See the nation’s largest Independence Day Celebration live from public viewing locations during the 42nd Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®
New York, NY – June 6, 2018 – The 42nd Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® will feature more than two miles of prime viewing along the shores of the East River. Macy’s annual Independence Day celebration will offer front row views for more than three million spectators in New York City and another 12 million viewers nationwide. The show, beginning at approximately 9:25 p.m. will ignite the sky over the East River centered in midtown with a series of more than 75,000 shells and effects.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks can be viewed from any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River. The seven barges stationed between East 23rd and East 40th Streets are best seen from:
THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE NOT VIEWING LOCATIONS FOR THE 2018 MACY’S 4th Of July FIREWORKS
The best way to attend the show is by public transportation via the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Due to the expected high volume of traffic, spectators are urged to leave their cars at home. Parking is not available in the viewing areas. Macy’s recommends a round trip fare with a Metrocard™ purchased in advance. Additional buses, subways and MTA trains will be available to and from the event. Bus service near the fireworks will be rerouted. For additional information and exact times, please contact the MTA at 511 for automated travel information 24/7, agents are also available daily from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM at the Transit Hotline (718) 330-1234, online help is available by visiting www.mta.info to plan your trip with “Trip Planner.”
The following buses, subways and commuter trains will transport viewers to and from the Macy’s Fireworks:
SUBWAY ROUTES (to operate on a Saturday schedule)
LIRR/NJ TRANSIT, AMTRAK
EMERGENCY MEDICAL FACILITIES
New York City Emergency Medical Services and health services personnel will be positioned at the major viewing locations. For further assistance, contact a policeman in your viewing area.
The following is the designated ADA viewing location for the show:
For more information on handicap accessible public viewing areas, please visit macys.com/fireworks, or call the Macy’s Fireworks Hotline at (212) 494-4495.
For more information on watercraft viewing areas, please visit macys.com/fireworks, or call the Macy’s Fireworks Hotline at (212) 494-4495.
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Orlando Veras / Christine Olver Nealon
646-429-7450 / 646-429-5713