Here's where to watch the Macy's 4th of July fireworks

Libby Cohen
July 01, 2019 - 12:10 pm
Macy's Firework Show

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The Macy's 4th of July fireworks will attract the eyes and ears of anyone near the East River this Thursday. 

The fireworks will be set off in between the Brooklyn Bridge and Broad Street off four barges. Most will be able to hear the show around the Brooklyn Bridge area, but unless you want to watch the fireworks on NBC ⁠— head over to one of these viewing locations before the show begins at 8 p.m.  


Starting from downtown, viewers can enter through Broad Street and Water Street. This is the southernmost entry point for the show. 

The next entry is on Pearl Street and Dover Street. These two points are closest to the show. 

Going up from there, viewers can watch from Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place and St. James Place. Close to that location is the next entryway at Pearl Street and St. James Place

The Lower Promenade will be accessible for viewers at Pike Slip and Cherry Street. Also, through Market Street and Cherry Street. 

The furthest East point to watch the show is on Montgomery Street and Cherry Street.

Macy's Firework Show viewing locations


Any spot on the lower east side below the Brooklyn Bridge that is unobstructed by buildings will provide great views of the show. These spots will fill up fast, so be sure to arrive early. Tune into 1010 WINS to be able to hear the simulcast of the music for the show. 

The show does not stop at the colorful blasts over the city's skyline. This year's firework show pays tribute to American Cinema with a musical soundtrack from infamous blockbuster films including a Jennifer Hudson rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Luke Bryan, Ciara, Derek Hough, Khalid, Maren Moris, and Brad Paisley will be joining the NBC broadcast of the Macy's fireworks.

1010 WINS is the official radio station of Macy's fireworks spectacular and the only place to hear the official soundtrack. 

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