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There are several fireworks shows through the summer in ż. Credit:

ż’s famous Fourth of July fireworks show is heading west to the Hudson River. That sucks for Queens residents and residents of Manhattan’s east side, but never fear: There are plenty of fireworks happening on other days, likely closer to you.


Fort Totten Park, June 26 at 9:15 p.m.

Astoria Park, June 27 at 9:15 p.m.

Citi Field after select games:

  • June 28, 7:10 p.m.
  • July 26, 7:10 p.m.
  • Aug. 16, 7:10 p.m.


Fort Hamilton, June 28 at 4:30 p.m. .

Coney Island, July 4 at 9 p.m. 

Coney Island also features Friday Night Fireworks, which are held at Coney Island beach at West 16th Street from June 21 to Aug. 30 at 8 p.m.

The Bronx:

Orchard Beach, June 27 at 9 p.m.

Yankee Stadium, July 3, after the Yankees game starting at 7:05 p.m.

Staten Island

Midland Beach Plaza, Father Capodanno Boulevard and Seaview Avenue, July 3 after a 7 p.m. concert.

Staten Island University Hospital Community Park, July 4, after the FerryHawks game starting at 5:30 p.m.

Jones Beach

Jones Beach State Park, July 4, 9:30 p.m.

After all these options, do you still want to see the Macy’s fireworks display? More for the show on Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. Even if you don’t have a ticket, you can line up along the West Side Highway to get a glimpse. 

S. Mitra Kalita is a veteran journalist, media executive, prolific commentator and author of two books. In 2020 she launched ż, a newsletter to help New Yorkers get through the pandemic. Mitra...

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