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Fantastic July 4th Party and Fireworks! (Photos)

Last night’s celebration was a blast! Both during – and before – the fireworks!

As always, we hosted a July 4th party for residents and their guests.

And then we had front row seats to the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, which took place right on the East River!

July 4th Party on Waterside's Plaza - Waterside, NYC

 

 

 

 DJ Theo Phillips getting the crowd excited - July 4th Party on Waterside's Plaza - Waterside, NYC
Our amazing DJ: DJ Theo Phillips!

 

Girls Dancing - July 4th Party on Waterside's Plaza - Waterside, NYC

Boys Dancing - at July 4th Party on Waterside's Plaza - Waterside, NYC

Dancing and Jumping - July 4th Party on Waterside's Plaza - Waterside, NYC

 

Stilt Walkers and Children Dancing - at July 4th Party on Waterside's Plaza - Waterside, NYC
DJ Theo had us ALL dancing!

 

Woman being drawn by caricature artist - July 4th Party on Waterside's Plaza - Waterside, NYC
We had caricature artists too!
 Magician doing a trick for a large group of children - July 4th Party on Waterside's Plaza - Waterside, NYC
And Magician David Corsaro dazzled the little ones

 

Group of people getting ready to watch the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks - on Waterside's Plaza - Waterside, NYC
Oooooh… Getting darker. The fireworks will soon begin!

 

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks - on Waterside's Plaza - Waterside, NYC
And what fireworks they were! So spectacular! It just gets better and better every year.

 

 

 

 

 

(If you haven’t seen our Time-Lapse Video of last year’s fireworks – it’s a must see! You get to watch the full festivities in under 2 minutes.)

More photos to come!

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Fireworks Fever! (Time-Lapse Video)

In celebration of the upcoming incredible Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, taking place right in our backyard, here’s a amazing time-lapse video of last year’s view!

Once again, we’ll have the best view in town – right on the water at 25th Street!

As this is a private event, only open to Waterside Residents, there are no tickets available to the public – but the public is free to get a spot on the FDR, and Curbed has a list of some other great places to watch the Fireworks.

Let the Muppets Move You – at the Museum of the Moving Image

Unlike clowns, there are very few people who dislike muppets. Jim Henson made us fall in love with them – with his lively, goofy, frequently singing creations – on The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Labyrinth and more.

And beginning Saturday (July 22nd), the Jim Henson Exhibition opens in New York, paying homage to the man and his fuzzy, adorable puppets.

The Jim Henson Exhibition in Astoria
Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog on the set of The Muppet Movie (courtesy The Jim Henson Company)

Coming to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria,

The Jim Henson Exhibition features a broad range of artifacts from throughout Jim Henson’s remarkable television and film career.

Among the nearly 300 objects on view in The Jim Henson Exhibition are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Waldorf, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, a Skeksis, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts, photographs, and iconic costumes. Film and television clips and behind-the-scenes footage are presented on more than 27 monitors and projections throughout.

In addition to the permanent gallery, the Museum will explore Henson’s career and legacy through education programs, live appearances, family workshops, and film screenings.”

Opening programs include screenings of his popular films (like the Muppet Movies. Dark Crystal and Labyrinth) with some hosted by special guests or with pivotal production people in attendance (like Craig Shemin, President of The Jim Henson Legacy, costume designer Calista Hendrickson and production designer Stephen Hendrickson).

There’s also a workshop where kids can create their own puppets.

And, as part of the series “Jim Henson’s World”, the museum will host ongoing monthly screenings and live events.

Enjoy the nostalgic magic!

4th of July Fireworks: 3 Stunning Photos

3 Simply stunning photos from Waterside residents of yesterday’s 4th of July fireworks!

More to come!

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4th of July Fireworks at Waterside, NYC
From Lauren (@laurenbt89): “Happy Independence Day! ?#bestview #loveourhome”

 

Forth of July Fireworks at Waterside, NYC
From Aanarav Sareen (@aanaravs) “Flares and bursts | New York, NY”

 

Forth of July Fireworks at Waterside, NYC
From Christine Cha (@chrissychacha): “Hello backyard. ???? #waterside “