Spent my 1st 4th of July in New York last week. Took a journey to the Rockaway Park area of Queens where I enjoyed the day at the beach & cooking out. Didn't really make it anywhere in particular to see the fireworks but as we were leaving Queens, we were able to see them while riding the train. So, it all worked out. So far summer in New York has been pretty cool despite the early surge heatwaves.