Spend Fourth Of July In NYC: Best Fireworks Spots in the Boroughs

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Just in time for Independence Day we’ve compiled some of the best the places where you’ll be able to check out the displays of what are guaranteed to be amazing feats of pyrotechnic awesomeness.

SEE ALSO: Impress Your Friends This 4th Of July By Knowing The Science Of Fireworks

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

Moving back to the East River, the Macy’s fireworks spectacular is ready to wow and amaze the city that never sleeps for its 38th year. With over 50,000 pounds of fireworks set to launch from the Brooklyn Bridge and three barges along the river, Macy’s isn’t pulling any punches.

Set to “The Star Spangled Banner,” the fireworks will be timed to be perfectly in tune with the song that turns 200 this year and will even feature a flag made of the exploding fireworks.

Where to Watch: Brooklyn Bridge Park, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Montgomery & South Streets, Broad Street and/or Old Slip at Water Street, FDR Drive.


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(Credit: Al Bello /Allsport)

Brooklyn Cyclones at Coney Island and NY Mets at Citi Field: Post Game

For those who want a little more entertainment than just fireworks why not check out America’s favorite pastime beforehand? Both the Cyclones and Mets will be playing a game at their home stadiums on the 4th and are sure to be hoping to secure a win to make the following round of fireworks that much sweeter.

Where to watch: MCU Stadium and Citi Field Stadium for the Cyclones and Mets respectively.


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Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images

Freedom and Fireworks Festival, Liberty State Park, NJ

With the Macy’s fireworks moving back to the East River, New Jersey swept in to keep the Hudson River (and New Jerseyans) from feeling left out. With expectations of over 100,000 people attending the day will be filled with plenty of excitement, ranging from a cake by Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro and an appearance by the Budweiser Clydesdales.

Where to Watch: Liberty State Park, Jersey City, Northern Jersey, West Side of Manhattan


Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Staten Island Yankees at Richmond County Bank Ballpark, Staten Island

Don’t think we missed out on oft-forgotten borough Staten Island. Residents eager to stay close to home need not look farther than the SI Yankees Stadium. Set to go off after the game, Staten Islanders can enjoy the show from the stands or the promenade.

Or they can just turn their heads and check out what Macy’s and New Jersey has to offer.


Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Empire State Building

For those who think fireworks are just a bunch of lame exploding lights, take a peek at the Empire State Building at around 9pm. Anyone with a clear view of the skyscraper can check out the show that delighted fans last year when they coordinated an outstanding lightshow with a mix of two of New York’s anthems, Frankie Boy’s ‘New York, New York’ and ‘New York State Of Mind’ by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.

SEE ALSO:

Your Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide
Fourth Of July Travel: What To Expect And How To Prepare
Best Places In America To Celebrate The 4th Of July
4th of July Fireworks Safety Checklist


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