30 Jun 2012 12:20 PM EST
-by Vania Andre, Staff Writer; Image: Fornino's Pizza in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Image Source: TripAdvisor.com)
With the 4th of July coming on the heels of this weekend, several events are red, white, and blue themed to commemorate the United States’ Independence Day.
This weekend, New Yorkers can find an array of festive events to get them ready for the oncoming summer holiday.
Red, White & Brew Singles Social at Croton Lounge
Croton Lounge (108 West 40th St.), June 30 at 9:00 p.m.
$10 advance / $20 at door
Hit up Croton Lounge for a pre-4th of July party, sponsored by Single in the City, Manhattan Wine Tasting Groups and New York Social Network. There’ll be a live band and drink specials all night, including $4 beers and $6 red and white wines all night, as well as $5 shots from 9 to 11p.m.
Lobster and Beer Lovers Cruise
South Street Seaport, July 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join other lobster lovers on the Clipper City sail boat for a cruise around the Hudson River. Aboard the ship, they will be serving lobster rolls, lobster BLTs, shrimp rolls and much more creative seafood dishes for everyone to enjoy.
Gospel Brunch at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
B.B. King’s (237 West 42nd St.), July 1 at 1:30 p.m.
$40 - $42
The legendary B.B. King Blues Club in the heart of Times Square will be serving Sunday brunch, including an all you can eat soul food menu paired with soulful numbers from the gospel performances.
Urban Oyster Brewery, Winery, and Distillery Tour
Brooklyn, July 1 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Make your way through Williamsburg and the rest of Brooklyn for a winery and distillery tour. For $65, you’ll sample wines and beers from Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Winery, and the New York Distilling Company. Lunch will also be served at Fornino’s Pizza (included in the ticket price). Visit Time Out’s event website for more information.
Pig Roast Block Party
Manhattan (32 Cliff St. between Fulton and John Sts.), July 4 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m
Enjoy free burgers, hot dogs and fresh-squeezed lemonade at the Pig Roast Block Party. While the event is free, donations are welcome and will be put toward the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that helps injured service members.
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