The Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Curated By Usher, With Performances By Mariah Carey & Tim McGraw

The 37th Annual Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular curated by Usher, with performances by Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez.

The show starts at 8pm EST and will first have the artists performances and after that, the greatest fireworks display in America. More that 40,000 fireworks will light up the sky, synchronized to a 25-minute, hand-picked score. You won’t want to miss this.

The fireworks show can be seen from any are with an unobstructed view of the sky above the Hudson River. There are four badges  positioned in the Hudson River between 24th street and 42nd street. For the best spots, head to the 12th avenue below 59th street at the following access points along  11th avenue.

Access points:

24th Street    26th Street    27th Street

29th Street    33rd Street    34th Street

40th Street    42nd Street    44th Street

50th Street    52nd Street    54th Street

56th Street    57th Street

Macy’s says you won’t want to miss the lights show during the last 5 minutes of the fireworks finale if you’re near the Empire State Building.

Parking will not be available in the area, so it is recommended to leave your cars at home. NYC transit will run increased Subway service before, and after the fireworks. Bus service near the fireworks will be rerouted, with extra trips available after the event.

Use public transportation and buy round-trip fare with MetroCard to avoid long lines after the fireworks. visit mta.info to plan your trip.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

 

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IGNITE THE NIGHT is TONIGHT! See The Fireworks Live on the Hudson River in NYC or on NBC

You’re invited to IGNITE THE NIGHT, at America’s biggest firworks display! Don’t miss this year’s show live on the Hudson River in New York City or on NBC, Tonight 9PM EST.

The 36th annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks returns on the west side with an awe-inspiring display of patriotic firepower. This year’s extravaganza, “Ignite The Night” will feature more than 40,000 fireworks expertly synchronized to a dynamic 25-minute score that includes a mix of beloved standards and the hottest pop favorites that America voted for!

Exciting performances by

Katy Perry

Global superstar whose two albums have generated a string of #1 hit singles and multi-platinum sales during the past four years. The special edition Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection, available now, features 3 new songs including “Part of Me,” her 7th Hot 100 #1, and “Wide Awake,” written for her forthcoming 3D film, Katy Perry: Part Of Me, in theaters July 5th.

 

 

 

Kenny Chesney

One of country music’s biggest stars, Kenny Chesney has produced more than 30 top ten singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. With his unique blend of confidence and vulnerability, this award-winning singer is sure to wow at this year’s Fireworks show. Chesney’s latest album, “Welcome to the Fishbowl,” drops June 19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABC News; Top Ten Cities for Fireworks

New York City: This Fourth of July, the retail giant Macy’s will dazzle New Yorkers with a show titled “Ignite the Night.” The soundtrack will be a blend of patriotism and pop: Kenny Chesney and Katy Perry will perform in sync with the fireworks, which will launch from four barges on the Hudson River. (Steve Kelley/Getty Images)

 

Philadelphia: The Benjamin Franklin Parkway is the annual host of what the city calls America’s “Largest Free Concert.” The Party on the Parkway attracts 500,000 people culminates in performances by big names, with this year’s lineup including Queen Latifah, Common and Joe Jonas. After the music dies down, the party picks up with a 15-minute firework display that costs the city more than $2.1 million.(Travelif/Getty Images)

 

Washington D.C. : In perhaps the most patriotic location in which to celebrate the holiday, a medley of colorful explosions engulfs the Washington Monument as fireworks launch from the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Make sure to arrive early — the roughly 500,000 spectators begin crowding up space in America’s backyard by the afternoon. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

 

Boston: The birthplace of the Revolution celebrates American Independence with the “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular.” A concert by the Boston Pops Orchestra, with special guest Grammy-winning Jennifer Hudson, will provide the soundtrack for about half a million spectators as fireworks light up the sky above the Charles River. (Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

 

San Francisco: Pier 39 provides panoramic views of San Francisco Bay, the backdrop for the city’s 21-minute Fisherman’s Wharf Fireworks Extravaganza, which typically attracts about 600,000 attendees. (Robert Houser/Getty Images)

 

Lake Tahoe Fireworks: The 5,000 bursts of color in “Lights on the Lake” are doubly impressive because the streaks of light reflect off the surface of Lake Tahoe. This 23-minute show attracts about 100,000 each year. (Keri Oberly/Getty Images)

 

Atlantic City: Claiming roughly 200,000 annual attendees, this show is among the nation’s longest. A 22-minute display soars above the marina, followed by a 24-minute show over the city’s famous boardwalk. (Steve Maciejewski)

 

Chicago: Budget cuts have concentrated the Windy City’s Fourth of July celebrations at a single place: the historic Navy Pier, which juts out onto lake Michigan and provides impressive views of the Chicago skyline. (Getty Images)

 

Addison, Texas: This boom town’s fireworks display is aptly titled “Kaboom Town!” The Dallas suburb’s famous 30-minute show may off the beaten path, but it gets consistently high marks from the American Pyrotechnics Association. About half a million people from the region spill into the town of 15,000 to experience the musically choreographed display, which follows an air show. (Flickr/thom82)

 

New Orleans Louisiana : The 236th anniversary of American independence is also Louisiana’s bicentennial as a U.S. state. This year’s “Go Fourth on the River” festival will finish with fireworks launched from two barges anchored in the Mississippi River that can be enjoyed from land or steamboat.  (Don Klumpp/Getty Images)

Photos: Queen Elisabeth II Jubilee

Left to right, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Price Harry wave to the crowds from Buckingham Palace Tuesday, June 5 in London. The royal family waved to well-wishers from the balcony, capping off four days of celebrations in honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubillee.

The Red Arrows fly over fly in formation over Buckingham Palace and huge crowds on the Mall to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in London on Tuesday.

The crowd is escorted down The Mall during the Diamond Jubilee carriage procession following the service of thanksgiving at St.Paul’s Cathedral on the Mall, Tuesday in London.

Queen Elizabeth II travels by carriage to Buckingham Palace with Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales after a lunch at Westminster Hall on Tuesday, in London. For only the second time in its history the UK celebrates the Diamond Jubilee of a monarch.

Britain’s Prince Andrew, Prince Charles, Prince William, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry are pictured on the steps of St. Paul’s Cathedral after a thanksgiving service to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, in central London, Tuesday. Four days of nationwide celebrations during which millions of people have turned out to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee conclude on Tuesday with a church service and carriage procession through central London.

Crowds gather in The Mall as they watch the Diamond Jubilee Concert on Monday in London, England.

Fireworks illuminate Buckingham Palace during the Diamond Jubilee Concert in London, on Monday. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II made a regal appearance at a star-studded diamond jubilee concert without her husband, Prince Philip, at her side after he was hospitalized hours earlier.

Macy’s Confirms 4th Fireworks Will Be On The Hudson Again

This year, Macy’s Fireworks will take place on the Hudson River with barges positioned between 18th and 48th Streets providing 2 miles of public viewing space. While the show will be on the Hudson River this year, Macy’s Fireworks will continue to take place in and around all of New York City’s waterways, and will not be a permanent fixture in any one location. Exclusively limiting the show to any particular area would greatly hinder the creative freedom that has made it the nation’s best and largest Independence Day display.