2015 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks: Best Spots To Watch From, Street Closings, Entry Points

2015 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks: Best Spots To Watch From, Street Closings, Entry Points

Macy’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2015 takes place this Saturday night and as always, thousands are expected to line up along the East River to watch.

If you plan to head down to watch the event, here is everything you need to know, including the best spots to watch, entry points and street closings for the night.

The show starts at 9 P.M. (EST), but due to the large crowds expected experts suggest to be there by 5 P.M. (EST) if you want a good place to watch from.

There will be a 25 minute fireworks display synchronized to a variety of music, along with live performances from  Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Flo Rida, Brad Paisley, Ed Sheeran, and Meghan Trainor.

Show Location:This years show will take place from several locations: A double barge just south of Brooklyn Bridge, along with four additional barges between East 23rd and East 42nd Streets.

The additional barges will allow good viewing points from Brooklyn, Long Island City and Midtown East.

Best Spots To Watch: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and along the east side of Lower Manhattan.

Those watching from Manhattan can watch from elevated sections of the FDR Drive.

Entry Points: Places to enter to watch the show (entry points will close as places fill up):

From Houston To Midtown: Houston Street, 23rd Street, 34th Street,42nd Street

From Lower Manhattan: Broad Street ground level, Old Slip upper level, Pearl & Frankfort

Street Closings: The following streets will be closed from 3:30 P.M. (EST) – 11:59 P.M. (EST) on Saturday, July 4, for the show”

Manhattan:

FDR Drive between Brooklyn Battery Underpass and East 63rd Street
South Street between Whitehall Street and Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place
FDR Driver Service Roads between Cherry Street and 63rd Street
Water Street between Whitehall Street and Fulton Street
Pearl Street between Fulton Street and Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place
Whitehall Street between Water Street and South Street
Broad Street between Water Street and South Street
Old Slip between Water Street and South Street
Robert F. Wagner Sr. Place between Pearl Street and South Street
Cherry Street between Jackson Street and FDR Drive
Delancey Street between Lewis Street and FDR Drive
East Houston Street between Baruch Place and FDR Drive
East 6th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
East 10th Street between Avenue D and FDR Drive
Avenue C between East 16th Street and East 20th Street
East 20th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
East 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
East 26th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
East 30th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C
East 33rd Street between 1st Avenue and 3rd Avenue
East 34th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
East 37th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
East 38th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
East 41st Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
East 42nd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
East 48th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
East 49th Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive
East 53rd Street between 1st Avenue and FDR Drive

Brooklyn Locations:

Area bounded by Atlantic Avenue on the South; Old Fulton Street on the North;
Hicks Street on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
Old Fulton Street between Hicks Street and Prospect Street
Cadman Plaza West between Prospect Street and Tillary Street
Front Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street
Water Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street

Queens Locations:

Area bounded by 44th Drive on the North; Borden Avenue on the South;
Vernon Boulevard on the East; East River on the West (All Inclusive)
Center Boulevard between Borden Avenue and 54th Avenue
2nd Street between Borden Avenue and Newtown Creek / Dead End
Vernon Boulevard between 54th Avenue and Newtown Creek / Dead End
54th Avenue between Center Boulevard and Vernon Boulevard

Are you going to the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular?  Tell us if you plan to go and what you most want to see.

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