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Where to Watch the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks in 2022

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks—NYC's most impressive pyrotechnic show—is back this year. Here is how to watch it.

Shaye Weaver
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Ladies and gentlemen, we're pleased to announce that, the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks are back!

What time is the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks show?

On Monday, July 4, beginning at 9:25pm.

What is the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks show?

Over 65,000 shells (almost 2,000 per minute) are launched off five different barges on the East River. The extravaganza lasts 25 minutes and features, according to Macy's itself, "dozens of colors and shapes, creating dramatic effects a mile across the river and from 1,000 feet in the air to the water's edge."

This year, look out for Whistling Jellyfish, Little Snakes, Blinking Smiling Face, Swimming Chrysanthemums and more shapes!

Who will perform at the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks?

Expect to hear the "Star-Spangled Banner" from The United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus, the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, and the Community Baptist Church of Englewood Choir will sing during the fireworks show. "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)" will be performed by The Young People’s Chorus of New York City. To hear it, tune into 1010Wins as the fireworks begin.

Celebrity performances for live TV coverage on Peacock include Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce, Pitbull and the castS of Freestyle Love Supreme and Moulin Rouge! It begins at 8pm.

Where are the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks?

They'll be launched in the East River centered around Midtown Manhattan.

What are the best places to watch the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks?

You can see the map right here for the best places to watch the fireworks, which include:

  • The FDR Drive in Manhattan at East 42nd Street, East 34th Street and East 23rd Street
  • Transmitter Park, Bushwick Inlet Park and Marsha P. Johnson State Park in Brooklyn
  • Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

Avoid areas, such as Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Brooklyn Grand Ferry Park, Domino Park, Queens Hunter’s Point South Park & Roosevelt Island.

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