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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Sweet Art: Real Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Pops Up in Chelsea

Can’t wait to indulge in this yummy chocolate and best of all it’s free. If you are going to be in the NYC area this week, stop by and check out the David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea.

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Who knew that art could be so yummy? David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea has been transformed into a mini-candy factory cranking out thousands of bite-sized sweets every day – all in the name of art. And unlike Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you don’t need a golden ticket to enter and indulge here; it’s all free and open to the public.

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How Sweet It Is

Artist Oscar Murillo is the Willy Wonka behind this sugar-charged art exhibit, entitled A Mercantile Novel. In collaboration with Colombina, a top confectionary company in Colombia, Murillo has built a fully operational production site in the gallery, staffed by experienced candy-making employees. The result? You’ll find thousands of the Chocmelo, one of Colombina’s signature candies, poured into bulk bins or wrapped in smiley face-stamped packages – all up for grabs.

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The Story Behind the Sugar

The artist’s goal is to raise awareness about trade…

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Can I Bug You For A Moment? | Cute Beltz

OK, here it goes.  If you didn’t know, Cute Beltz is in the running for the Red Tricycle Totally Awesome #Award for Baby & Kids Accessories & WE WOULD LOVE YOUR VOTE –> http://ow.ly/nIM0b . It’s a big deal & we would love to win! 🙂

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What to do with the kids in NYC? Checkout Red Tricycle New York

I love a good source for events in NYC and Red Tricycle has not disappointed yet, since their debut.  If you haven’t had a chance checkout their schedule of events, there are some fun family events going on this week —> New York Events.  If your kids are big Laurie Berkner Band fans, there is a show on Saturday, May 19th.  My girls love her, I am going to try to surprise them with tickets!!!

If you are not in the NYC area, they also have events listed for the following cities.

Whatever you do this week, have a good time!

Pssst, NYC’ers—-> Checkout this huge giveaway Red Tricycle is hosting, lots of great prizes.

Have a great day,

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Welcome to the Big Apple, Red Tricycle!

Red Tricycle, a digital city guide for parents, launched it’s first-ever New York City community and newsletter edition this week.  I was honored to be in attendance at the launch party which was hosted at the The Campbell Apartment with the movers and shakers of NYC.  Below you will see some of the phenomenal bloggers I had a chance to meet.  Also, The Baby Guy and Dagmar Bleasdale were in the house, didn’t get a chance to formally meet them, but as you can tell, it was a who’s, who of the blog community.  As a brand, it was cool to meet many I know of and speak with on Facebook  and twitter.

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MommyDelicious, FoodieCityMom, Tuba Ugurlu(Red Tricycle), Raising Three Savvy Ladies and Cute Beltz(that’s me)

Combined with great conversation and drinks I had a blast at the Red Tricycle NYC launch.  Welcome to the BIG APPLE!

Make sure you sign up for their exclusive NYC offers —–> Red Tricycle NYC