The Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks are over the Hudson River (again) tomorrow night and here are the details on how to watch the pyrotechnics shoot up 1,000 feet into the sky.
The fireworks—curated by Usher—will begin approximately at 9:25 p.m. The prime public viewing will be on the West Side of Manhattan between 14th and 59th Street, and if you're braving the crowds and heat, you can hear the music if you tune into 1010 WINS AM or Z-100 FM. Also, the last five minutes of the show will be celebrated on the Empire State Building, with a LED light show set to the fireworks' music and choreography. Or you could head to one of these places to check out the smiley face fireworks.
Here's what Macy's says:
The following details the viewable areas for the 37th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks:
West Side Highway between 14th and 59th Streets
Selected side streets between 11th and 12th Avenues
PIER 84 (limited access from 44th Street)
Spectators can access the viewing locations at these points along 11th Avenue:
56th- 57th Streets
NYPD requests that spectators refrain from bringing lawn chairs, blankets, backpacks/containers or other large bags. NYPD will conduct screenings of spectators for security purposes.
Access blocks will close as viewing areas fill up. Spectators will be re-directed to open access blocks as appropriate. All access points TBD by NYPD and are subject to change up until the day of the event.
Viewing for people with disabilities will be available at Dewitt Clinton Park located on West 52nd Street and 11th Avenue.
VEHICULAR TRAFFIC DETOURS
Street closures will begin at approximately 2 p.m.
West Side Highway
Vehicular traffic closed from 59th Street to 22nd Street on 12th Avenue
All North-bound traffic to be diverted at 22nd Street to 11th Avenue
All South-bound traffic to be diverted at 10th Avenue above 59th Street
THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE NOT VIEWING LOCATIONS FOR THE 2013 MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Battery Park City
All Hudson River Piers from Christopher Street to Pier 84 (except limited access at Pier 84)
Hudson River Parks Promenade and Bike Path between W. Houston and 59th Street
The best way to attend the show is by public transportation via the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Due to the expected high volume of traffic, revelers are urged to leave their cars at home. Parking is not available in the viewing areas. Macy’s recommends a round trip fare with a Metrocard™ purchased in advance. Additional buses, subways and MTA trains will be available to and from the event. Attendees should check for exact times. For additional information please contact the MTA at 511 for automated travel information 24/7, agents are also available daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Transit Hotline (718) 330-1234, online help is available by visiting www.mta.info to plan your trip with “Trip Planner.”
The following buses, subways and commuter trains will transport viewers to and from the Macy’s Fireworks:
BUS ROUTES (Running on Saturday Schedules)
M11 - via Tenth Avenue
M10 - via Central Park West to 59th Street
M20 - via Eighth Avenue
M11 - via Ninth Avenue
M20 - via Seventh Avenue
M14, M23, M31, M34, M42 & M57
SUBWAY ROUTES (Running on Saturday Schedules)
A, C, E, L to 14th Street & 8th Avenue
C, E to 23rd Street & 8th Avenue
A, C, E to 34th Street & 8th Avenue
A, C, E to 42nd Street & 8th Avenue
1, 2, 3, N, R, Q, S, 7 to 42nd Street - Times Square
C, E to 50th Street & 8th Avenue
From New Jersey to 34th Street
From Long Island and New Jersey to Penn Station
From Connecticut, Westchester, Duchess and Putnam Counties to Grand Central Station