Where to See Fireworks on the 4th of July
Macy’s fireworks show will start at 9:25PM on the East River and last for 20 minutes.
Where to View Fireworks in Manhattan?
Fireworks will be visible in Manhattan between 24th and 41st streets. The fireworks show will be visible from areas in the East Village, Midtown Manhattan, Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City. The fireworks will not be viewable by the Brooklyn Bridge as it has been in previous years.
Where to View Fireworks in New Jersey?
Liberty State Park in Jersey City will have their own fireworks show starting at just after sunset. They have a great July 4th festival with lots of activities, food and music.
Great Viewing Spots when Fireworks are on the Hudson River:
(THEY ARE NOT ON THE HUDSON RIVER THIS YEAR)
Every year the crowds pour into Hoboken to watch a spectacular fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day. After enjoying a day of barbecuing, lounging by the pool or having an extended brunch everyone looks forward to the fireworks show to cap off the night. But where should you go to see the fireworks? It depends on where they are being hosted.
#1 – Uptown Hoboken Water Front
All along the waterfront people line up to get the best views of the fireworks. Traditionally, the best views are going to be from mid-town to up-town Hoboken, depending on the location of the fireworks this year. Hoboken arguably has the most beautiful views of the fireworks show with the Manhattan skyline as the backdrop of it all. Expect lots of crowds and vendors selling light up toys, waters, and July 4th decorations making it a festive affair.
Maxwell Place Park
#2 – Pier 13
If you can manage to stake out a spot at Pier 13 for the Macy’s Fireworks Spectacular we’re officially jealous. Enjoying the fireworks in a prime location, listening to live music, sipping beer, sangria, and frozen daiquiris on a hot day – it can’t get much better than that. However, getting to view the fireworks at Pier 13 is an all-day commitment which is why it’s listed at spot #2.
#3 – Hoboken Pier A
Bring blankets and beach chairs if you plan on watching the fireworks from Pier A Park because you’ll have to stake out your spot early in the day. While popular among families with small children because there’s room to sit down and relax the pier doesn’t always have the best visibility. While the visibility might not be prime, you’ll still see the fireworks and as bonus you’re right by the Path station and several bars if you plan on going out afterwards.
#4 – Mcloone’s Pier House
McLoone’s Pier House is right next to Pier 13 and has outdoor seating available to customers. This would be a great spot to watch the fireworks if you can snag a seat and are willing to pay for it. On holidays like July 4th, there are typically special menus and pricing.