Here’s a quick rundown on the whens and wheres of fireworks in the city this fourth:
Macy’s is putting on the show for the 37th year. If you can get a clear view of the Hudson River, you should be able to see the festivities, although the prime viewing spots will be on 12th Avenue between 23rd and 42nd Streets. And you won’t be disappointed: 40,000 fireworks will be detonated from four viagra prescription barges in 25 minutes.
The fireworks usually start around 9:30, but If you’re itching to plant yourselves smack dab in the middle of the viewing area, a word of advice: go early! And bring snacks! The weather forecast is clear with an afternoon high of 87, so it will be a perfect night for a picnic.
The show this year is curated by Usher. (So now pop concerts are curated?) Hosting the soiree will be Nick Cannon. His wife, Mariah Carey will perform, along with Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez.
The MTA is increasing subway service before and after the festivities, so just take a deep breath…a train will eventually come.
Whatever you decide to do this Fourth of July, be safe–and have fun!