July 1, 2022
New York City Police Department today announced street closures during the Macy's Annual Fireworks Display over the East River. The event will take place on Monday, July 4, 2022 beginning at about 9:25 p.m. and ending at 9:50 p.m. The Department reminds spectators that no large backpacks, large coolers, lawn chairs, lawn blankets, umbrellas or alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the viewing areas. All restricted items are subject to search and seizure.
Drivers are advised to use public transportation and avoid the following locations between 2 p.m. and 2 a.m.
MACY'S 4TH OF JULY ANNUAL FIREWORKS CELEBRATION
Manhattan/Brooklyn/Queens: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
East River Bridges Advisory
PUBLIC VIEWING – Manhattan
The public viewing sections in Manhattan will be the elevated portions of the FDR drive with the following entry points:
Note: Access blocks will close as viewing areas fill up and spectators will be redirected to additional open access blocks as appropriate.
Note: This year due to barge placement Brooklyn Bridge Park is not a viewing point
In addition to the fireworks, at approximately 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday evening, NYPD Aviation Unit helicopters will fly over the East River between the Brooklyn Bridge and the Ed Koch Bridge.
Beginning at 1 p.m., media parking for "Broadcast Vehicles Only" will be allowed to stage on the West side of Center Blvd between 50th -51st Aves. All trucks must be in the staging area by 1 p.m. An NYPD DCPI rep will then direct the trucks to park at a designated position for the show after security screening is complete. No other vehicles are permitted. Members of the media are reminded that NYC press credentials must be worn fully exposed at all times when the bearer is at or within police lines.