Thursday, July 4, 2013
Beginning at approximately 9 p.m., Macy's will have fireworks being released from four barges in the Hudson River. It's the 37th Annual Macy's Fireworks display and this year's theme is It Begins With A Spark. This year's fireworks soundtrack has been created by Usher and will reflect his diverse taste and sensibilities, including everything from pop and soul to country and electronic dance music. The music can be heard on 1010 WINS. The night's line-up will include performances by Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw and Nick Cannon. If you're not in the area, NBC will broadcast the fireworks live beginning at 9 p.m. EST.
Where Can You Best View The Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks?
Fireworks will be launched from four barges in the Hudson River between 24th Street and 40th Street. The best places to see the fireworks will be along the West Side Highway on the north-bound lanes and 12th Avenue between 14th and 59th Streets; some side streets between 11th and 12th Avenues and at Pier 84 (access from 44th Street). You can also view the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks from anywhere you have an unobstructed view of the sky above the Hudson River. See the Fourth of July Fireworks Map for details on viewing access and the best spots for seeing them live!