The 42nd annual Macy's Fireworks sparkle over the East River. Pyro Spectaculars by Souza returns, featuring brand new shapes and colors to their exploding shells. For a choreographed score, set your radio dial to 1010 WINS-AM. This year's "Golden Mile" moment and climax of the firworks show celebrates the 100th anniversary of Irving Berlin's God Bless America, performed by Kelly Clarkson, accompanied by the West Point Band and Glee Club.
Official Viewing Sites:
Official access points are located along Manhattan's FDR Drive at Houston Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street and 42nd Streets. Access to the highway opens at approximately 7pm.
If you have an elderly individual or a person with a disability in your party, Macy's has set aside the FDR at 18th Street and Avenue C as a special needs viewing area.
Brooklyn and Queens viewers can peep the fireworks from anywhere with an unobstructed view of the East River.
Note, too, that access to viewing areas in all boroughs will be closed as areas fill with spectators. Check out our in-depth report on where to see the July 4th Fireworks for more of the inside scoop.