Festival of Independence

The annual ‘Festival of Independence’ returns to the Seaport District this Fourth of July weekend. The two-day celebration of independent art, music, fashion and culinary offerings - running July 3rd and July 4th from 1pm to 9pm - will invigorate the historic streets with music curated for the first time in partnership with Noisey, VICE’s music and culture channel, with a dedicated stage on Fulton Street. In addition, The Howard Hughes Corporation will sponsor a second stage at Peck Slip on July 4th from 1pm to 8pm with family programming geared to the fast-growing residential population of Lower Manhattan.

On July 3rd and July 4th, a line-up of independent artists hand-selected by Noisey will perform on Fulton Street along with family entertainment on Peck Slip. The line-up ranges from rock to soul to hip-hop.

Sunday, July 3rd on the Noisey Stage on Fulton Street from 1pm to 9pm:

  • Public Access TV 3:00PM
  • Yumi Zouma 5:00PM
  • Porches 6:30PM
  • Wild Nothing 8:00PM


Monday, July 4th on the Noisey Stage on Fulton Street from 1pm to 9pm:

  • MeLo-X 3:30PM
  • Phony PPL 5:00PM
  • D.R.A.M 6:30PM
  • Lee Fields and The Expressions 8:00PM
  • Jonathan Toubin DJ set 9:00PM

Monday, July 4th on the Peck Slip Stage from 1pm to 8pm:

Live music performances with family entertainment during the afternoon leading into cool indie rock in the evening 

Clifford the Big Red Dog and Friends 2:15PM

Marcus Monroe Juggling Show 3:00PM

Tim and the Space Cadets 4:00PM

The Lemon Twigs 5:00PM

The Mystery Lights 6:00PM

Woods  7:00PM

  • Smorgasburg at the Seaport, now in the Fulton Market Building, will be showcasing a variety of vendors offering globally-influenced cuisine in the Historic District along with a new outdoor bar. 
  • Audiences will enjoy views along the East River of the 40th Anniversary Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®, sponsored in part by The Howard Hughes Corporation. Two barges are set to be located just off the end of Pier 17 as part of the program.
  • The Seaport Culture District at 117 Beekman, the acclaimed arts initiative now in its second year, has brought together a dynamic gathering of cultural partners to the storied streets of the Seaport District. The Parsons School of Design exhibit - IMPACT! - will be open extended hours over the Festival weekend featuring  a wide range of creative and design-related industries that have emerged in recent years in Lower Manhattan, including architecture, graphic design, fashion, interactive media, film and video and industrial and product design.
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