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July 4 Blasts

Fireworks, sure -- we all like fireworks. But there are smarter ways to spend the evening than navigating a crush of thousands on the FDR Drive.

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1. Still Standing Tall
NPR's Neal Conan emcees this live concert to be broadcast on member stations, complete with interviews with special guests. Headliners include Wynton Marsalis, Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, and the Juilliard Jazz Ensemble. (Battery Park, 2:30 p.m.; free.)

2. Pioneer Fireworks Cruise
Enjoy dinner and an open bar with the fireworks as background onboard the South Street Seaport Museum's tall ship Pioneer, which sails into the harbor for the evening. (Pier 16, South Street Seaport, 6 to 11 p.m.; $175–$200; 212-748-8786.)

3. A Holiday Salute to American Music
Head up to the northwest Bronx and the city's third largest park for the Bronx Arts Ensemble's jazz and Dixieland. (Rockwood Drive Circle, Van Cortlandt Park, 2 p.m.; 718-601-7399; free.)

4. The 92nd Street Y's All-Night Candlelight Tour
Set up the espresso machine the night before this very early morning tour of such city haunts as Federal Hall, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Woolworth Building, Battery Park, Fraunces Tavern, and St. Paul's Chapel. (City Hall, 2 a.m.–6 a.m.; 212-415-5500; $20.)

5. Tiny Universe and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews
Karl Denson works his magic on saxophone and flute as he fronts the uptempo Tiny Universe jazz ensemble, followed by former New Orleans child wonder Andrews on trombone. (SummerStage, 3 p.m.; free.)


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