9 Fun 4th of July Events in Brooklyn NY

If you're gonna be in New York for the 4th of July weekend, 2022, then here's a list of 9 fun 4th of July events in Brooklyn that you won't want to miss.

Gonna be in New York for July 4, 2022?

Looking for things to do?

There are tons of events going on, pretty much every day of the year in this city. It is the Big Apple, after all. But if you really wanna celebrate the Nation’s Bday, then you wanna head over the greatest bridge in the world, to Brooklyn, where the party never stops.

Here are 9 fun 4th of July events in Brooklyn, to keep your flag waving!

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship

No 4th of July trip to New York would be complete without watching the world famous hot dog eating championship at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island.

Every year, for over 100 years (it started in 1916), they’ve held a contest to see who can wolf down the most hot dogs in 10 minutes.

What’s the record?

The current men’s record (76 dogs) is held by the reigning champion, Joey Chestnut, who has won the competition the last 5 years in a row, and 14 times total!

The women’s record was claimed in 2020 by Miki Sudo, who crammed down a whopping 48.5 dogs.

Pretty impressive!

Grill Your Own Dogs or Burgers at Prospect Park!

What’s more July the Fourth-y than BBQing your own hot dogs, burgers, or veggie patties?

Not much.

And what better place than in Brooklyn’s own, amazing Prospect Park.

Designed by the same geniuses who brought Central Park to Manhattan, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, Prospect Park opened in 1867, it’s been a showcase ever since.

You can bring your own charcoal (only) grill, but make sure to read the rules and grill only in designated picnic areas.

Enjoy the 4th of July Fireworks at Coney Island Beach

Coney Island Beach is of course a great place to hang out, any day during the summer, but especially the weekend of the 4th.

You can work on your tan, play beach volleyball, handball, or basketball, if you’re feeling athletic.

And, there’s fireworks!

The Alliance for Coney Island stages fireworks every Friday night during the summer, but they do a special one on the 4th of July.

After you’ve stuffed yourself with hot dogs at Nathan’s, maybe head over the Riegelmann Boardwalk at Coney Island Beach to see the show!

Monday, July 4, 2022


Coney Island Amusement Parks

If sitting around in the sand or shooting hoops ain’t your deal, maybe have some fun at the world’s first amusement park location. I mean, you’re already there!coney island beach summer

The world’s first enclosed amusement park, Sea Lion Park, opened on Coney Island in 1895!

There are still two amusement parks on Coney Island: Luna Park and Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park & Attractions. Make sure to take a spin on the Wonder Wheel and the B&B Carousel (1909)!

Lobster Fest!!

Who doesn’t love lobster? And live music?

I mean, come on!

Well on Saturday, July 2nd, at the Location

Coney Art Walls, 3050 Stillwell Avenue, you can get both: complimentary lobster & crab inspired dishes from 3 to 4:30pm, and live music, featuring FABOLOUS, as well as disc jockeys 97 DHJ Drewski, DJ Young Chow, and DJ Wallah.

Grab your tickets, now, before they’re gone!

Oysters and Cocktails on Pilot, Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park

Imagine spending an evening on the deck of an old ship, eating oysters, drinking craft cocktails, while taking in a view of the city from the water.

Well you can do all that on the Pilot, an historic schooner, over 100 years old, docked at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.

But if you want a spot for the 4th weekend, you better make your reservations now!

Oludare Bernard’s ‘Black Gods, Their Children and Fabulousness’

Presented by Six Foot Platform (an experimental art and performance series of Brooklyn-based artists).

Oludare’s show combines drumming, singing, dancing, and breathing along with education and celebration of African American communities.

You don’t wanna miss it!

Saturday, July 2nd, from 1-8pm, on the corner of Washington and Water streets.

House of Yes, Summer of Love outdoor dance party

True to their wacky form, the House of Yes (a collective of way out there artists, from dancers to aerial circus performers) is throwing a series of outdoor dance parties this summer, including one at Under the K Bridge Park on July 4th, from 3pm till midnight!

You can shake your booty along the Brooklyn waterfront with the city skyline in the background.

They’re gonna have BBQ, and interactive art as well.

But make sure to dress to impress.

The LOOK is Red, White, and Blue, of course. Think stars, stripes, Wonder Woman, and Captain GLAMerica!

But get your tickets now!

Celebrate 5 Years of Circa Brewing Company

Brooklyn’s up-and-coming brewery will be closed on Monday the 4th, so their employees can celebrate the day at all those other awesome events, but on Saturday, July 2nd, they open their month-long 5th anniversary celebrations with a BINGO BRUNCH starting at 1pm.

Bottomless Brunches!

Every Saturday and Sunday they offer their bottomless brunch from 11:00 am to 3:30pm.

What’s that?

For just $25, plus the purchase of a brunch entree, you get 90-minutes UNLIMITED bloody Marys, Bellinis, mimosas & beers. Yeah, that’s a super deal!

On Sunday nights they have Karaoke, so you and your friends can show off your vocal skills.

Make sure to try the best wheat beer in the State of New York, and grab one of their famous, wood-fired pizzas, and a whole lot more.

Well, there ya have it! 9 fun things to do in Brooklyn for the 4th of July weekend!

Do them all! Pick n choose, but you might wanna leave the hot dog guzzling to the professionals…


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