This weekend, Saturday, July 4th, marks the 244th anniversary of the birth of our nation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 4th of July will no doubt look bit different from previous years! Between parades, concerts and fireworks displays being cancelled across the country, we will be looking for other ways to celebrate. Though some shows are still on, it is important to be diligent when it comes to social distancing, washing hands often and wearing masks.
Here are some ideas you, your family and friends may want to try...
Hamilton movie, on Disney Plus July 3, gets you 'best seat in the house'. The Broadway phenomenon arrives on the small screen just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. Watch it online from your TV, phone or desktop.
If you're not subscribed to Disney Plus, you won't be able to use a free trial to see the show. Disney has recently shut down the free trial program, which means you'll need to watch Hamilton from a paid subscriber account.
Streamingï¿½Hamilton on Disney Plus. The Broadway hit was filmed at New York's Richard Rodgers Theatre in 2016 over the course of three days. Lyricist and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, rapper Daveed Diggs and the rest of the original cast, including Okieriete Onaodowan, Phillipa Soo and Anthony Ramos, were still on stage telling the story of US founding father Alexander Hamilton.
Inspired by the book Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, Hamilton opened on Broadway in 2015. It went on to take home 11 Tony Awards, and won a Grammy for its popular soundtrack.
Nathans Famous 4th of July, Hot Dog-Eating Contest will go on.. with some COVID-19 changes.
When: July 4th at Noon, ET
If you are missing sports due to coronavirus and "relish" the chance to watch something competitive, we have good news for you.
Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest will air as usual at noon, Fourth of July on ESPN.
The frank fest will be one of the first major televised post-COVID-19 competitive events to be held in the U.S.
The annual contest, which takes place on Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York, will go on in a private location without fans.
There will only be five entrants this year, instead of the usual 15.
According to Nathans Famous Senior Vice President James Walker, 2020 has been a year for the history books, and the realization that this storied July 4 tradition would be able to occur, is a great feeling. With that being said, our country and our world has endured so much in the last couple of months, that we'd be remiss if we didn't use this moment to honor those that have done so much for each of us during this time.
The first-ever unofficial contest took place in 1916, when, legend says, four immigrants gathered at the very first Nathans Famous hot dog stand in Coney Island and made eating contest history, according to Nathan's Famous website. As the story goes, they were competing to see who was the most patriotic. How did they determine the winner? With a hot dog-eating contest, of course!
The contest is a 10-minute sprint in which competitors usually eat the buns and hot dogs separately, dunking the buns in water to help them consume them faster.
Last year, Joey Chestnut ate 71 hot dogs to win the mens side, while Miki Sudo downed 31 on the way to her sixth straight womens title.
Chestnut hasï¿½held the title of reigning champ a total of 12 timesï¿½eight consecutive years from 2007 to 2014 and from 2016-2019.
He holds the record for most hot dogs eaten: 74 franks in 2018. Three-time winner Sonya Thomas set the womens record of 43 in 2011.
by: Nexstar Media Wire