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.
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
Millions of people crowded the streets of New York City Thursday to watch the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the biggest event in the city since Superstorm Sandy caused significant damage in the region.
Helium balloons took over the streets of New York, and this is how people shared their views on Twitter:
#MacysParade via @todayshow
Santa Claus makes his first appearance of the year at Macy’s magical parade studio. Via Today Show.
‘Elf on a shelf arrives. #macysparade #whyimthankful via @todayshow‘
To infinity… and beyond! #macysparade #buzzlightyear. Via @tuckerbaileyco
Ahoy there, Sailor Mickey! #macysparade. Via @NadiaNeophytou
Spiderman swinging through the sky as we report live from the streets! Via @1010WINSNewYork
Spongebob! Perfect day for a parade. Via @JenMaxfield7
Kung Fu Panda. #NYC #macysparade via @johndeguzman
Kermit arrives at 34th street. #macysparade via @todayshow
Hello Kitty balloon kicks off the #macysparade! Via @peoplemag
#MacysParade via @todayshow
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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returns this Thursday with a set of new balloons and floats, kicking off the holiday season.
The old route used to march down Seventh Ave. in Midtown for years but this year the route has changed for the 86th annual parade, bringing the balloons down to Sixth Ave. to the parade’s end point in front of the famous Macy’s Herald Square location. Macy’s officials believe that Sixth Ave. is the safest route for the World-Famous Macy’s Parade.
Approximately 3.5 million spectators are believed will enjoy the parade, and this will make roads in Midtown and the Upper West Side impassable until early afternoon Thursday.
The balloons started being inflated Thursday. Today Show shows us one of them here:
56 balloons are being inflated starting Wednesday, and that means those shutdowns will being Wednesday early in the morning, police said.
The inflation event is open to the public form 3PM to 10PM on Wednesday and visitors can visit the staging area at West 79th St. and Columbus Circle.
On Thursday, the parade begins at 9AM on West 77th Street and Central Park West, making its way south to Columbus Circle. Once there, the parade will go east along 59th Street to Sixth Ave. where it will continue all the way to West 34th Street before turning west to end in front of the famous Macy’s Store.
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Noe I. for Windows of the World.
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
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.
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.
A Wednesday afternoon fire at Macy’s in Herald Square prompted an evacuation of the iconic store.
The blaze started at around 3:15 p.m. in the basement of the flagship store, which was emptied for more than 2 hours, CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis reported.
“The fire alarm went off and they told us to ignore it and then it went off again and they told us to get out,” one shopper told WCBS 880′s Peter Haskell.
The smell of smoke on the 34th Street side of the store convinced a lot of people it was time to go. When people started rushing out, one store employee said he was surprised.
“It was a one-day sale, they’d go down in the fire before they miss that,” he joked to Haskell.
The fire was confined to an area already closed to customers and which was undergoing renovations. Phil Iannarone, shopping on the 9th floor, said he had to drop everything and take the stairs.
“We started on the 9th floor and we just made our way down — hundreds of people on the stairs,” he told Dennis.
Read the full story on CBS New York.
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.