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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on the Hudson River

For the first time in 11 years, Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, the largest fireworks display in the nation, returns to the Hudson River. Hudson River Park has been working closely with Macy’s, the City of New York, the New York Police Department and other local agencies to ensure a safe viewing for everyone. The NYPD will have closures in and around the Park, and we appreciate all that they, and the City, have done to safely host viewing.

Read on for more information about viewing points, what you can bring, safety information and more. For even more details and the latest information, please visit the City’s information page at nycjuly4.com.

Timeline for Park Closures

As directed by the NYPD, there will be significant closures in and around the Park to support safe viewing for the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks.

Thursday, July 4

6:00 AM–3:00 PM: Esplanade, dog parks, playgrounds and businesses generally open. Public piers and areas between Pier 62 and Pier 64 closed. Gansevoort Peninsula, including the Dog Park, will be closed all day on July 4 to accommodate FDNY Marine 1 Operations.

3:00 PM–4:00 PM: Park closes between Houston St (Pier 40) and W 54 St, including Chelsea Waterside & 14th Street. All dog parks, courts and playgrounds close. Limited access for Park businesses.

4:00 PM–1:00 AM: Ticketed Access only to Viewing Zones and businesses.

Friday, July 5

6:00 AM: Park opens as normal. Limited closures in area between Pier 62 and Pier 64 until 1PM.

To learn more about the fireworks and how to view, please visit nycjuly4.com.

Timeline for Access and Viewing

Entry begins at 6:00 PM

Show begins at 9:25 PM

Tickets for Viewing on Piers 45 and 84

The City of New York is offering 10,000 free tickets for the general public to enjoy a front-row view of the fireworks from Hudson River Park’s Pier 45 and Pier 84. Learn more and secure tickets here. Tickets went live on Wednesday, June 26 at 10:00 AM and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis — tickets will be released in batches, so check back regularly to see if more tickets have been released.

Each individual is limited to two tickets, and your guest’s name is required at registration. For those who do not receive tickets, the fireworks will be visible all along the West Side, with general public viewing available along the West Side Highway — keep reading for more information.

Official Viewing Points

The fireworks display will be launched from barges along the Hudson River from approximately West 14th Street to West 34th Street in Manhattan.

Public viewing managed by NYPD will have entry points at the following locations (no tickets required):

  • Christopher Street and Washington Street
  • West 11th Street and Washington Street
  • West 12th Street and Washington Street
  • West 29th Street and 11th Avenue
  • West 40th Street and 11th Avenue

ADA Accessible Access Points (no tickets needed):

  • Christopher Street and Washington Street
  • West 41st Street and 11th Avenue

For additional information on public viewing and access, please visit nycjuly4.com.

Emergency Medical Services

Please note: emergency medical service units will be deployed throughout all public viewing areas designated by local authorities.

Getting There – NYC

Call the MTA at 511 for automated travel information 24/7.  Agents are available in stations 6:00 AM — 10:00 PM daily.  Visit www.mta.info to play your trip with TripPlanner.

NYC Transit: Subway service will be increased before and after the Fireworks display.

Bus Service: Transportation near the Fireworks will be rerouted, with extra trips available after the event.

Public Parking: Spots will not be available near access points.  Public transportation is highly recommended.

Additional Details

There will be water stations available. Please bring a clear, re-usable water bottle to fill up!

Prohibited Items

  • Alcohol
  • Backpacks
  • Drones
  • Duffel Bags
  • E-Cigarettes
  • Glass Containers
  • Hover Cameras
  • Illegal Substances
  • Large Bags
  • Large/Hard-Sided Coolers
  • Large Packages
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Motorized Scooter or Vehicles
  • Picnic Blankets
  • Smoking
  • Skateboards
  • Tents
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons