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Fourth of July fireworks near NYC: Go beyond the Macy's display

If you love fireworks but hate the idea of setting up camp along the East River hours before the Macy's Fourth of July display, then you’re in luck.

The places below are throwing their own fireworks extravaganzas in and around New York City.

So enjoy your afternoon and then head on over to these fireworks displays nearby.

Coney Island

If you want to stay in Brooklyn but
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If you want to stay in Brooklyn but also want to avoid the massive crowd along the East River, head to Coney Island. The Alliance for Coney Island will host a free Fourth of July fireworks display starting at around 9:30 p.m. If you want to make a whole day of it, check out the Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in the afternoon. For more information on the fireworks display, head to coneyislandfunguide.com/events.

Central Astoria LDC 2016 Independence Celebration

Something about fireworks seems to match perfectly with
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Something about fireworks seems to match perfectly with orchestral performances. For this Independence Day celebration, the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition will be putting on a fireworks display after a performance from the Queens Symphony Orchestra on June 30 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit nycgovparks.org.

Staten Island

Enjoy a free concert from the Staten Island
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Enjoy a free concert from the Staten Island Philharmonic before the skies light up with brilliant fireworks this Fourth of July. The event is being held from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Alice Austen House on Hylan Boulevard. For more information, head to aliceausten.org/events.

Staten Island Yankees

Catch a Staten Island Yankees game followed by
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Catch a Staten Island Yankees game followed by special Fourth of July fireworks. The Richmond County Bank Ballpark puts on a fireworks display after most home games during the summer. For more information, visit milb.com.

Jersey City Freedom and Fireworks Festival

Although this is not technically in New York
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Although this is not technically in New York City, Jersey City's Fourth of July fireworks display at Liberty State Park can be enjoyed from across the Hudson River on the Lower West Side. Fireworks start after dark, according to the event's website. For more information, head to freedomandfireworks.com.

Yonkers

If you live in the Bronx and don't
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If you live in the Bronx and don't want to make the trek to Manhattan to catch the Macy's fireworks, then head to Yonkers for the city's Fourth of July celebration along the Hudson River. Not only will there be fireworks on the waterfront, but the city will be setting up three stages of music in and around Van der Donck Park. For more information, head to yonkersny.gov/play/fourth-of-july-celebration-fireworks/music-events.

Citi Field on July 2

Is there anything more American than catching a
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Is there anything more American than catching a ball game and fireworks on Fourth of July weekend? Though not technically on July 4, Mets fans who head to Citi Field on Saturday, July 2 will be dazzled by a fireworks display following the game. Those in the area near the stadium will also be able to enjoy the fireworks from afar. For more information, head to newyork.mets.mlb.com/schedule.

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