Fireworks, a Parade & More: 4th of July Family Activities

I love the 4th of July, most of all I love fireworks. As a child, growing up in Detroit we always had the best shows and to date they are still awesome! As a New Yorker for the last 14 years, I look forward to the Macy’s Fireworks and all the festivities in NYC. Here are some of the holiday happenings via Red Tricycle. Enjoy!

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Independence Day in NYC focuses on one major event, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. And there’s good news for Brooklyn this year – the show is moving back to the East River with entertainment at the Brooklyn Bridge. But there are other ways to celebrate July 4th in the city. Keep reading to get details on the only parade in the 5 boroughs, how to survive the fireworks with kids in tow and other family-friendly Independence Day events.

The Macy’s Fireworks

While seeing the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks live is at the top of many kids’ bucket lists, it’s not exactly an easy event for families to navigate. Your kids will be staying up way past their bedtimes and unless you get invited to view the show at someone’s apartment with a sweet city view, they’ll have to spend a long time sitting or standing around waiting.

Simply put, seeing the fireworks in person…

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Hoilday: Happy 4th of July

Wishing you and yours a safe & Happy 4th of July! – Cute Beltz

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4th of July Recipes – Fun, Food, Family and Friends

July 4th is quickly approaching and it’s time to plan the BBQ menu.  This is always a great time of year because you come together with family and friends to have a great time.

I am a lover of food, so I love discovering fresh new recipes.  In addition to making hamburgers and hot dogs, I have decided to turn it up a notch this year and add a few fun new items to the menu.  I googled recipes and here are a few I plan on trying.

Disney Family.com – Top 25 summer BBQ Recipes – can’t wait to try the grilled salmon skewers, I love salmon!

Food Network – Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp with Chipotle Barbecue Sauce – try something different with shrimp.

Allrecipes.com – Almond Strawberry Salad – fresh, easy and yummy!

Oprah.com – Electric Lemonade – My favorite, so refreshing, a great ADULT drink!

Allrecipes.com – Red, White and Blue Strawberry Shortcake – got to have dessert!

What’s on your 4th of July menu?

Have fun planning your 4th of July menu and enjoy the fireworks! – Cute Beltz

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