Celebrating the Fourth of July

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July 4th marks the 237th anniversary of the U.S., and the Americans among us mark Independence Day with parades and elaborate fireworks displays, picnics, barbecues, and, where possible, hammocks.

In between your grilled meals and cold beverages, we hope you’ll be sharing your Fourth of July thoughts and experiences on Twitter or Vine. And our holiday gift to you are these previews, tips and tricks to help you celebrate the day in style.

Here’s a sneak peek at New York City’s big fireworks show tomorrow night:

If you happen to live someplace where it’s OK to set off your fireworks, do make note of these safety reminders:

And in that (safe) vein, you may not have known that Founding Fathers proffer grilling advice:

Finally, these Vine tutorials may inspire patriotic merry-making: