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

If you're looking to enjoy Independence Day fanfare
If you're looking to enjoy Independence Day fanfare beyond Macy's 4th of July fireworks, One World Observatory's 360-degree view will do the trick. The 1,776-foot high observation deck is hosting a Fourth of July celebration, including a two-hour open bar, complimentary bites and prime views of the East River fireworks as well as other fireworks displays in the NYC area beginning at 9 p.m. General admission tickets are available for $250 and VIP packages are offered at $325, that include an access to an additional party. (285 Fulton St., Manhattan, 8 to 10 p.m., oneworldobservatory.com) (Credit: One World Observatory)

LIC Flea Night Market

LIC Flea Night Market is hosting another free
LIC Flea Night Market is hosting another free July 4 party to take advantage of the perfect waterfront views of the fireworks. Watch the colorful ka-booms, eat food and grab a drink at the night market's beer garden serving pints from local breweries. The party starts well ahead of the fireworks show though, running from 2 to 11:30 p.m. (5-25 46th Ave., licflea.com) (Credit: LIC Flea)

Hornblower 4th of July cruises

If you want to avoid the crowds and
If you want to avoid the crowds and get an unobstructed view of Macy's finest pyrotechnics, splurge on a Hornblower Cruise. Multiple cruise options are available at different price points, from an open bar and buffet cruise for $300 to an all-out, six-course dinner cruise for $600. For more information, visit hornblowernewyork.com (Credit: Getty Images / Michael Loccisano)

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Williamsburg Bridge pedestrian path

While it isn't the most glamorous venue, the
While it isn't the most glamorous venue, the Williamsburg Bridge is right in the middle of the fireworks action. Make sure to avoid the bike lane of the bridge -- the walking lane is separate -- and you'll be able to get a clear view of the display. (Credit: Getty Images )

FDR Drive

FDR Drive's curve along the east side of
FDR Drive's curve along the east side of Manhattan will give New Yorkers an ideal view of the nation's largest Independence Day fireworks display. Spectators can grab a spot to the elevated portion of the FDR from 34th Street or between 16th Street and Avenue C. (Credit: Getty Images / Spencer Platt)