Link love for your Independence Day

It is the start of a holiday weekend! Summer holidays are great because they generally involve outdoor things. They are also the kind of holidays that often come together at the last minute. Planning in the summer is hard! Not sure what you are doing this weekend? Need some ideas on what to bring to your friends celebration? Still trying to figure out the best place to see the fireworks from? Wanting to celebrate from the comfort of your own couch? We have the links for you!

The Macy's Fireworks are back on the East River again this year and being shot off from multiple barges from 42nd st. to Brooklyn Bridge Park. The possibilities for a good view are endless. Here are just a few suggestions from Curbed NY!

Fireworks might be the pinnacle of this weekend's celebrations, but there are special events and activities going on from now until Sunday. Time Out NY has gathered some of this weekend's most fun things to do!

Feeling over-stimulated already? In desperate need of some couch time but still want to celebrate? How about a movie marathon of some of the most patriotic movies ever filmed? The Hollywood Reporter has a great list! Or just watch Independence Day over and over. "I coulda been at a barbecue!"

Hosting a party this weekend? You are gonna need some tunes! Throw some patriotic songs into the usual party rotation. Punchbowl has a few ideas

There is no shortage of food suggestions for this most cookout honored of days. Huffington post has some ideas for upping your food game. Check out some of our Swan cookout favorites here

Happiest of holiday weekends from us to you!