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Where to Watch Fireworks on July 4th

New York City's iconic Independence Day celebration returns on July 4th with the annual Macy's fireworks show. The show made its debut in 1976 to commemorate the nation's bicentennial. The display will return to the East River again this year. The fireworks will be set off from the Brooklyn Bridge and from barges in the water below at 9:00 p.m. 

Public viewing sections for Manhattan will be the elevated portions from the FDR Drive from the following entry points: Pearl Street & Frankfort Street, Old Slip Upper Level, Broad Street Ground Level, Houston Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street, and 42nd Street. Information about ADA/special needs viewing areas is available here

NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, suggests Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and along the east side of Lower Manhattan as the best viewing spots. TimeOut New York suggests Berry Park, Grand Ferry Park, and South Street Seaport, to name a few. 

The fireworks show starts at 9:00 p.m. Arrive early to grab a spot. Not a fan of crowds? Watch it in the comfort of your home on NBC at 8:00 p.m. EST. For more information, visit


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