Friday, July 4, 2014
Beginning at approximately 9 p.m., Macy's will have fireworks being released from the Brooklyn Bridge and three barges in the lower East River. It's the 38th Annual Macy's Fireworks display and in honor of the 200th anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner the 25-minute musical score will feature patriotic favorites by The DIVA Jazz Orchestra, as well as new recordings by The Charlie Daniels Band, Tony award-winning artists Idina Menzel and Billy Porter, and choral vocals provided by New York City's own Essential Voices USA. We can't wait to celebrate with you!. The music can be heard on 1010 WINS. The night's line-up will include host Nick Cannon and performances by Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Ariana Grande and Lionel Richie. If you're not in the area, NBC will broadcast the fireworks live beginning at 9 p.m. EST.
Want a preview of the music? Download this free MP3 of The Star Spangled Banner performed by Idina Menzel with the DIVA Jazz Orchestra and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA.
Where Can You Best View The Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks?
Fireworks will be launched from three barges in the lower East River. The best places to see the fireworks will be from closed off portions of FDR Drive on Manhattan's East Side, Brooklyn Bridge Park Piers 1-6 and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. You can also view the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks from anywhere you have an unobstructed view of the sky above the lower East River Bridges. See the Fourth of July Fireworks Map for details on viewing access and the best spots for seeing them live!