NYC LIFE: Fireworks, Dance Party, Summer Sales, Vive La France
We’re hope you dear Tomatoes are enjoying a lovely long holiday weekend, no matter where you are. If you’re in town for the Macys Fireworks extravaganza, remember it’s on the East Side this year. Check out the best locations to watch (unless of course you’re on a fabulous rooftop somewhere.) Also check out our 4th of July Playlist! The big band dance party is back, Gabrielle Carlson’s fab summer sale is in full swing, and celebrate our French allies who helped us win our independence, right here in NYC.
This year Macy’s is launching their fireworks displays from 5 barges in the East River from E. 24 to E.41st Streets. Here are the best public viewing locations and public entry ways.
The Ultimate 4th of July Play List.
Download these songs right now and you’ll have the best July 4th playlist at the party!
Now-July 30. The Ultimate Summer Treat.
Our friend and brilliant designer Gabrielle Carlson’s summer sale is extended to the end of July. Linen tops, dresses, summer tops in Japanese matte and wash ‘n wear satin crepe. Off the rack, or made to order, EVERYTHING IS DISCOUNTED. Irresistibly priced and the best part is meeting Gab. Head to 501 Lexington @47th Street, NYC.
July 1-15. Big-Band Dance Party
Midsummer Night Swing begins with a lesson in swing, tango, salsa, etc., followed by a live band in Damrosch Park at Lincoln Center. This is the premier summer dance party of the summer featuring 15 evenings of social dance under the stars, and a lineup of artists who reflect the diversity of New York City. Damrosch Park transforms into New York City’s dance floor, bringing together people of all skill levels, ages, and ethnicities. Here’s the full line up. And watch the video for inspiration.
Viva La France
Celebrate our French allies who help us gain our indepence as they celebrate their independence with Bastille Day. Here are two fun events where you can do just that.
July 3-16. French Restaurant Week
French Restaurant Week includes special deals at dozens of restaurants on the days between America’s Independence Day and France’s Bastille Day.
July 9. French street fair
Celebrate our French allies on Bastille Day by eating crêpes and éclairs, tasting wine and cheese, watching mimes and cancan dancers, and visiting the kids’ corner, on E 60th Street (from Lexington to 5th Avenue), from noon to 5PM. Free.