Macy's 4th of July FireworksJul 4, 8pm - 11pmBrooklyn Bridge

The Macy's 39th Annual 4th of July Fireworks will light up the night over the East River. Brave, the theme of this year's show, will fire more than 50,00 pyrotechnic shells and effects during a 25-minute synchronized display. And don't miss seven-time Grammy award-winning artist Gloria Estefan's debut of her original song "America" featuring VH1 Save the Music's Park Place Community Middle School Choir from Brooklyn.

Come out to watch live in person, or watch it live on NBC at 8 PM EST. Hosted by Willie Geist and Tamron Hall, and featuring performances by Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Flo Rida, Brad Paisley, and Meghan Trainor.

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Stories at the Statue of Hans Christian AndersenJul 4, 11am - 12pmNear 74th Street and Fifth Avenue
Each summer on Saturday morning for the past 59 years, New Yorkers of all ages have listended to Andersen tales and other stories, folktales, and fairytales from around the world told by a group of brilliant storytellers at the Hans Christian Andersen Statue in Central Park. This landmark New York event continues this summer, with storytelling happening every Saturday from June through September.

Take part in a special 4th of July Celebration! Therese Plair will tell the Caribbean story "The Pumpkin Rider." Dovie Thomasen will tell the Lakota story "Iktomi Saves the People," and Laura Simms will tell the Romanian story "The Empress of Fairies".

Storytelling is held rain or shine. The stories are appropriate for children six years old and up. Parents or guardians are asked to sit with their children.

This free program is funded by the Hans Christian Andersen Story Telling Center, Inc.
Hans Christian Anderson Statue in Central Park
Visit the website Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center
Yoga at Morris-Jumel MansionJul 2, 1pm - 2pm65 Jumel Terrace
Awesome Asana Yoga is an hour-long exercise in body stretching and mind cleansing taught by registered yoga teacher Chelsea Best. As Chelsea says, “Awesome Asana offers a unique yogic journey, linking breath with movement in a meditative Vinyasa Flow class style designed to awaken the spirit and bring the body and mind back to a place of peace.” The class is Open Level Vinyasa, and is moderately challenging.

MJM’s Awesome Asana is part of Chelsea’s “Localize Yoga” project, which aims to make yoga affordable and accessible – to present it “as a possibility, rather than as a luxury” – to the denizens of upper Manhattan. The class is $5, and mats, should you need one, are provided.
Morris-Junel Mansion at Roger Morris Park
Visit the website Morris-Jumel 923-8008

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