Are you staying in the city for the 4th of July? Good for you. If you’re not leaving the neighborhood for the day, even better. Stay local and soak up the all-American excellence that Brooklyn has to offer! Whether you’re looking for warehouse parties, rooftop parties, BBQ, concerts, or something else, we’ve got ya covered.
The Warehouse Rager: Roberta’s Tikki Disco @ Knockdown Center, 8PM-2AM, $5
Roberta’s Pizza is hosting a big rock’n’roll pizza and beer party at the Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens. Oh yeah, we’ve written about this place quite a few times because it. is. awesome. It’s billed as an all-night dance party and features live music by The Dirty Fences and more. At $5 this is a steal! Best news: Get the crew together because you can literally bring 50 people with you. This place is HUGE.
Will Travel 4 Music: 4th of July Beach Party @ Rockaway Beach, 1-9PM, Free
An excellent music series is brewing out in the Rockaways. My Social List and Sixpoint are launching it with one of their strongest lineups on the 4th of July (for free). It’s going down at Ripper’s, a burger joint once destroyed by Sandy, but now fully functional and ready to be flooded with some Americana. Bands include Celestial Shore and Friend Roulette, and there may or may not be free beers courtesy of Sixpoint.
The Musical 4th: Glenn Jones 4th of July Bash @ Silent Barn, 3PM, $10
Silent Barn is throwing a garden party featuring a record release for guitar master Glenn Jones on Thrill Jockey Records, and also… A WATER BALLOON FIGHT. Beer & BBQ will be available. Starts at 3PM, and it’s gonna cost ya $10.
Wanna Get Fancy? Awesomeness @ King & Grove Pool, $350
If you’re feeling a romantic night with pool access, a fantastic view of the fireworks, and some boozing, you can reserve two sun beds on the King & Grove pool deck for $350 (includes your choice of a bottle of Moet Imperial or Chandon Rose!)
Roof is on Fire: Rooftop Party @ 449 Broadway, free
This free rooftop party promised all sorts of interesting people, DJs, and surprises. Plus, as they said, it’s hard to argue with 360 degree firework shows- you will literally see them going off all around you. Plus they have their own fireworks. Dayum. #Roof
Live Music Roof Jam: Party 4 America II @ 1085 Willoughby, 2PM, Free
If you’re the type that just wants to keep it mellow, BYOB, and fireworks-gaze while listening to some excellent bands, then this party is for you! Featuring Turnip King, Video Daughters, BIG HUGE, and more.
Bushwick Roof Top Party @ 1085 Broadway, 2PM, Free
Yes, that’s right. 1085 Broadway also has an epic roof top party bash! Ken South Rock, Imaginary Friends & Space Meow will rock it beginning at 2PM.
Fireworks up close: Fireworks @ Coney Island, Free
Coney Island isn’t that far away. It’s also a very festive place to be on the 4th. There are hot dog eating contests, freakshows, live music and, most importantly, incredible fireworks. It’s all free!
Also contributed to this post: Polly Brewster, Katarina Hybenova & Cat Agonis.