This Saturday, July 4, marks an important day in the United States of America. It’s a national holiday—one commonly associated with barbeques, fireworks and parades—where we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. To honor the date, the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid will be closing early this week. So when we leave our office on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. EST, we will remain closed for the long weekend. We’ll resume normal business hours on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. EST.
If you’re in town this weekend, I encourage you to check out NYC’s free flagship July 4 event, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Show. Just grab a spot near the Brooklyn Bridge (Manhattan or Brooklyn side) to watch the department store giant fire off more than 40,000 fireworks choreographed to a 25-minute patriotic soundtrack. (Even if you’re not an American, you can still enjoy the show!) You can also spend your afternoon at Nathan’s Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island; attend the New York Mets vs. Texas Rangers baseball game at Citifield in Queens; or if you’re with the family, check out the Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band at the Bronx Zoo.
No matter how you spend your Fourth of July weekend, I’m sure it’ll be a memorable one. After all, you’re in NYC!