It’s almost time for New York City’s sky to sparkle and shine for the 41st time.
The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show will bring New Yorkers to the East River to watch the spectacle, featuring 60,000 shells timed to a musical score.
The 25-minute fireworks event is set to launch off of five barges situated between 24th and 41st streets (if you're looking at the East River from Manhattan) starting at 9:25 p.m.
We've compiled a list of some of the best places to soak in the famous display so that you can effectively “ooh” and “ahh" the night away and capture those Instagram-worthy shots of the dazzling lights the way the Founding Fathers intended you to.
Here’s where to park yourself to catch a view of this year’s fireworks.
One World Observatory
LIC Flea Night Market
Hornblower 4th of July cruises