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A VIEW LIKE NO OTHER – MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS®

June 12, 2018

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:

MANHATTAN

  • Public viewing will be set up along elevated portions of the F.D.R. Drive. The lanes will be opened to the public at approximately 7:00 PM with access at Houston, 23rd, 34th, and 42nd

BROOKLYN

  • The fireworks may be viewed from any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River.

SPECIAL NOTES:

  • All Manhattan and Brooklyn access blocks will close as viewing areas fill up. Spectators will be re-directed to open access blocks as appropriate. All access points are subject to change up until the day of the event by NYPD.
  • All spectators should note that lawn chairs, blankets, backpacks/containers or other large bags will not be permitted into the public viewing locations for security purposes. Spectators are subject to search by NYPD.

 

THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE NOT VIEWING LOCATIONS FOR THE  2018 MACY’S 4th Of July FIREWORKS

  • Battery Park
  • Battery Park City
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park
  • Roosevelt Island

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:

BUS ROUTES

  • Uptown: 1st Ave M15 Third Ave M101, M102, M103
  • Upper West Side to UN: M104 (Broadway to 42nd Street and 1st Ave)
  • Downtown: 2nd Ave m15 Lexington M101, M102, M103
  • Crosstown: M14, M23, M16, M34, M42, M27 & M50
  • BxM1 Riverdale to 34th Street, Lexington Ave
  • BxM2 Riverdale to 34th Street, 7th Ave
  • BxM3 Yonkers/Sedgwick Ave to 26th Street, 5th Ave
  • BxM4A Bedford Park/ Grand Concourse Ave to 26th Street, 5th Ave
  • BxM4B Woodlawn/ Grand Concourse Ave to 26th Street, 5th Ave
  • BxM6 Parkchester to 23rd Street, 5th Ave
  • BxM7 Co-Op City to 23rd Street, 5th Ave
  • BxM7a Pelham Bay to 23rd Street, 5th Ave
  • BxM9 Throgs Neck to 23rd Street, 5th Ave
  • BxM10 Williamsbridge/Morris Park to 23rd Street, 5th Ave
  • BxM11 Wakefield/Pelham Parkway to 23rd Street, 5th Ave
  • QM1A North Shore Towers/Glen Oaks/Union Turnpike to 57th street, 3rd Ave via 6th Ave
  • QM2 Bay Terrace to 57th street, 3rd Ave via 6th Ave
  • QM3 Electchester to 57th street, 3rd Ave via 6th Ave

SUBWAY ROUTES (to operate on a Saturday schedule)

  • Shuttle to Grand Central
  • 4, 5 to 14th, or 42nd Streets
  • 6 to 14th, 23rd, 28th, 33rd, or 42nd Streets
  • 7 to Grand Central
  • L to 1st Avenue
  • N, Q, R to Times Square, 14th, 23rd, 28th, or 34th Streets
  • L, G to Green Point and Williamsburg

SUBURBAN/COMMUTER ROUTES

PATH

  • From New Jersey to 14th Street and transfer to the L to 1st Avenue

 

LIRR/NJ TRANSIT, AMTRAK

  • From Long Island & New Jersey – transfer at Penn Station to the A, C, or E subway line to 14th Street and transfer to the L to 1st Avenue

 

METRO NORTH

  • From Westchester, Duchess, and Putnam Counties and Connecticut to Grand Central Terminal

 

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.

 

ADA VIEWING

The following is the designated ADA viewing location for the show:

MANHATTAN

  • FDR Southbound lane, at 18th and Avenue C; entry via 14th St. and 1st Avenue, or 20th St. and 1st Avenue

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.

 

WATERCRAFT VIEWING

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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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Orlando Veras / Christine Olver Nealon
646-429-7450 / 646-429-5713
EventMedia@macys.com