Macy’s July 4th Fireworks 2014
Macy’s July 4th Fireworks
The Macy’s July 4th Fireworks has become an iconic part of the Annual Independence Day Celebrations in New York City.
The fireworks display will return to the East River this year, after being held on the Hudson River for the past few years.
The Brooklyn Bridge joins the show, with fireworks set to shoot up from the world-renowned landmark along with multiple barges on the east River.
The best viewing spots will be from Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and along the east side of Lower Manhattan. If you plan on heading to where the action is, arrive by 5pm to snag a good spot (the light show starts at 9pm). For more information, visit the official website
Manhattan access points
Montgomery & South Streets: From the North, viewing along the FDR between Manhattan Bridge and Montgomery Street. Brooklyn Bridge entry from St. James Place (Pearl Street) & Wagner Place (viewing both north & south of the Brooklyn Bridge). Broad Street and/or Old Slip at Water Street (viewing between Heliport & south side of Brooklyn Bridge Esplanade Viewing: South Street Seaport to Houston Street along the East River ADA viewing area: Murray Bergtraum High School track and field facility, at the base of the Manhattan Bridge. Use the entrance at Market & Cherry Streets. All of Brooklyn Bridge is ADA accessible. The following pedestrian streets will be closed to all non-emergency vehicle traffic, with most closures happening at 4pm & towing all day:
- South Street between Whitehall Street and Jackson Street
- All side streets between South and Water, South and Cherry
- Front Street between Old Slip and John Street
- FDR between Battery Park Underpass (West Street) and Houston Street
NOTE: Piers 15-17 are not public viewing areas.
Brooklyn access points
Brooklyn Bridge Park (piers 1-6): Enter on Old Fulton & Furman Street, Joralemon Street & Furman Street or Atlantic Avenue & Furman Street. Brooklyn Bridge Promenade: Enter at Pineapple Street & Columbia Heights, Pierrepont Street & Columbia Heights, Montague Street & Pierrepont Place, Remsen Street & Pierrepont Place. The following pedestrian streets will be closed to all non-emergency vehicle traffic, with most closures happening at 4pm & towing all day:
- Montague Street — Court Street to Montague Terrace
- Remsen Street — Court Street to Montague Terrace
- Old Fulton Street — Hicks Street to Furman Street
- Furman Street — Old Fulton Street to Atlantic Avenue
- Columbia Heights — Montague Street to Old Fulton Street
- Hicks Street — Atlantic Avenue to Old Fulton Street
Where Not to Go
The South Street Seaport’s Piers 15-17 will be closed to the public.
The East Side of Manhattan above the Williamsburg Bridge won’t offer views unless you’re up very high.
Battery Park won’t offer views of Macy’s fireworks, though you should be able to see Liberty State Park’s Freedom and Fireworks Festival near the Statue of Liberty at 8pm.
Liberty State Park’s Freedom and Fireworks Festival
Biggest and Best July 4th Fireworks in New Jersey
New Jersey will host several of its own amazing fireworks spectaculars, including one right over the Hudson River. Jersey City will present the Freedom and Fireworks Festival on the Hudson, with the Statue of Liberty as its backdrop. The all-day event, taking place at Liberty State Park, includes carnival rides, games, food and a free pre-fireworks concert. Crowds of over 100,000 are expected, so pack blankets or chairs and enjoy the patriotic party!