Queens residents will once again get the best view for the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks as the display is headed back to the East River this year.
Last year, the fireworks show included more than 45,000 pyrotechnic shells during a 25-minute synchronized display and artist Meghan Trainor visited Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City to perform songs during a live broadcast.
Similar to last year’s schedule, a live broadcast will start at 8 p.m. on NBC, where artists will perform along the waterfront. A spokesperson for Macy’s said the performers will be announced in the next two weeks. The fireworks will begin around 9:20 p.m.
According to the 108th precinct, there will be no parking from 44th Drive to 54th Avenue from July 3 at 10 p.m. to July 4 at 11 p.m. This “frozen zone” includes all side streets as well. All vehicles parked at that time will be towed and you can call the 108th Precinct at 718-784-5411 with any questions.
During the display, a musical score will be played that includes contributions from opera singer Jamie Burton, country singer Craig Campbell, Tony and Grammy-Award winner Heather Headley, the USO Show Troupe and members of the West Point Band.