July 4th at Rooftop Films in Williamsburg ($30)
Political Shorts: Un-American Films
Amusing Americana, explosive music, fantastic fireworks view and a two-hour open bar.
5:00 – Doors Open
5:00 – 7:00 – Open bar with FREE Martin Miller’s Gin and Beaujolais chilled red wine.
6:00 PM – Live music by The New Dress
7:00 PM – Live Music by The Subjects
8:00PM – Live music by Vic Thrill and the Saturn Missile
9:00PM – The best fireworks view in the city
9:30PM – Films
On the East River at Solar One (@ 23rd St), just north of Stuyvesant Cove
The New Pornographers at Battery Park, 3:30pm
Tickets to this indie-yuppie blowout are free, but if you haven’t already reserved your seat, you’re too late. Those who do have their shit together will spend the Fourth with beloved Canadian guitar-pop band the New Pornographers, whose snazzy songs are so tight that they have nowhere to go in concert. The Texas quintet Midlake’s The Trials of Van Occupanther is indebted to the folk-inflected California sound that was perfected by Fleetwood Mac in the mid-’70s. Obviously, Midlake is not at the Mac’s level, but frontman Tim Smith writes intriguing songs, delivering them in a voice redolent of jet lag and caffeine withdrawal.
July 4th party in Williamsburg at 3rd Ward:
Via Uncool Kids
TIME: Sunset to Midnight
PLACE: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave between Stagg and Meadow, East Williamsburg
SUMMARY: “Celebrate Independence on the massive roof of 3rd Ward. We have an amazing view of both fireworks shows. Drink cheap booze, eat good food and groove to the eclectic mix of dj Zemi17.”