Fourth of July 2013: Five Best Pool Parties in Miami
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On July 4, 1776, after approving the Declaration of Independence and formally announcing the 13 colonies' freedom from the British Empire, the Second Continental Congress pounded its gavel and ecstatically exclaimed, "Pool party!"
Now 237 years later, we in the Magic City continue to proudly observe this grand ol' Independence Day tradition, otherwise known as squeezing your hotdog and buns into a pair of American flag bikini bottoms, and gettin' em wet.
So huzzah, you patriots! Here are the five best Fourth of July 2013 pool parties in Miami.
Americana Pool Party. With George Acosta, Andres Fresko, Felipe Kaval, and others. Thursday, July 4, 1 p.m., Fifty at the Viceroy Hotel, 485 Brickell Ave., Miami; 305-503-4417; viceroymiami.com. Tickets cost $20 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. If Thomas Jefferson were a 21st-century party boy (and not an 18th-century founding father), he'd be a disc jockey called Tommy J, celebrating America's independence at this luxurious Brickell hotel with "poolside BBQ," "Bayside fireworks," and blonde babes in skimpy sailor suits.