Boom Goes the Dynamite: Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks
The 40,000-firework show plays out over the Hudson this year, with a soundtrack created by Usher (who knew?).
Get the view: Don't want to deal with the street crowd? Check out our Fourth of July guide for where to watch.
Thu 8p. Hudson River, 24th St. to 40th St, West Side
Cube, Steak: Monkeytown 3
Eyebeam's resurrected this W-burg staple, showing arty and/or funny videos while you destroy some excellent grub.
Get high: Unlike the old grounded Monkeytown, the cube-shaped space is suspended off the floor.
Thru Aug 11, 7p & 9p. Eyebeam, 540 W. 21st St. (11th Ave.), Chelsea. $45-80 prix fixe here.
Nearby: Gallow Green; Bathtub Gin; The Park
America the Nude-iful: Wasabassco Burlesque — America F*** Yeah!
This Fourth of July-themed party promises barbecue, beer, and burlesque — all in the name of freedom.
Good deal: Beforehand, stop by nearby Littleneck for happy hour with $1 oysters and $5 draft beers.
Fri 8p. The Bell House, 149 7th St. (2nd Ave.), Gowanus (718-643-6510). $20 here.
Nearby: Littleneck; Mission Dolores; Brooklyn Local
Light Afternoon: James Turrell at the Guggenheim
Get in line to hang out under Turrell's Aten Reign, a massive light-show-dome in the Guggenheim's rotunda.
Turrell fact: Dude owns his own volcano. Truth.
Thru Sep 25. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Ave. (88th St.), Upper East Side. $22 here.
Nearby: Sarabeth's East; Shake Shack; Café Sabarsky
Bodhi Double: Point Break
Before Zero Dark Thirty, there was this Kathryn Bigelow tale of surfing cops (er, FBI agents) and robbers.
Masterpiece theater: Watch for a cameo by Anthony Kiedis and choice lines like "Vaya con dios, Brah."
Sun 4p & 9p. Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Ave. (E. 2nd St.), East Village. $10 at box office.
Nearby: Botanica; Prima; The Meatball Shop
Marine Biologist & Singer
Favorite Neighborhood: Astoria