For New Yorkers who didn’t trek out to Long Island for the Fourth of July weekend, it’s a good time to be in the five boroughs: The 39th annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” is back! Rain has dampened the extravaganza over the past few years, but this year the meteorologists predict it will be a clear night. And New York deserves to see the beautiful pyrotechnic display after enduring a brutal winter and substandard summer so far.
Wait-- are you not from New York? Is it not possible to go to the East River to watch the fireworks display take off from the Brooklyn Bridge? That’s totally OK! You can see spectacular on NBC at 9 p.m. EDT. Don’t have a television handy? That’s OK, too! Head to NBC to watch the show through live stream, just make sure you have your TV provider login information ready so you don’t miss any of the fun.
It doesn't end at fireworks. The “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” also has performers like Kelly Clarkson, Gloria Estefan, Flo Rida, Brad Paisley, Ed Sheeran, and Meghan Trainor. Willie Geist and Tamron Hall will host the show.
For those are able to make the trek into NYC to see the show, there are several places to watch it. In Manhattan, there is public viewing on elevated portions of the F.D.R. Drive. The lanes will open around 7 p.m. EDT at Houston, 23rd, 34th, and 42nd Streets, Gothamist noted. The show can be seen in Brooklyn and in Queens from most areas, as long as there isn’t anything obstructing your view. These are the places where viewers cannot go to see fireworks: Battery Park, Battery Park City, Roosevelt Island and Hunter’s Point South Park.
The fireworks display is slated to last 25 minutes. This years fireworks will have 50,000 pyrotechnic shells in 22 colors, which includes new hues like "neon highlighter yellow, green and pink.”
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