Pulling Up the Shades on Brooklyn: Where to Watch the 2014 Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks in NYC
It’s been five years since the storied 4th of July Macy’s fireworks show could be seen from Brooklyn and Queens. The original home of the classic American pyrotechnics tradition was on the East River. Five years ago, the show was moved to the Hudson River to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s explorative adventures. Since then, residents of Brooklyn and Queens have been visually out of reach of the celebration. But now, Brooklyn’s Fourth of July blackout is ending and the show will be returning to the East River.
The movement of the show will create an experience better suited for the enjoyment of all New York City. Thousands of pyrotechnics will be set off from barges set up down the river and atop the Brooklyn Bridge. These blasts will ascend from the river center stage, essentially turning New York City into one of the largest stadiums that mankind has ever known.
With millions of expected viewers, the spectacle will have the allure of being shared and enjoyed equally amongst one of the grandest and most coveted metropolitan families in the world. So for those who are considering spending America’s birthday in what has been described as the heart of this great nation, this year will be an ideal time to join the party.
In regards to where and when to join this party, there are some insider tips as well as the opportunity to be among the first to discover secret prime viewing spots. Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Brooklyn Bridge Park will be among the best and most accessed vantage points. Also, there will be private access to pre fireworks performances by Lionel Richie, Hunter Hayes, Ariana Grande, Idina Menzel and more. For those who do not have tickets to the show, or who don’t want to squeeze into the major access points, there is the alluring challenge of discovering a new place to enjoy the show. The fresh location offers the possibility of untouched, prime seats to the show. So start a trend, or join one. If you’re in Brooklyn or New York City, check out East River center stage for the 4th of July Macy’s Fireworks.
Want to make a night of it? Stay at NU Hotel for the 4th and be walking distance from the spectacular fireworks show.