–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