Sky full of stars: the 47th year

The nation’s largest Independence Day party will fill the night sky with amazing sparkles when the 47thhe Macy’s 4th Annualhe july fireworks® End Independence Day with an explosive celebration! On Tuesday, July 4he At approximately 9:25 pm, Macy’s will kick off its signature firework salute to America, featuring an array of dazzling projectiles and effects that will wow viewers live in New York City and on television from sea to sea of ​​glitter. This year’s spree will launch 60,000 projectiles and effects from five barges located between E. 26he and E40he Streets along the East River with prime views from three New York City boroughs.

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Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, a two-hour entertainment special airing live on NBC and Peacock, Tuesday, July 4, 2023 from 8 pm to 10 pm ET/PT, 7 pm to 9 pm CT/MT . Macy’s 4th of July fireworks will launch from the East River approx. 9:25 p.m. Eastern time. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“This year’s Macy’s Fireworks Celebration is going to be spectacular,” said Will Coss, executive producer of Macy’s 4he July fireworks. “Millions of spectators gather each year to witness the spectacular performance along the East River and we are ready to deliver a jaw-dropping, high-flying fireworks extravaganza that will fill the night sky with color, light, shape and thunderous sound. Set to a score of American classics, this year’s celebration will honor the pioneers who have shaped our past, present and future.”

An annual New York City tradition since 1976, Macy’s 4he of July Fireworks continues to dazzle millions of viewers across the country with a spectacular experience that is sure to delight the senses. the 47he The Macy’s Fireworks Edition is conceived, designed and produced by Macy’s with Pyro Spectaculars by Souza. The 25-minute extravaganza is timed to a spectacular musical score and will feature an abundance of shells and numerous effects in 30 colors and shapes.

New effects that will captivate revelers include a mile-wide fluttering flag created by a combination of red, white and blue palms and strobing shells, a sunflower ring with crackling pistil shells, red stop sign effects and a new pyrotechnic ghost that changes color. to another in an on/off design with four different tones.

This year’s pyrotechnic design will feature the most dynamic collection of animated projectiles ever released during Macy’s annual extravaganza. Dancing, swirling, pulsing and sweeping across the horizon, the show will fire an average of 2,400 projectiles and effects per minute. With a total of 60,000 projectiles displaying multiple effects, the resulting pyrotechnic firepower will stretch a mile across the East River in a multi-layered display, reaching dramatic heights of 1,000 feet to the water’s edge.

America’s musical legacy

Every year, the public is delighted with a symphony of colors and shapes in the sky that create a patriotic salute to the United States. The plane of the high-flying showcase is the musical score with which the show is synchronized. This year’s score will feature American classics that pay homage to our nation’s musical pioneers. Curated by Ray Chew, famed music director and master of some of the country’s most popular entertainment shows, sheet music selections will include “The Star Bangled Banner,” “America the Beautiful,” “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and a special presentation of an original work titled “Sea to Shining Sea,” written and performed by The United States Army Field Band rap duo Nico & Lamar with Ray Chew.

No Macy’s fireworks display would be complete without an inspiring tribute to light and each show’s signature moment, Macy’s Golden Mile. Shown to “The Best” by the legendary Tina Turner, thousands of golden shells will create a spectacular cascading effect that will stretch for more than a mile through the East River.

The best views

July 4he, Macy’s fireworks can be viewed from any area with a clear view of the skyline over the East River in Midtown or from the comfort of home. Official viewing locations, supervised and managed by the NYPD, will be announced at a future date for portions of the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens waterfronts. Viewers are encouraged to check for updates including entry and security details, marine viewing and more.

Watch or stream the show

Viewers from coast to coast will get a front-row view of the enchanting exhibit when they tune in to NBC’s national broadcast of Macy’s 4he july fireworks (8-10 pm ET/PT, 7-9 pm CT/MT, check local listings or stream the show live on Peacock®). The nation’s number one Independence Day special will also feature performances by some of music’s biggest talent.

Special thanks

Macy’s dazzling extravaganza is produced in collaboration with New York City. Viewers joining the festivities live in New York City can enjoy the full Macy’s Fireworks experience by tuning in to radio station 1010 WINS (via 1010WINS on 92.3-FM, 1010 WINS-AM, or 1010 WINS in the AUDACY app available on smartphones and with internet connection). devices) to listen to the musical score with which the show is choreographed.

Behind the big sparks

Fireworks fans can get a taste of the magic behind the show by enjoying a special behind-the-scenes episode of macy’s live. Before the big day, the Macy’s Fireworks Team will showcase the inner workings of the fireworks celebration. Visit for programming hours.

For more information on the 47he Macy’s 4th Annualhe For July fireworks, visit Plus, follow and join in the excitement on various social platforms via @macys and #MacysFireworks.


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