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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in New York City in 2020

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Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks in New York City in 2020

Mayor de Blasio has announced that the beloved annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show will go on this summer! In its 43rd year, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show will celebrate “the strength of the American Spirit in New York City and across the country.”

This year, the fireworks will look a little bit different than usual. To reduce crowding, the fireworks will go off in 5-minute professional displays at unannounced locations throughout the five boroughs. Each fireworks display will maintain the traditional scale and design of Macy’s Fireworks. The displays begin Monday, June 29th, and continue on select evenings through Saturday, July 4th. Though the timing is also unannounced, the displays will take place “at appropriate times after dark.”

The shows will reach 1,000 feet or higher, and include both land and water-based locations, so millions of New Yorkers will be able to admire the spectacular views from wherever they may be.

You and your family also have the option of watching the entire scope of the week’s fireworks displays on NBC-TV’s 2-hour entertainment special, which will air from 8 – 10 pm on Saturday, July 4. It is also possible to stream NBC online.

The 2-hour entertainment broadcast will include stars like the nation’s first National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, The Black-Eyed Peas, John Legend and Tim McGraw. Macy’s has also announced that this year’s fireworks score will include the viral sensation, Mayo Clinic surgeon Dr. Elvis, West Point’s male lead vocalist, Staff Sargeant Jeremy Gaynor, and the Young People’s Chorus of NYC in musical programming that will salute our nation’s frontline workers.

For more things to do with your family during Summer 2020, check out 15 Ways for Families to Enjoy Summer 2020 in New York City!