Where to Watch the July 4 Fireworks in NYC

July 4, 2018 Updated: July 4, 2018

Macy’s will launch its annual July 4 fireworks from 7 barges stationed along the East River.

Here are a few locations that give the best views of the upcoming fireworks.

42nd Street & FDR Drive

The Long Island City skyline and Queensboro Bridge give the ideal backdrop for viewing the fireworks.

34th Street & FDR Drive

Almost directly in front of the barges, you can enjoy a front-row experience here.

23rd Street & FDR Drive

The view in this lower Manhattan location is equally stunning.

18th Street & Avenue C

You can enter via 20th or 23rd street. This location is ADA-compliant.

Houston Street & FDR Drive

This is a perfect spot for downtown dwellers.