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Start Spreading the News: The 4th of July Fireworks in Manhattan Are On Their Way!

Jun 05, 2018 | Seasonal Things to Do

Start Spreading the News: The 4th of July Fireworks in Manhattan Are On Their Way!

The nation’s largest fireworks display, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, is ready to light up the Empire State!

Expressions of patriotism come in a variety of forms, but for many Americans, there is no bigger and brighter display of love of country than the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. This is a day for all those who bleed red, white and blue to feel pride for Old Glory and no one does it better than the Melting Pot of America! Just imagine taking in the display of the firework bombs “bursting through air” over the East River when the NYC 4th of July celebrations begin.

Even though it seems like the 4th of July fireworks in Manhattan can be seen from The Battery to The Bronx, there are a few spots that ensure you’ll have the best view when taking in this patriotic light show (at approximately 9:25PM):

  • Manhattan’s FDR Drive (between Houston Street and Midtown East): This is the “Official Viewing Site” for the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show. It’s perfectly parallel to the barges that set off the show, promising the best views. Yet a word of warning: CROWDED!
  • Lower Manhattan’s East River Park, Brooklyn’s Grand Ferry Park, and Queens’ Gantry Plaza State Park: All three boroughs’ premier parks stay open on the evening of the NYC 4th of July celebrations and are the perfect venues to take in the amazing show overhead.
  • iverPark, Little River Beer Garden, Salvation Taco Rooftop: Want some grub while you enjoy the 4th of July Fireworks in Manhattan? These three restaurants along the river always promise a foodie-fun time (space is limited).

If you are heading to the city (or staying) to check out the show, plan ahead and book a room with us at The Manhattan Club. Our comfortable accommodations are the perfect home-base, no matter where you decide to watch the “bombs” burst!


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