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July 4th Fireworks NYC: Where to catch the shows

There's no better place to see fireworks than in New York on July 4th. The famed Macy's July 4th Fireworks will return to the East River this year, but there are lots of other displays to help you celebrate Independence Day throughout the week.

Astoria/ Wards Island

Sponsored by the Central Astoria LDC, the Wards
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Sponsored by the Central Astoria LDC, the Wards Island Fireworks are best seen from Astoria Park. Luckily, there's a free party in the park to celebrate. They're also visible from the east side of Manhattan. More info: nycgovparks.org

June 30, 7:30 p.m.-30 p.m., Astoria Park Lawn.

Coney Island

Coney Island fireworks are held every Friday in
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Coney Island fireworks are held every Friday in the summer at 9:30 p.m. Spend a day at the beach, eat some hot dogs and then catch the show! More info: nycgovparks.org

July 3, 9:30 p.m., Coney Island Beach (between 10 & 12th Streets)

Co-Op City

Co-Op City gets its own fireworks show, sponsored
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Co-Op City gets its own fireworks show, sponsored by the Riverbay Fund, one day before the East River.

July 3, 7-9 p.m., Section 1 Greenway Co-Op City

Macy's

The ultimate fireworks show. Macy's and Mayor Bill
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The ultimate fireworks show. Macy's and Mayor Bill de Blasio moved the fireworks back to the East River after five years on the Hudson last year. The fireworks will be set off from Brooklyn Bridge and barges on East River at 9 p.m. and will be visible along the waterfront in Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Here are the: best places to watch!

July 4, 9 p.m.

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