Videos and photos posted on social media of a number of parties show few guests abiding by social-distancing guidelines.
The Marines reported 94 new cases on Okinawa, an island that had seen just 148 other infections. Local officials say the military is not doing enough.
“They’re going to be burping and groaning, and I’m just going to have to focus on my hot dogs,” the winner of last year’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest mused of a quieter, crowd-free competition.
Down in the polls and failing to control a raging pandemic, the president cast himself as waging battle against a “new far-left fascism” that imperils American values and seeks to erase history.
While the camaraderie that comes from attending fireworks and tailgates will be absent, technology may help new traditions take hold.
Shorelines are finally open for swimming, but outbreaks across the country have given officials pause about the city’s wider reopening.
July 4 and America’s crisis of the spirit.
As the nation staggers toward a holiday weekend during the coronavirus pandemic, health officials are pleading with residents to not make a bad situation worse.
Viewed now in the midst of a pandemic, these archival Fourth of July photographs — showing large crowds, close contact and communal celebrations — elicit an added measure of nostalgia.
Our culture writers offer suggestions for celebrating Independence Day, and what to watch or listen to without leaving your home.
Many home fireworks are dangerous for kids and even illegal.
As many as 80 percent of the holiday fireworks displays in large cities and small towns have been canceled because of the pandemic.
“I support the protests but I feel like the biggest way I can support the cause and contribute is by keeping this Black-owned business open.”
You may not be able to congregate for parades or fireworks, but there are other options when it comes to having a festive Fourth.
The nightly booms, bangs and fizzles have intensified to such a degree that some New York residents are adopting increasingly far-fetched theories about their source.
The city received 1,737 fireworks complaints in the first half of June, 80 times as many as it got in the same period last year.