Arts Watch: What To Do in July | The Lo-Down : News from the Lower East Side
Shakespeare in the Parkinglot gears up for it's final season of the Bard's classics performed in the lot on Broome Street. Some highlights from our July events calendar, first published in the latest edition of The Lo-Down's print magazine. Fri. 4 Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks: After five years on the Hudson, Macy’s fireworks are finally returning to the East River. The annual extravaganza will include live performances, along with fireworks set off from the Brooklyn Bridge and barges along the river. In honor of the 200th anniversary of "The Star Spangled Banner," the 25-minute musical score will feature patriotic favorites by The DIVA Jazz Orchestra. Plus, new recordings by The Charlie Daniels Band, Tony award-winning artists Idina Menzel and Billy Porter. Go early if you are heading down to the East River Park, crowds start arriving by 5 p.m.; the show starts at 9 p.m. Free, Sat. 5 HOT! Festival Opening Night Party at Dixon Place: The world’s longest-running