Everything You Need to Know about the 2019 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

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Are you ready to celebrate Independence Day with the 43rd annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show at the Brooklyn Bridge?

The Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show has been lighting up the NYC skyline since 1958! This year the show returns to the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time since 2014, illuminating the sky like you’ve never seen it before! The fireworks will  launch from the Brooklyn Bridge and four barges in the East River. And if you like movies then you’re in for a treat because American Cinema is the theme of this year’s fireworks extravaganza!


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“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. 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.” – Susan Tercero, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks


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The fireworks show will be perfectly synchronized to movies scores from films like Star WarsET and Superman. And in honor of the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Macy’s Fireworks pre-recorded award winning Jennifer Hudson performing the classic song Over the Rainbow.

There will also be a tribute to our America military men and women, patriotic music and performances by Luke Bryan, Marin Morris, Brad Paisley.

Where to Watch the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

  • The Promenade in Brooklyn Heights.
  • The FDR Drive in Lower Manhattan (which will be closed off to cars for the fireworks).
  • Anywhere along the Brooklyn waterfront in Red Hook, Sunset Park or even Bay Ridge.
  • On a boat in the East River.

Be sure to show up early if you plan to watch in person. If not, don’t worry. It’ll be broadcast live on NBC! They kick off at 9:20pm EST.

*Bonus Tip: If you’re in NYC be sure to tune into 1010 Wins AM radio or on the Radio.com app to hear the musical score that’s synchronized with the fireworks show!

And always remember to be safe and have fun!

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