Provincetown, Mass., the quirky community at the tip of Cape Cod, thought it was safe to return to prepandemic partying. It wasn’t.
The vaccines are effective, but they are not a golden shield against the coronavirus, particularly not the Delta variant.
Americans are flocking to national parks in record numbers, in many cases leading to long lines and overcrowded facilities. Here’s what four parks looked like over the holiday weekend.
Even as many left the city for the Fourth of July weekend, pockets of activity provided a glimpse of post-pandemic life.
The Supreme Court, Congress, even the White House. — the reverberations are everywhere.
The dinner at the White House was planned as a celebration of headway against the coronavirus, but it is still far from a victory pronouncement.
Plans for America’s 250th birthday in 2026 are getting underway. But can the spirit of 1776 survive the history wars of 2021?
In a Long Island town, neighbors now make assumptions, true and sometimes false, about people who conspicuously display American flags.
Less than half the country is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and the contagious Delta variant is spreading. Still, the White House is putting together an “America’s Back Together” celebration for July 4.
Doctors and nurses are reeling from new Covid cases, staff burnout and the prolonged stress of dealing with the pandemic.
People ages 18 to 26 have been slow to get their shots, aides to President Biden said, ruling out the possibility of getting 70 percent of adults at least partly vaccinated by Independence Day.
Speaking at the White House, the president did not mention his goal of getting 70 percent of adults partly vaccinated by July 4 but trumpeted a different milestone: 300 million shots in his first 150 days in office.
The White House will host a 1,000-person celebration on the South Lawn, even though President Biden is not on track to meet his goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Americans by July 4.
It’s a seasonal tradition in the city’s streets, but the displays might not have the same energy they had last year.
President Biden announced a get-out-the-vote-style plan to meet his goal of partly vaccinating at least 70 percent of Americans by July 4, including offers of free child care, free sports tickets and free beer.
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.