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There are several fireworks shows through the summer in NYC. Credit: Akil Mazumder

New York City’s famous Fourth of July fireworks show is heading west to the Hudson River. That sucks for Queens residents and residents of Manhattan’s east side, but never fear: There are plenty of fireworks happening on other days, likely closer to you.


Fort Totten Park, June 26 at 9:15 p.m.

Astoria Park, June 27 at 9:15 p.m.

Citi Field after select games:

  • June 28, 7:10 p.m.
  • July 26, 7:10 p.m.
  • Aug. 16, 7:10 p.m.


Fort Hamilton, June 28 at 4:30 p.m. Register here.

Coney Island, July 4 at 9 p.m. 

Coney Island also features Friday Night Fireworks, which are held at Coney Island beach at West 16th Street from June 21 to Aug. 30 at 8 p.m.

The Bronx:

Orchard Beach, June 27 at 9 p.m.

Yankee Stadium, July 3, after the Yankees game starting at 7:05 p.m.

Staten Island

Midland Beach Plaza, Father Capodanno Boulevard and Seaview Avenue, July 3 after a 7 p.m. concert.

Staten Island University Hospital Community Park, July 4, after the FerryHawks game starting at 5:30 p.m.

Jones Beach

Jones Beach State Park, July 4, 9:30 p.m.

After all these options, do you still want to see the Macy’s fireworks display? More tickets will be released for the show on Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. Even if you don’t have a ticket, you can line up along the West Side Highway to get a glimpse. 

S. Mitra Kalita is a veteran journalist, media executive, prolific commentator and author of two books. In 2020 she launched Epicenter-NYC, a newsletter to help New Yorkers get through the pandemic. Mitra...

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