It’s here! The 39th annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” is back in honor of Independence Day. As Americans celebrate the holiday with barbeques during the daytime, the nighttime is dedicated to fireworks. Every year, the display Macy’s puts on is one of the most watched shows. Even though wet weather dampened the display on previous years, meteorologists predict Monday will be a clear night, which is the perfect backdrop to watch the beautiful pyrotechnic extravaganza.
This year, the fireworks show is headed back to the East River in New York. But there’s no need to worry if you’re not from New York. The spectacular will air on NBC at 8 p.m. EDT. If there isn’t going to be a television around when the show starts, that’s OK, too. Simply go online and head to NBC’s website to watch the show through live stream. Before the show starts, viewers should make sure they have their TV provider login information ready so none of the fun is missed. It only lasts for 25 minutes.
“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks 40th anniversary celebration will salute American spirit through a dynamic score of patriotic favorites performed by the acclaimed United States Air Force Band and of course the largest Independence Day fireworks display in the nation,” Macy’s wrote on their website.
There’s even more good news, the show is much more than just fireworks. There are performances too. Singers like Kenny Chesney, Meghan Trainor, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Pitbull will appear. This year’s event will be hosted by Tamron Hall and Willie Geist.
For people who want to see the show in person, there are several ways to view it. In Manhattan, portions of the F.D.R. Drive will be dedicated to public viewing. In Brooklyn and Queens, there fireworks will be visible in most areas. But there are some places that people definitely cannot go: Battery Park, Battery Park City, Roosevelt Island and Hunter’s Point South Park.
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