Beaumarchais is planning to start the party at 1 PM with a "Fourth of July Cookout" which we suspect will be more about Champagne than it will be about barbecue.
Also in the Meatpacking District, STK plans to host a "Wet 'n' Wild Fourth of July" party, which basically means that there will be water guns filled with shots. Oh, how we love freedom. You'll be able to get a glimpse of the fireworks over the river and enjoy boozy snow cones and barbecue fare. DJs start at 4 PM (the roof opens at noon) and this shindig will go late.