NEW YORK — Millions of spectators are set to catch the massive spectrum of color and sound over the Hudson, as the 35th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks sets the stage for the nation’s biggest party. With two-miles worth of public viewing along the West Side of Manhattan, spectators will have ample opportunity to enjoy the patriotic booms, up close and personal.
Set off from six barges on the Hudson River positioned between 20th and 55th Streets, Macy’s Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:20 p.m and will feature more than 40,000 shells exploding in a choreographed dance 1,000 feet in the air.
For the best seat in the house, spectators are encouraged to watch the show from public viewing locations set up between 22nd to 59th Streets on the West Side of Manhattan. To get the full Macy’s Fireworks experience, revelers should tune-in to radio station 1010 WINS, to hear the score to which the show is expertly timed.
The following details the optimal on-site viewing areas for the 35th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks:
West Side Highway:
North-bound lanes and 12th Avenue between 23rd and 59th Streets
Selected side streets between 11th and 12th Avenues
PIER 54 (limited access from 14th Street)
PIER 84 (limited access from 44th Street)
Spectators can access the viewing locations at these points:
26th through 30th Streets
40th through 44th Streets
47th through 52nd Streets
54th through 57th Streets
NYPD requests that spectators refrain from bringing backpacks/containers or other large bags as all will be screened for security purposes.
If capacity issues warrant, NYPD may open additional portions of the West Side Highway above 59th Street as needed for additional viewing.
Viewing for people with disabilities will be available at Dewitt Clinton Park located on West 52nd Street and 11th Avenue.