What are you cooking up for today? Going to a parade, planning a festive BBQ, taking a hike, watching, or avoiding, the fireworks, or simply lying the the sun reading a book?

We know that there are all sorts of Fourth of July celebrations in our city. We’d like you to collaborate with us to capture some of the Independence Day essence in Berkeley.

Here’s some of what you can do:

  1. If you’re tweeting about your Berkeley Fourth, use the hashtag #berkeley4th.
  2. Post to our Facebook page about your Berkeley Fourth.
  3. Upload a video to YouTube and tell us about it in the comments below.
  4. Post photos of your Berkeley Fourth on our Flickr pool, or you can post photos in the comments below, oremail them to us.
  5. Write something about your Berkeley Fourth on your blog and tell us about it.
  6. You can also tell us about your Fourth in the comments below.
  7. Send us photos using the Berkeleyside iPhone app.

We’ll take as many of your tweets, photos and stories as we can and put them together on Tuesday for what we hope will be a truly inclusive picture of the day in Berkeley. The more the merrier.

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...