The North River Lobster Co. has indoor and outdoor areas to watch the show. Credit: Provided
Instead of jockeying for space along the East River shore or on a rooftop, get a front-row seat on one of these harbor cruises.
North River Lobster Co.
See the show from the roof deck of NYC’s first floating lobster shack (or if it’s raining, watch from the windows on two additional levels). The buffet dinner features a traditional lobster bake and standard open bar. Pier 81; 6-11 p.m.; $250+taxes www.northriverlobsterco.com
Manhattan by Sail
Board the Clipper City Tall Ship for a barbecue spread and an open bar that includes mixed drinks and themed cocktails. Sailing from Battery Park, 5:30-10 p.m. $350 adults, $275 kids (under 12) www.manhattanbysail.com
This “fun and casual” cruise has a la carte food and drinks, and a DJ spinning the songs of summer. Pier 83; 6:30-11 p.m. $125+tax www.circleline42.com
Gussy up your evening with a World Yacht cruise. A five-course dinner menu and premium open bar set the stage for the main event. Pier 81; 6-11 p.m.; $249+tax www.worldyacht.com