Macy's 4th of July Fireworks
The 43rd annual Macy's Fireworks sparkle over the East River, highlighting classic American Cinema with a fan-favorite film score and dazzling display live from the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge and from four barges positioned on the lower East River along the shores of Pier 17 at the Seaport District.
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.
To celebrate The Wizard of Oz's 80th anniversary this year, Macy’s Fireworks' pre-recorded score also features Oscar and Grammy Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson performing its most beloved song, “Over the Rainbow.” A host of rainbow-colored effects will be launched from the Brooklyn Bridge and barges – including a fan, falling leaves, waterfall and a mile-wide rainbow accented golden crackling kamuro wall. The song will also serve as the backdrop for Macy’s famed Golden Mile, the signature of Macy’s Fireworks that lights the skyline with a mesmerizing array of golden-hued effects for a mile across the river and from 800-feet in the air to the water’s edge.
Official Viewing Sites:
Macy’s Fireworks may be viewed from any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the lower East River at or below the Brooklyn Bridge with four barges positioned between the Manhattan Heliport and Pier 17 at the Seaport District. Public viewing locations and dedicated entry points will be set up along elevated portions of the FDR Drive in lower Manhattan. Check the website for the most up-to-date information including exact points of entry, viewing locations for persons with disabilities and for marine viewing details. Spectators lining the public viewing locations will also enjoy an NYPD helicopter flyover and an FDNY water boat show prior to the start of the display.
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.