Like any American holiday, advice
the 4th of July usually supersedes its original purpose and turns into an excuse to celebrate loudly and unapologetically. New York is an undeniable hub of celebration of this holiday, which leads to a number of tourist traps, red-white-and-blue outfits and overpriced venues that sell mediocre experiences. For a deluxe treatment that’s worth the price, buy into one of these four luxury Independence Day experiences this year.

The Dutch

The Dutch | If food is more your scene than fireworks, check out The Dutch’s famous annual cookout. This renowned Soho bistro is the perfect place to enjoy genuinely good food, quality day-drinking and fabulous people-watching on the 4th of July. Reservations are recommended for this day-long cook-out, where gourmet picnic food will be served. After dining here for the holiday, it may be difficult to settle for plain old backyard barbecues next year.

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Hornblower Cruises | 4th of July cruises may seem a trite concept at this point, but there’s no denying that the view of fireworks is best from the water. Skip the New York water taxi and treat yourself to a dinner cruise on the deluxe Hornblower line. A VIP Platinum ticket aboard one of these ships will get you access to a live DJ set, a gourmet dinner and a front-row seat to the Macy’s Fireworks display.

hornblowernewyork.com

Hotel on Rivington

Hotel on Rivington | The fireworks are once again taking place on the East River, making the Hotel on Rivington a prime location to see the show. Not only does this Lower East Side hotel have a spectacular view, but it is sure to attract the young and trendy. Tickets are selling out fast to this 360 degree panoramic party, so book fast if you want the VIP experience. The penthouse will host a live DJ and a two-hour open bar.

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the-montauk-beach-house

Montauk Beach House | There’s no better time to head to the Hamptons than 4th of July weekend, but it’s worthwhile to know where to go while you’re there. There’s no cover at the gorgeous Montauk Beach House, but you’d better bring your best swimsuit and most stylish sandals if you go. The MBH’s 4th of July party is poised to be a memorable all-day bash, complete with cocktails and a Dirty Vegas performance, plus the always entertaining Hampton set. Not feeling beach-ready quite yet? Head over early in the morning for the popular Physique 57’s beach-side workout, followed by a cocktail party at the pool.

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– Naakai Addy
Like any American holiday, stuff
the 4th of July usually supersedes its original purpose and turns into an excuse to celebrate loudly and unapologetically. New York is an undeniable hub of celebration of this holiday, which leads to a number of tourist traps, red-white-and-blue outfits and overpriced venues that sell mediocre experiences. For a deluxe treatment that’s worth the price, buy into one of these four luxury Independence Day experiences this year.

The Dutch

The Dutch | If food is more your scene than fireworks, check out The Dutch’s famous annual cookout. This renowned Soho bistro is the perfect place to enjoy genuinely good food, quality day-drinking and fabulous people-watching on the 4th of July. Reservations are recommended for this day-long cook-out, where gourmet picnic food will be served. After dining here for the holiday, it may be difficult to settle for plain old backyard barbecues next year.

thedutchnyc.com

gallery_CORP_120814-2

Hornblower Cruises | 4th of July cruises may seem a trite concept at this point, but there’s no denying that the view of fireworks is best from the water. Skip the New York water taxi and treat yourself to a dinner cruise on the deluxe Hornblower line. A VIP Platinum ticket aboard one of these ships will get you access to a live DJ set, a gourmet dinner and a front-row seat to the Macy’s Fireworks display.

hornblowernewyork.com

Hotel on Rivington

Hotel on Rivington | The fireworks are once again taking place on the East River, making the Hotel on Rivington a prime location to see the show. Not only does this Lower East Side hotel have a spectacular view, but it is sure to attract the young and trendy. Tickets are selling out fast to this 360 degree panoramic party, so book fast if you want the VIP experience. The penthouse will host a live DJ and a two-hour open bar.

hotelonrivington.com

the-montauk-beach-house

Montauk Beach House | There’s no better time to head to the Hamptons than 4th of July weekend, but it’s worthwhile to know where to go while you’re there. There’s no cover at the gorgeous Montauk Beach House, but you’d better bring your best swimsuit and most stylish sandals if you go. The MBH’s 4th of July party is poised to be a memorable all-day bash, complete with cocktails and a Dirty Vegas performance, plus the always entertaining Hampton set. Not feeling beach-ready quite yet? Head over early in the morning for the popular Physique 57’s beach-side workout, followed by a cocktail party at the pool.

thembh.com

– Naakai Addy
Like any American holiday, illness
the 4th of July usually supersedes its original purpose and turns into an excuse to celebrate loudly and unapologetically. New York is an undeniable hub of celebration of this holiday, which leads to a number of tourist traps, red-white-and-blue outfits and overpriced venues that sell mediocre experiences. For a deluxe treatment that’s worth the price, buy into one of these four luxury Independence Day experiences this year.

The Dutch

The Dutch | If food is more your scene than fireworks, check out The Dutch’s famous annual cookout. This renowned Soho bistro is the perfect place to enjoy genuinely good food, quality day-drinking and fabulous people-watching on the 4th of July. Reservations are recommended for this day-long cook-out, where gourmet picnic food will be served. After dining here for the holiday, it may be difficult to settle for plain old backyard barbecues next year.

thedutchnyc.com

gallery_CORP_120814-2

Hornblower Cruises | 4th of July cruises may seem a trite concept at this point, but there’s no denying that the view of fireworks is best from the water. Skip the New York water taxi and treat yourself to a dinner cruise on the deluxe Hornblower line. A VIP Platinum ticket aboard one of these ships will get you access to a live DJ set, a gourmet dinner and a front-row seat to the Macy’s Fireworks display.

hornblowernewyork.com

Hotel on Rivington

Hotel on Rivington | The fireworks are once again taking place on the East River, making the Hotel on Rivington a prime location to see the show. Not only does this Lower East Side hotel have a spectacular view, but it is sure to attract the young and trendy. Tickets are selling out fast to this 360 degree panoramic party, so book fast if you want the VIP experience. The penthouse will host a live DJ and a two-hour open bar.

hotelonrivington.com

the-montauk-beach-house

Montauk Beach House | There’s no better time to head to the Hamptons than 4th of July weekend, but it’s worthwhile to know where to go while you’re there. There’s no cover at the gorgeous Montauk Beach House, but you’d better bring your best swimsuit and most stylish sandals if you go. The MBH’s 4th of July party is poised to be a memorable all-day bash, complete with cocktails and a Dirty Vegas performance, plus the always entertaining Hampton set. Not feeling beach-ready quite yet? Head over early in the morning for the popular Physique 57’s beach-side workout, followed by a cocktail party at the pool.

thembh.com

– Naakai Addy

This time of the year can be so confusing. The days become longer, summer slowly arrived, but the spring showers haven’t quite stopped rolling in. It’s important to stay dry without over-layering, and spending your daily commute drenched in sweat. Jungwon Outerwear is known for being the one jacket you need in New York City. While these jackets are amazing for windy autumn days, they are also very perfect for combatting the rain in those awkward transitional times during the year, because these minimalist garments offer a high quality finish that it waterproof, windproof, wrinkle free and breathable. Which is a necessity because New York weather is so unpredictable.

Not only is Jungwon outerwear useful, it’s incredibly stylish as well. Jungwon designer, June Sohn, created a line that is contemporary yet timeless, offering a chic twist on classic outerwear. Although trends change every season, you can rely on your Jungwon outerwear for many years.

Inspired by living and working in New York City, Sohn set out to design stylish, functional, light, and resilient raincoats, trenches and capes in neutral, vibrant and pastel hues. Sohn had noticed the NYC weather growing less and less predictable, and her commute had become a struggle. Many of the high performance outerwear she sought after in specialty stores were only designed with the great outdoors in mind, rather than everyday use in the city. Working as a designer in the city, Sohn needed a jacket that not only was suitable for the rain and wind, but also looked great. After searching for a jacket she could wear regardless of the destination, her patience ran out.

Sohn stopped looking and began designing her own. After working with several brands as an outerwear designer, Sohn knew she had the knowledge and skills it would take to create the jacket she had in mind. After designing a jacket for herself, Sohn began receiving orders from others and this gave June the encouragement she needed to start Jungwon.

Recently donned by popular menswear bloggers like Style Society Guy, and celebrities like Sam Smith, Jungwon jackets are continuing to turn heads on the Internet and on the streets. The jackets are strong, resilient and fashionable. Jungwon is a compliment to any fashionable commuter, or coat-lover’s wardrobe.

– Dalton Primeaux