Astoria, Barbecue, Bars, Independence Day, Long Island City, Parks, Weekend Jun 25, 2015 Where To Watch Fireworks This July 4th Do you already have “where should I watch the fireworks” anxiety? Fear not! We’ve rounded up some of the best spots to watch fireworks in Astoria and LIC. Do you (…) Share this Scoop by Mackenzi Farquer total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Do you already have “where should I watch the fireworks” anxiety? Fear not! We’ve rounded up some of the best spots to watch fireworks in Astoria and LIC. Do you (…) by Mackenzi Farquer Share this Scoop total shares! Twitter Facebook Email Print Related scoops Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Astoria and LIC Independence Day 2017 – Fireworks Watching Guide Hello, Cinco De Mayo! Where to Drink and Eat in Astoria On M (...) Photo credit: Macy’s Do you already have “where should I watch the fireworks” anxiety? Fear not! We’ve rounded up some of the best spots to watch fireworks in Astoria and LIC. Do you have a suggestion we missed? Leave a note in the comments! (And don’t forget our big American Craft Beer & Bourbon bash July 2nd. It’s a great way to kick off your Independence Day weekend!) Astoria Park Image via Abdel Berraha Let’s face it- you’re probably not going to get the best view (if any) in Astoria Park. But- fear not! Astoria Park has their own kick ass pyrotechnics display on June 30th. Grab a blanket and some snacks and get your fireworks on early this year. Get Thee To A Rooftop (Preferably in LIC) Do you know someone who lives in LIC? Maybe in one of those buildings above? They’re going to get main stage views of the big event, so now is the time to buddy up. Alternatively, some rooftops in Astoria might have partial views, especially ones closer to the river. Gantry State Park Photo credit: Anthony Aldorasi via the WHA Flickr group For up-front-and-personal fireworks this year, Gantry Park is one of your best bets. The Macy’s website indicates that Center Blvd from 48th Avenue to 49th Avenue will be one of the best viewing locations. BUT! Keep in mind neighbor Hunter’s Point South Park is the official staging area and will NOT open on July 4th. Of course, this might go without saying, expect crowded conditions at this location. LIC Flea (at night!) Photo by Diana Robinson/Mayoral Photography Office Popular LIC Flea is opening a special night market this July 4th. Expect 80+ vendors, their classic Queens beer garden, lots of food, and fireworks fun. The party gets going at noon that day and wraps up at 10:30. You can get info on their event page here. Z Hotel BBQ, drinks, and fireworks- a pretty all American combo. To reserve a ticket to the Z hotel fireworks bash, click here. Penthouse808 at Ravel Image by livingfreenyc.com Check out the fireworks at Penthouse808, though be warned some of their tickets run as much as $1,500!!! Vista Skylounge For $65 ($20 for kids!) you can take in the show on Vista’s stunning rooftop. Tickets include an all American buffet, but drinks are extra. The fun kicks off at 8pm. Anable Basin Image via Go Kamino Check out Anable Basin Sailing Bar and Grill for the show this year. Tickets are just $40, and the venue offers a casual, no fuss environment that’s WHA approved. DJ, food, live music, and more. Twitter Facebook Email Print Anabel Basinastoria parkCenter Blvd.east riverfireworksgantry state parkHunter's PointMacy'sPenthouse808The Vistaz hotel Related scoops Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2018 in Astoria and LIC Independence Day 2017 – Fireworks Watching Guide Hello, Cinco De Mayo! Where to Drink and Eat in Astoria On M (...) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.