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Macy’s 43rd Annual Fireworks Information + Independence Day Events Calendar

Thursday, July 4, 2019


Post July 4

We sincerely hope everyone got to enjoy the 4th of July in a safe and hopefully fun way.

Unlike past years we were reluctant to post details for the 2019 viewing spots for the grand Macy’s Fireworks. Namely due to our having been burned so often in the past. I could go on and on about Macy’s giving out the wrong information about where exactly the barges would be situated and how many at whatever location; or rather, the organizers deciding for last minute changes as to where to move those barges. Sooo, we just simply gave up this year (2019). We were discouraged enough to not even consider holding on to our prime viewing spot (for hours) within Brooklyn Bridge Park. Instead, we passed by the South Street Seaport at the last minute and, despite the limited viewing, we weren’t disappointed…although, it’d have been nicer if we’d been able to see the Brooklyn Bridge itself all lit up as it was for the 2014 display. Below, you’ll find a youtube video we’d posted from our viewing last night on July 4, 2019.

Yet, there’s something else on my mind. It’s the South Street Seaport organizer’s choice of closing off the bulk of the waterside seaport area for the sake of the VIP viewing party they’d held. At nearly $500 a ticket it’s a slap in the face of most New Yorkers.

Below, is a link to one article discussing the subject at depth.

Honestly, we’ve had issue with the event organizers of the seaport for many years. This all stems from the many times they’ve fallen short of their event schedules as well as their God awful public relations communications. Dealing with them has always felt like dealing with a non-existent landlord (organizer in this case).

Regardless, life goes on…but we hope you’ll have a look at the article link(s) posted here. Thanks and enjoy the rest of the summer season! 🙂

Only Wealthy VIPs Will Be Allowed On South Street Seaport Piers During July 4th Fireworks

BY Christopher Robbins @ Gothamist

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2019 Macy’s Fireworks as seen from the South Street Seaport in 4k

Handheld using a smartphone.


The Fireworks generally take place at approximately 9:25 pm
and will be on the East River.

It’s best to show up at your chosen viewing location ahead of time.

Live Television Coverage on NBC will be broadcast beginning at 8:00 pm

Taking place at and around the Brooklyn Bridge on the waters lying between lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. If you plan to go then it’s highly recommended you show up early.

With 70,000 shells be shot off of the Brooklyn Bridge as well as from barges lined up on the East River this year’s grand Fireworks Celebration is promised to please one and all.

We were at the 2014 Independence Day Display when the pyrotechnics were shot off the Bridge as well as from the waters between South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Bridge Park / Promenade and what a feast for the eyes it was! We’d taken video which you can find on this page as well as on our youtube channel. As long as the weather cooperates we’re sure to be there this year again; although mind you, the day had started off on the wet side back in 2014 and it ended with some spectacular weather. Since that day we’ve returned yearly for the displays and have only been disappointed. Definitely looking forward to this year’s show!

Press Release can be seen further down along this page.

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Here’s one video clip we’d shot from the 2014 Fireworks Display
Published by New Yorkled

 

Many more additions will be made to the Fireworks Listing below…featuring, as well, displays going on in the areas of Westchester County, Long Island and other spots just outside of NYC’s borders.

Additional Fireworks:

Bayside Independence Celebration
Wednesday, June 26, 9:15 pm
Bayside, NY

Orchard Beach Fireworks Celebration
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Central Astoria LDC Independence Day Celebration
Thursday, June 27, 9:15 pm
Astoria Park, Shore Blvd, Astoria

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks
Friday, June 28, 9:30 pm

Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball After the Game Fireworks
Saturday, June 29, 9:30 pm
Between West 10th Street and West 15th Street

Hudson River – Pier 97
Sunday, June 30, 9:30 pm

2019 Co-op City Fireworks Spectacular & Concert
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
5:00 – 10:00 pm

Fort Hamilton Independence Day Celebration 2019
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
4:30 – 10:00 pm
At the Fort Hamilton military base in Brooklyn

Hudson River – Yonkers
Thursday, July 4, 9:15 pm

Brooklyn Cyclones Baseball After the Game Fireworks
Thursday, July 4, 9:30 pm
Coney Island

Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks
Friday, July 5, 9:30 pm

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Coney Island 4th of July Celebration

Organized by the Alliance for Coney Island

July 4
10:00 am – Midnight

West 12th Street on the Boardwalk

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Historic Richmond Town Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, July 4, 2019
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission: Free for members / $8 for seniors and students / $10 for adults

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NYCRuns Firecracker 5k & 10k at Governors Island

Jul 4, 2019
7:30 am – 12:00 pm

At Colonels Row on Governors Island

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At the Alice Austen House Museum

Independence Day with the Staten Island Philharmonic

Thursday, July 4
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Hear the sweet sounds of the Staten Island Philharmonic on the lawn of Clear Comfort followed by viewing citywide fireworks displays from the waterfront.

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Another video clip from the 2014 Macy’s Fireworks Display at the Brooklyn Bridge
Published by New Yorkled

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Other Events taking place on Independence Day or on the days leading up to it.

Please ALSO visit our 2019 Fireworks Calendar for a long list of pyrotechnic displays going on in the days leading up to the Fourth of July and beyond.

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4th of July NYC Fireworks Cruise Tickets

Thursday, July 4th, 2019
Two Cruises Available!
Includes Buffet, Bar, Fireworks, DJ and more

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2019 Nathans Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Nathan’s Famous in Brooklyn’s Coney Island
1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224

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Fraunces Tavern Museum American Independence Day Tours

Friday, June 28, Evening
&
Thursday, July 4, Early Morning

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Other Related Celebrations Beyond Our NYC Borders

Annual TD Bank Celebrates America – Salute to Our Veterans!
Saturday, June 29, 9:30 pm
Eisenhower Park, Uniondale, NY

Scarsdale: 2019 Firework Spectacular
Tuesday, July 2, 9:15 pm
At the Scarsdale Pool Complex
Band performing at 7:30 pm
$5.00 entrance fee at 5:00 pm for non pool members, $5.00 entrance fee at 8:00PM for ALL GUESTS

City of White Plains Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, July 2
6:00 – 10:00 pm
White Plains High School Athletic Fields
550 North Street, White Plains, NY

Harrison, NY
Wednesday, July 3
Rock Steady Performance at 7:45 pm
Followed by Fireworks at 9:15 pm
Harrison Shopping Center, Halstead Avenue

Cross County Shopping Center
Fireworks & Concert
Wednesday, July 3
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Fireworks will be shown in the north parking lot
8000 Mall Walk
Yonkers, NY

Kensico Dam Music Fest and Fireworks
Wednesday, July 3
6:00 – 9:45 pm
Admission and Parking is Free
Kensico Dam Plaza, Valhalla

Atlantic Beach, Long Island
Wednesday, July 3, 9:00 pm
Sponsor: Lawrence Beach Club

Connetquot River Fireworks
Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 9:15 pm
Viewing Locations: Snapper Inn View / Oakdale Yacht / Nicoll’s Point Marina / Vanderbit’s Wharf / Great River Town Ramp / Timber Point
Connetquot River, Oakdale NY

Navesink River, New Jersey
Wednesday, July 3, 9:00 pm
Sponsor: Hackensack Health

Borgata & Harrah’s Independence Day Celebration!
Thursday, July 4, 9:15 pm
Atlantic City

Village of Mamaroneck, NY
Concert and Fireworks
Thursday, July 4
Fireworks show off the beach

New Rochelle “Spark the Sound”
Thursday, July 4
9:30 pm, Rain or Shine
Best viewing locations: Hudson Park, Five Islands Park + waterfront restaurants
New Rochelle Waterfront, NY

Rye Playland
July 4, 5 Fireworks
9:30 pm
$30
Rye, NY

American Picnic with Fireworks by Grucci
Friday, July 5
Southampton, NY
7:00 – 10:00 pm
https://www.sfah.org/americanpicnic

Long Beach, Long Island
Friday, July 5, 9:00 pm
Sponsor: City of Long Beach

Rockaway Inlet, Rockaway
Friday, July 5, 9:30 pm
Sponsor: Breezy Point Co-Op

Saturday, July 6, 2019, 9:30 pm
Sag Harbor Yacht Club
John A. Ward Independence Day Fireworks
Viewing areas by Marine Park / Haven’s Beach
Sag Harbor, NY
http://sagharboryachtclub.com/events/fireworks

Orient Harbor July 4th Festivities
Saturday, July 6, 2019
Over the water at Orient Point Harbor, Orient, NY
Scheduled Display Time:  9:15 pm
Learn more at this other official page here…

2019 Macy’s Fireworks Press Release

Press Release courtesy of Business Wire

Lights, Camera, Fireworks! The 43rd Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® the Nation’s Largest Independence Day Celebration Ignites the New York City Skyline Live from The Brooklyn Bridge

The pyrotechnic spectacular is set to highlight classic American Cinema with a fan-favorite film score and dazzling display live from the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge and from four barges positioned on the lower East River along the shores of Pier 17 at the Seaport District

In honor of the nation’s Armed Forces, “Macy’s Salutes Those Who Serve” with a special charitable campaign to support and empower veterans and military families from July 1 – July 18

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American silver screen will set the scene for this year’s most spectacular Independence Day celebration, the 43rd Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®. The nation’s largest 4th of July event will make a magical return to the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge to present an incomparable display of light, sound, shape and color, this year honoring classic American Cinema. On Thursday, July 4th at approximately 9:20 p.m., millions of spectators lining the waterways near the lower East River and millions more on television nationwide will be captivated by the stunning display of patriotic firepower, as Macy’s Fireworks (NYSE:M) launch more than 70,000 shells and effects from the bridge and from four barges positioned along the shores of Pier 17 at the Seaport District.

“There is nothing more exciting on the 4th of July than gathering with friends and family to see a world-class fireworks spectacle, and this year’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will deliver a jaw-dropping display that will be rumble in the imagination for years to come,” said Susan Tercero, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. “With the iconic Brooklyn Bridge as our centerpiece and four barges lining the East River, we will launch an unprecedented barrage of color, light, sounds and shapes that will delight millions as they hum along to a patriotic and stirring musical score celebrating our Independence and landmark cinematic achievements.”

The 43rd edition of Macy’s Fireworks is conceived, designed and produced by Macy’s with Pyro Spectaculars by Souza. Perfectly orchestrated to synchronize to the musical score, the 25-minute display will feature a host of new shells and effects in 28 colors including crackling rain shells, patriotic chasing crossettes, howling wolves, screaming dragons, silver twisters, diamond screamers and a dramatic 1,600-foot waterfall.

Since 1976, Macy’s Fireworks have grown in scale and artistry as they burst to life over many of New York City’s waterways and neighborhoods. Incorporating landmarks and celebratory milestones is a Macy’s Fireworks signature. Macy’s last showcased the Brooklyn Bridge when its structure served as the launch pad for key moments in the 2014 show. For this year’s presentation, Macy’s will fully integrate the bridge with an expanded design that will showcase approximately 25,000 shells and effects launching from the span. From the opening sequence representing the silver screen and featuring a dramatic silver hued pyrotechnic curtain unfurling from below the bridge to stunning multicolored waterfalls and chase scenes, a host of dazzling and intricate effects will be fired from more than 100 locations spanning the entire bridge, its towers and roadways. To create this out-of-this-world spectacle, six computer firing systems will control the bridge portion of the display requiring more than five miles of cabling and more than 110 custom designed props installed on the bridge to hold the pyrotechnics in position for the show.

The musical score is the basis for the fireworks choreography and this year it features patriotic classics such as “America the Beautiful” and “Stars & Stripes Forever,” along with world-famous instrumentals from classic American films. From John Williams’ famed title compositions for “Star Wars,” “Superman” and “E.T.” to Max Steiner’s “Casablanca Suite” and Alfred Newman’s “20th Century Fox Fanfare;” audiences will be humming along to the score as the fireworks paint the night sky in perfect synchronicity.

With MGM’s The Wizard of Oz turning 80 this year, Macy’s Fireworks pre-recorded score will also feature Oscar® and Grammy® Award winning artist Jennifer Hudson performing its most beloved song “Over the Rainbow.” The tribute will mark the show’s visual and emotional centerpiece. A host of rainbow-colored effects will be launched from the Brooklyn Bridge and barges including a fan, falling leaves, waterfall and a mile-wide rainbow accented golden crackling kamuro wall. The song will also serve as the backdrop for Macy’s famed Golden Mile. This signature of Macy’s Fireworks lights the skyline with a mesmerizing array of golden-hued effects for a mile across the river and from 800-feet in the air to the water’s edge.

On July 4th, Macy’s Fireworks may be viewed from any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the lower East River at or below the Brooklyn Bridge with four barges positioned between the Manhattan Heliport and Pier 17 at the Seaport District. Public viewing locations and dedicated entry points will be set up along elevated portions of the FDR Drive in lower Manhattan. Check macys.com/fireworks for the most up-to-date information including exact points of entry, viewing locations for persons with disabilities and for marine viewing details. Spectators lining the public viewing locations will also enjoy an NYPD helicopter flyover and an FDNY water boat show prior to the start of the display.

Macy’s glittering spectacle is made possible in part by GoBowling.com™, Green Giant®, New York Life, Pier 17 at The Seaport District and The Howard Hughes Corporation, SOUR PATCH KIDS® Candy, with the Official Countdown by Bulova, and is presented in partnership with the City of New York. Revelers lining viewing locations in New York City are encouraged to enjoy the full Macy’s Fireworks experience by tuning in to radio station 1010 WINS (via 1010 WINS-AM, or 1010 WINS on the Radio.com app) to hear the musical score to which the show is choreographed.

Spectators from coast-to-coast will also have a front row view of the pyro in the sky by tuning to NBC’s national broadcast of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular (8-10 p.m. ET/PT, 7-9 p.m. CT/MT, check local listings). The nation’s No. 1 Independence Day special will also feature performances from some of America’s top musical acts.

No Independence Day celebration would be complete without a special tribute to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who work tirelessly to defend and protect our freedoms. In addition to the patriotic tribute during the Macy’s Fireworks display, this year, Macy’s and its customers nationwide will come together for a charitable round-up program to support active duty military, veterans and military families. During “Macy’s Salutes Those Who Serve” campaign, which kicks off Monday, July 1 and runs through Thursday, July 18, Macy’s shoppers are invited to round up their purchase amount to the nearest dollar (up to $.99) and donate the change. One hundred percent of the donations will benefit two veteran and military family focused organizations: Blue Star Families and Bunker Labs. These charities focus on a number of programs that support current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families, providing access to career development, caregiver support, entrepreneurship and business growth opportunities, among other services.

For more information on the 43rd Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, please visit www.macys.com/fireworks or call the Macy’s Fireworks Hotline at (212) 494-4495. In addition, follow and participate in the excitement on various social platforms via @macys and #MacysFireworks.