47th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
Date & Time
Tue Jul 04 2023 at 08:00 pm to 09:00 pm
East River | New York, NY
The 47th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks return to the East River on Tuesday night with the signature pyrotechnic salute to America set to begin at 8:00 p.m.
Hundreds of thousands are expected to pack the streets to watch the festivities and we've got all the info you need to know.
What to Expect
More than 60000 fireworks are launched for 30 minutes ensuring you get the best experience of this patriotic holiday.
The show will feature a barrage of dazzling shells and effects.
Where to Watch
The fireworks will be launched from barges along the East River in Manhattan.
Elevated, free public viewing areas will be available with limited capacity along FDR Drive and locations in Queens and Brooklyn noted below:
- E. 42nd Street and FDR Drive - enter at the security checkpoints at 1st Avenue and East 42nd Street or 1st Avenue and East 34th Street
- E. 23rd Street and FDR Drive - enter at the security checkpoint at 1st Avenue and East 23rd Street
- Note: Access blocks will close as viewing areas fill up and spectators will be redirected to additional open access blocks as appropriate.
- Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens
- The area bounded by 44th Drive on North Borden Avenue on the South Vernon
- Boulevard on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
- Center Boulevard between Borden Avenue and 54th Avenue
- 2nd Street between Borden Avenue and Newtown Creek /Dead End
- Vernon Boulevard between 54th Avenue and Newtown Creek/Dead End
- 54th Avenue between Center Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard
- Transmitter Park - Access point on Greenpoint Avenue to Dead End
- Newton Barge Playground - Access point at 3 Commercial Street
- Marsha P. Johnson State Park - Marsha P. Johnson State Park (East River State Park) - Access point at Kent Avenue and North 11th Street
- Bushwick Inlet Park in Brooklyn
The following locations are not recommended for viewing: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Grand Ferry Park, Domino Park, Queens Hunter's Point South Park and Roosevelt Island.