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NYC 4th Best: Schooners, Rooftops, Barbeques, Booze

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NYC 4th Best: Schooners, Rooftops, Barbeques, Booze

NYC 4th Best: Schooners, Rooftops, Barbeques, Booze

After a long day in the sun, the best way to see the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks is to hop on a small boat with friends and share a couple of pops while you watch the pyrotechnics.

Taking its first Independence Day voyage, the Schooner America 2.0 is the newest addition to Classic Harbor Line’s fleet.

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The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display seen from a Classic Harbor Line vessel. The newest edition to their fleet is a replica of the yacht that won the first America’s Cup Race in 1851. Source: Classic Harbor Line via Bloomberg

Munch on hors d’oeuvres as you sample unlimited local craft beers, like Fire Island Lighthouse Ale, and wines from the Finger Lakes and Hudson Valley.

The 105-foot vessel is a replica of the yacht that won the first America’s Cup Race in 1851. Cutting-edge technology makes this version fast and light with minimal impact on the environment.

The cruise leaves from Pier 62 and lasts just under three hours. Schooner America is $425 per person; prices for other boats in the fleet range from $275 to $375 per person.

Information: +1-212-627-1825; https://www.sail-nyc.com.