A Fourth of July at the Office

Fourth of July Fireworks

Fireworks, cookouts, parties…and a trip to the office? That’s right, a trip to the office! Not what you would expect on a holiday, yet over 1,100 employees along with their family and friends eagerly trekked to the NERD center for Microsoft’s annual Fourth of July celebration.

Fourth of July Fireworks
The NERD center provides the best views in the city! Photo Credit: Dana J. Quigley

The Fourth of July party has become a much-anticipated tradition over the past five years, and it’s easy to see why. With some of the best views of the Charles in the entire city, it’s a treat for the Microsoft family to spend the holiday at the office. No fighting the nearly 10,000 people who assemble along the Charles to watch the fireworks! With this year’s party spanning three floors both inside and out of the NERD center, there was an abundance of American and Bostonian pride.

NERD Fourth Celebration
The NERD center was packed with employees, family, and friends for the celebration. Photo Credit: Dana J. Quigley

The beach/boardwalk themed celebration was a family affair complete with a DJ, face painters, a balloon artist, glitter tattoos, and plenty of candy for the kids and adults alike. Partygoers also enjoyed a variety of food stations, each representing a notable U.S. beach, such as Cape Cod, Myrtle Beach, and Coney Island. Word has it that Cape Cod was the crowd favorite, but the hot dog station was a close second! To check out more pictures from the day, head to our Facebook page. And if you missed out on the action this year, don’t make the same mistake next year!


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