Four places to catch the fireworks in Brooklyn this Fourth of July

What better way to celebrate the anniversary of America’s independence than with some good, old-fashioned fun and fireworks?

The annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks spectacle will take place at the Brooklyn Barge in Greenpoint at 9:25 p.m. Can’t make it to Greenpoint? Don’t fret. Venture out to these venues to catch a glimpse of this tried-and-trued tradition, with an added Brooklyn flare.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade

NYC & Company/Myrna Suarez
NYC & Company/Myrna Suarez

Locals and tourists alike will agree that this is the perfect viewing location to watch the annual display. With stunning views of the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline, viewers will get a great view of the show. Be sure to get there early to grab a spot on one of the many benches to enjoy the show.

Fornino in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Photo courtesy of Fornino's Facebook
Photo courtesy of Fornino’s Facebook

What’s better than watching a stunning fireworks show with a spectacular view and a beer in your hand? Fornino’s rooftop bar makes out to be a perfect destination to enjoy the show. Located in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 6, customers can enjoy delicious coal-fired pizza, a bottomless buffet and the three-hour unlimited open bar to celebrate America’s birthday. Don’t forget to buy your ticket.

Brooklyn Barge

Photo courtesy of Brokelyn
Photo courtesy of Brokelyn

This is where the magic really happens. With stunning and unobstructed views of Manhattan, there is no better spot to view the show than here. The legendary show will be sure to light up the New York City skyline while viewers enjoy some BBQ, beer and spirits. Dance and listen to some tunes provided by a DJ, while watching the fireworks dance before your eyes. Tickets for the show start at $150 and seating will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Click here for more info.

Coney Island Fireworks Show


Don’t want to travel too far from home to see the Macy’s fireworks show? Not to worry. The annual fireworks show at Luna Park is a great way to end your evening at Coney Island. While you wait, laying out on the beach, riding the rides, or watching the always entertaining hot-dog eating contest take place is a great way to show some American pride. If you can’t make it out to Coney Island to see the display, there will be shows all through the weekend and more going on throughout the summer.

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