--Burn off those BBQ calories at the July 4th NYC Marathon (or a half-marathon, relay, or 10K--there's a level for everyone). At 9 a.m., Van Cortlandt Park, the Bronx,, free
--Let someone else host Fourth of July this year, and let them cook, too! The Iron Horse is hosting a Pig Roast BBQ Block Party, all for charity, and the food is free (but don't forget to donate). At noon, the Iron Horse, 32 Cliff Street,, free
--Enjoy the beauty of this great country on a psychedelic road trip with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper in a screening of Easy Rider. At 8, Bryant Park, 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue,, free
--Fireworks are illegal in New York, but not when Macy's is paying for them. Watch Macy's 4th of July Fireworks, which is on the Hudson for the third year in a row. At 9, along the Hudson River from 24th to 57th streets,, free
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Mon., July 4, 2011

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