Watch the 4th of July fireworks in NYC
Macy's suggests viewing this year's spectacle from the following areas in lower Manhattan: Broad Street and Water Street, Pearl Street and Dover Street, Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place and St. James Place, Pearl Street and St. James Place, Montgomery Street and Cherry Street, Pike Slip and Cherry Street and Market Street and Cherry Street.
Reserve your spot on Time Out Market New York’s Rooftop Terrace for an unreal view of the fireworks! We’re taking reservations for an exclusive party during the USA’s birthday celebration. We offer tables of four, eight, 10, 12 and 16; for only $200 per person. You and your guests receive a wristband that grants you access to our fifth-floor bar and rooftop restaurants.
The South Street Seaport becomes the city’s portal into all things patriotic during Macy's 4th of July Fireworks. There are a ton of things to do in the downtown nabe from galleries and museums to shopping opportunities as well as bars and restaurants for celebrating Independence Day.
Dumbo, Brooklyn offers sweeping waterfront views of Manhattan (including the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge), and you can enjoy the fireworks and the scenery from many of the area's best restaurants, bars, NYC parks and hotels.
Music, booze, hot dogs, fireworks and a beach view—you can’t ask for much more than that on Independence Day. Last year's party began at 9am and went until midnight, so assume you're in for a full day of partying, unless you need to leave for a quick drunken ride on the Cyclone (you will definitely be tempted). The blowout ends with an incredible firework display at 9:30pm. Sure, it's not as big and flashy as the Macy's 4th of July fireworks, but it's still a pretty great way to end America's birthday.
For a full day of truly American festivities, head to New Jersey’s Exchange Place. Only a short ferry ride from the city, the area offers great views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline. Starting at noon, the full day of programming includes carnival rides, food trucks, a beer garden and live performances by Pitbull and Akon. A lengthy fireworks show ends the day as a perfect salute to the nation.
The former site of the Domino Sugar Factory that has been transformed into sprawling public waterfront park—with amenities ranging from a 450-foot-long elevated catwalk to bocce courts, a volleyball court and a taco-and-margarita joint operated by Danny Meyer. Spend the night viewing the park's new digs before the firework display.