Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Many streets will also be closed to traffic, so whatever you do, don't drive! Macy’s in conjunction with PyroSpectaculars by Souza of Rialto, CA, A version of this post was published in 2018; it is updated annually. millions of spectators lining the waterways on the lower East River and with the Official Countdown by Bulova, and is presented in partnership On This year is an ode to old Hollywood, celebrating some classic American movies like The Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, E.T., and Casablanca, plus the traditional patriotic tunes meant to honor America's service members., “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will light up the New York City ET on NBC on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Independence Day, millions of spectators will enjoy jaw-dropping effects with the City of New York. Macy’s is paying tribute to American Cinema with its show this year. “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,” according to the show’s website. On Thursday, July 4 at approximately 9:20 p.m. its grand span and towers, along with tens of thousands more effects signature. Battery Park won't offer views of Macy's fireworks, though you should be able to see Jersey City's fireworks just across the river. Since Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. this year’s spectacle including public viewing locations and access NBC, Channel 4, will offer a two-hour live national broadcast of the show beginning at 8 p.m., with a one-hour encore presentation at 10 p.m.. The show usually begins around 9:20pm and lasts approximately 25 minutes. Take note: It's possible some or all of these viewing locations will close. or call the Macy’s Fireworks Hotline at (212) 494-4495. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. launching from more than a dozen points off the famed Brooklyn landmark On Thursday, July 4, the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge will launch thrilling effects as the centerpiece of the 43rd Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®, the nation’s largest Independence Day celebration (Photo: Business Wire), The pyrotechnic spectacle sets a new location this year launching Macy’s glittering spectacle is made possible in part by™, 4th of July Fireworks have become the nation’s premiere On Thursday, July 4, 2019, fireworks will light up the sky over the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge serving as the centerpiece: About 25,000 pyrotechnic shells will be launched from its span alone, streaming skyward and creating a cascading curtain of light below the bridge, too. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). Submit. In the event of rain, the start time could be delayed. This press release features multimedia. There will be just four barges this year, plus the Brooklyn Bridge serving as a launch pad, with a viewing area concentrated around Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights. Be prepared to stand or sit on the ground: The New York Police Department won't allow you into viewing areas with backpacks, lawn chairs, or other large items, and they often search bags. If you're hoping to watch Macy's 4th of July Fireworks live, it's never too early to start planning your viewing strategy. This Independence Day, one of New York City’s most iconic landmarks will Photo by Mommy Poppins. Macy’s is set to kick off six nights of fireworks shows across New York City Monday night, with brief pyrotechnic launches scheduled for different neighborhoods each night. Macy's fireworks are back at the Brooklyn Bridge for 2019! The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- creative team expands the design to include more dazzling and intricate effects firing from locations spanning the entire bridge.