All the Fireworks Happening in NYC this Summer (And Where to Watch)!

When: Tuesday, July 4 @ 9:20 PM
Where: Between 40th St and 23rd St

Photo via NY Daily News

The biggest fireworks show of the summer: the 41st annual Macy's firework celebration returns to the East River!  It's sure to showcase over-the-top pyrotechnics and a slew of musical performers and celebrity appearances -- this year's music lineup includes Jennifer Lopez, Brad Paisley, Charlie Puth, Hailee Steinfeld, Lady Antebellum, and Sheryl Crow. For those of you who are able to make it out, the folks over at Macy's were even kind enough to provide a guide on Where to Watch!

4th of July at Coney Island

When: Tuesday, July 4 @ 9:30 PM
Where: Coney Island Beach

From the annual Hot Dog eating contest, to fantastic rides, and laying out on the beach, historic Coney Island is definitely the place to be! And what would 4th of July be without a great light show?  Don’t forget about the spectacular Fireworks taking place that evening. We’ll see you this 4th of July in Coney Island!

4th Annual Jersey City Freedom Fireworks Festival

When: Tuesday, July 4 @ 9:30 PM
Where: Exchange Place, Jersey City

This festival is one of the biggest Independence Day celebrations west of the Hudson! It boasts two stages of live music, amusement rides, and a smorgasbord of delicious drinks and eats. Festivities start at noon and go until 10 PM, culminating with a fireworks extravaganza set against a backdrop of Lady Liberty and the Manhattan skyline. 

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Ellis Island

When: Thursday, July 6 @ 9:10 PM
Where: Ellis Island Safety Zone

The Macy's 4th of July fireworks on the East River may seek to steal the show this week, but if you didn't have views of the East River, never fear! On Thursday July 6, catch an extravagant light show just off historic Ellis Island. There are few things more American than watching fireworks surround the Statue of Liberty. God bless the land of the free!


Coney Island 

Firework Fridays

When: Every Friday from July 7 - Sept 1 @ 9:30 PM
Where: Coney Island Beach

Every Friday from now until August 25, Coney Island will be lighting up the skies! Sponsored by  the Coney Island Alliance, this spectacular show returns weekly at 9:30 PM -- a perfect way to cap off the work week. Or play hooky and spend the whole day at C.I. -- hit the rides, games, dining, & shops before settling in for the show! More information on this weekly event can be found here.