Best places to see the July 4th 2022 fireworks in New York

It’s going to be a blast.

Macy’s annual Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza will light up the Big Apple tomorrow — but not all viewpoints are created equal.

The dazzling 25-minute display of 48,000 shells will set off from five barges in the East River at 9:25 p.m. Monday.

Here are the eight best free spots to explore the pyrotechnic magic of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Marsha P. Johnson State Park

Formerly known as East River State Park, this 11-acre Williamsburg park stretches along the East River near North 7th Street. Catch a glimpse of the Williamsburg Bridge and Midtown Manhattan as the fireworks fly.

90 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn

East River Esplanade

Esplanade at 36th Street in Murray Hill
The 5 Minute Fireworks at the East River Esplanade on 36th Street in Murray Hill.
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Located across from Hunter’s Point, Queens, this elevated waterfront vantage point offers an awe-inspiring vantage point for fireworks displays unmatched in Manhattan.

FDR Drive between East 36th and East 41st Streets, Murray Hill

Sutton Place Park

Sutton Place Park and River View, New York City.
Sutton Place Park may be small but offers a great view for celebratory fireworks.
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Watch fireworks over Roosevelt Island and Long Island City with great views, including the Queensboro Bridge, from this small park.

Enter Sutton Place between East 56th and East 57th Streets

Bushwick Inlet Park

Bushwick Inlet Park is a great place for families and friends to celebrate the holiday.
People enjoy the weather at Bushwick Inlet Park, Brooklyn.
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This waterfront green space in Williamsburg stretches along the East River between North 9th and 12th Streets, with many bars and restaurants nearby.

Merge onto Kent Avenue between North Ninth and North 12th Streets, Williamsburg

Stuyvesant Bay Park

Stuyvesant Bay Park
Stuyvesant Cove Park offers park visitors a view of the Fourth of July fireworks show.
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This 5-acre park offers stunning views of Queens and Brooklyn lit up by fireworks. It offers unobstructed views just a few blocks south of all the action.

24-20 FDR Drive Service Road East between 18th and 23rd Streets, Gramercy Park

Gantry Plaza State Park

Gantry Plaza State Park, Long Island City
Families looking for fireworks can stop by Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City.
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This 12-acre “oasis on the river” in Queens offers spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State Building, according to the city.

4-09 47th Street, Long Island City, Queens

station park

Transmitter Park, Greenpoint
Sender Park is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
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This piece of land in Greenpoint has an open lawn, seating – and a boardwalk with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline. Get there early and head out onto the piers for the best views.

End of Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint

Andrew Haswell Green Park

Andrew Haswell Green Park
The waterfront view at Andrew Haswell Green Park offers great access to the fireworks.
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This East Side waterfront corner with a gazebo offers a view of the fireworks soaring over the Queensboro Bridge.

East 60th Street and FDR Drive, Midtown East Best places to see the July 4th 2022 fireworks in New York


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