gigantic Disco Ball and Magnetic Dance Floor
If you want to watch a 10-feet-wide gigantic disco ball spin to music, head to Josie Robertson Plaza at the Lincoln Center. The massive and glittering disco ball symbolizes independence and pride as it revolves at the center of “The Oasis on NYC’s largest dance floor. The summer season will have a host of music and dance performances that will run through mid-August.
The venue will also include silent discos and a mini film festival held outdoors at the David Geffen Hall. The attendees can redeem free popcorn and drinks while this silent event will have audio transmitted via headphones.
The dance floor opens to the public during the daytime. The Damrosch Park has a capacity of 2,500 seats at its amphitheater, which will host free and live, unplugged performances with singalongs, local graduations, poetry readings, and all-city wedding celebrations. In addition, an orchestral tribute will feature Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, which you don’t want to miss.
Book your Carmel Limo today to experience the magic at the Lincoln Centre and celebrate American Independence in all its pomp and glory.
The Summer Club 4th July Pool Party
Long Island City’s Summer Pool Party will likely be the “best-kept secret” on the 4th of July while viewing the fireworks over the East River. While the river parks will be crowded, this LIC-hosted event will be the swankiest of 4th July parties at the Summer Club at Long Island City. This day-long pool party starts at noon, followed by fireworks viewing at 5 pm.
If you’re a party head that wants to watch some spectacular fireworks and enjoy some Gin tonic, this is a must-go event.
Book a Carmel Limo on our mobile app for instant pickup and drop-off services on a busy day like the 4th of July.
Dinner cruise: Notch up your experience game by opting for a dinner cruise at the Hudson River. This six-hour cruise includes an exquisite meal with drinks. Then, get ready for champagne toasting during the fireworks.
Empire State Building: This iconic building will host a party at its Observatory with incredible city views and fireworks!
The Summit: This is one of NY’s most sought-after observation decks hosting its first 4th of July event. The event starts at 7:30 pm with the inclusion of an open bar, music, a BBQ, 360-degree views of the city, and fireworks.
We hope the featured list will help you fulfill your 4th of July fun aspirations while experiencing the day with collective pride.
Carmel Limos NYC will celebrate with you by giving you the best riding experience in the city.
Happy 4th of July to all the proud Americans from the Carmel Limos Family!