Where To Watch

The Fireworks display will be launched from barges along the East River in Manhattan.
Elevated public viewing areas along the FDR Drive are depicted on the map below.
ClickTap a viewing area icon for directions.

Location information

As crowds build, some of these locations will be closed & spectators will be redirected to additional open access points along the FDR Drive. Access points, viewing locations & transportation are subject to change.

The following areas are not suggested for viewing:
Battery Park, Battery Park City, South Street Seaport, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Grand Ferry Park, Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park & Roosevelt Island.

For boater viewing restrictions,
call Macy's Marine Hotline at
(212) 494-5243.

medical services

Please note:
Emergency Medical Service units will be deployed throughout all public viewing areas designated by the city & NYPD.

Getting there

Call the MTA at 511 for automated travel information 24/7. Agents are also available in stations 6am–10pm daily. Visit www.mta.info to plan your trip with TripPlanner.

NYC transit
Subway service will be increased before & after our Fireworks display.

Bus service
Transportation near the Fireworks will be rerouted, with extra trips available after our event.

Public parking
Spots will not be available near access points.

General Directions

Some public viewing areas have limited capacity & the NYPD may redirect you accordingly.

The following suggested viewing locations are at alternate areas where the Fireworks can be watched.

Midtown Manhattan

To Grand Central - 42 Street. Walk East towards the river.


To Times Square - 42 Street. Transfer to the S to Grand Central. Walk East towards the river.

To 34 Street - Penn Station. Transfer to the A C E to Times Square. Take the S at Times Square to Grand Central. Walk East towards the river.


Where can I watch Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks?
On July 4th, Macy’s Fireworks may be viewed from the comforts of home & any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River in Midtown.

Public viewing locations will be set up & managed by the NYPD. Viewing will be available for spectators on elevated portions of the FDR Drive in Manhattan with entry points at East 23rd, East 34th & East 42nd Streets.

ADA/Special Needs public viewing will be accessible at East 34th Street.

Fireworks will not be visible from the following areas & are not suggested for public viewing:
Battery Park
Battery Park City
South Street Seaport
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Grand Ferry Park
Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park
Roosevelt Island
How do I get tickets to see Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks?
Macy’s Fireworks is a free public event. Tickets are not for sale. Macy’s works closely with local agencies to provide more than two miles of public viewing space that gives spectators a front-row view. These locations, entry points & security details are available in our “Where to Watch” section.

Please note: If you are interested in purchasing tickets to any venue (i.e., restaurant, bar, etc.) along the viewing path that may be advertising such access, that is up to your discretion. Macy’s is not aware of & does not approve, endorse or participate in these events/activities. In general, Macy’s does not sell tickets to any V.I.P. viewing locations.
Why are there fully vaccinated & non-vaccinated public viewing locations?
As of June 10, the City of New York is following current health & safety regulations that mandate certain restrictions for gatherings of this scale.

As New York State health & safety regulations evolve, those changes may impact the City of New York’s public viewing plan. Spectators are encouraged to continue checking macys.com/fireworks for the most up-to-date viewing information including location access, entry details, relevant health & safety protocols & marine viewing.
Where can I see the performers?
Macy’s incredible lineup of performers can be enjoyed by tuning in to our one-night-only NBC broadcast special, Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular, on Sunday, July 4, from 8pm-10pm ET/PT, 7pm-9pm CT/MT. Check local listings.




We’re able to bring you our July 4th Fireworks show with the support of these iconic brands.
We were able to bring you our July 4th Fireworks show with the support of these iconic brands.
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Macy’s Fireworks Hotline at 212-494-4495 or Or MEvents@macys.com

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