July 4th Weekend in the Bronx

Looking for 2015 round up? Here it is: http://bronxmama.com/2015/07/01/july-4th-weekend-in-the-bronx-2/

It might not be the beautiful July 4th weather we were hoping for, but the weekend seems hopeful. Check out a few things to do this weekend for those are staying local. Of course there is always your local pool to cool off and Orchard Beach. NYC Parks also has a great guide for this weekend that also includes the other boroughs.

Friday July 4th

Spend the rainy afternoon in the Ross Gallery at the New York Botanical Garden


In homage to the beauty of the botanical world’s most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Adults: $20; Students/Seniors: $18; Children 2-12: $10; Children under 2: Free; Members: Free




Venture off to Coney Island or near the Brooklyn Bridge for some fireworks!

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks

at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn , Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn

8:00 p.m.
Fourth of July Fireworks makes its return to the East River and lights up the night from one of New York’s most famous landmarks—the Brooklyn Bridge!

Coney Island Fourth of July Fireworks

at Coney Island Boardwalk (in ), Brooklyn

9:45 p.m.
On July 4th, the weekly fireworks show turns into a true spectacular for our Independence Day celebration. Head down to the beach and boardwalk to see this unique and wonderful event, the perfect cap to the national holiday.

Saturday July 5th

Build a Bug House at Home Depot

9:00 AM to 12:00PM

All Home Depot Locations





Sand Art & Scrapbooking

10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Given by Princess For A  Lifetime, participants will make sand art bottles as well as get to create their own scrapbook to fill with pictures and memories. (All ages)
Poe Park, 2640 Grand Concourse. Free


Take the kids to see Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

When: July 4, 5, & 6
Where: Grizzly Corner
Time*: 12:30, 2, 3:30
* All shows are 30 minutes







Watch fireworks in Co-op City

9:00 PM

Co-op City Little League Field, located at 177 Dreiser Loop.

No parking will be available on Saturday from Bellamy Loop North to Pear Tree Avenue.




Sunday July 6th

Independence Day Celebration

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Pelham Parkway South and Holland Avenue









Make an outdoor, mushroom fairy-ring at Wave Hill

July 5th and 6th

10:00 AM to 1:0o PM

Wave Hill House

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