2016 Macy's 4th of July Fireworks
Jul 04, 2016
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, the nation’s largest Independence Day display, will return to the East River this year for it's 40th Anniversary. The show starts at approximately 9:20 p.m. and promises to dazzle the shorelines of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn with an unparalleled spectacle of color, light and sound set to commemorate the holiday with a very big bang!
Revelers enjoying the show are encouraged to experience the full explosive display by tuning in to radio station 1010 WINS-AM to hear the musical score to which the show is choreographed.
Independence Day spectators from coast-to-coast can catch all the action in the sky by tuning to NBC’s two-hour national broadcast of “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” beginning at 8 p.m. ET (check local listings). In addition to the pyrotechnic splendor, the 4th of July’s most popular entertainment special will feature performances from the nation’s hottest musical acts. Stay tuned for more exciting details about this year's display.
BEST VIEWING LOCATIONS WILL BE THE ELEVATED PORTIONS OF THE FDR DRIVE FROM THE FOLLOWING ENTRY POINTS.
FROM HOUSTON TO MIDTOWN:
- Houston Street
- 23rd Street
- 34th Street
- 42nd Street
FROM LOWER MANHATTAN
- Broad Street ground level
- Old Slip upper level
- Pearl & Frankfort
BEST VIEWING OF FIREWORKS FROM BROOKLYN
- Brooklyn Bridge Park
- The Promenade
For map of Macy's barges and subway info click here
For a list of NYC rooftop bars click here
For more information on the 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, please visit www.macys.com/fireworks or call the Macy’s Fireworks Hotline at (212) 494-4495, as of June 2, 2015.
Author: Editor's Pick
All Five Boros
NYC citywide, NY
Since it's the year of it's 40th anniversary of Macy' s fireworks , I think they should have it on the Hudson so everyone can see it!! I'm dissapointed !
May 10, 2016, 5:23.11 pm ET
THANK YOU-THANK YOU- THANK YOU ! !
July 7, 2015, 8:47.21 pm ET
June 20, 2015, 11:44.02 pm ET
finally back to its original site between Manhattan and Brooklyn and in Midtown -best viewing areas on FDR drive!
June 15, 2015, 12:45.34 am ET
Bring the fireworks back to the west side !!!!
June 14, 2015, 3:06.27 pm ET
June 4, 2015, 6:54.32 am ET
All events and times are subject to change.