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Brooklyn July 4th Fireworks in BK NYC

Feb 16, 2023 at 12:15 am by mikewood

Brooklyn Fireworks - 4th of July Fireworks BK - 2022

Brooklyn July 4th Fireworks on the East River, 4th of July Fireworks Coney Island BK, Fort Hamilton Independence & Fireworks Celebration & 4th of July Fireworks Jones Beach

4th of july fireworks  brooklyn nyc july 4th fireworks coney island bk nycJune 28, 2022 / Brooklyn Neighborhoods / July 4th Holiday in Brooklyn / Brooklyn Blvd NYC.

July 4th Weekend Weather. As of this post 6/28/22, the temperature highs will be in the high 80's during the day and around 70. There's a 50% - 60% chance of rain on Saturday [over a half inch] and a quarter inch of rain on Sunday. The humidity will be 50% - 80% Saturday, falling to 60% on Sunday and down to 50% on Monday. Winds will be 5 - 10 mph throughout the weekend.


Macy's July 4th Fireworks along the East River Provide Good Viewing from Brooklyn & Coney Island 4th of July Fireworks Same Night

The Macy's 4th of July fireworks will be shown along the East River this year. They were shown along the East River in 2014 for the first time since 2008, and have remained on the East River ever since. Mayor de Blasio had lobbied the change, which now spans nine years. The Grucci Brothers will be doing the Macy's 4th of July fireworks in NYC, which they've been doing for decades.

4th Of July Fireworks Brooklyn 2022

Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks 2022 On East River near Brooklyn NYC

Coney Island Fireworks to Follow Macy's 4th of July Fireworks in 2022, but also Precede them on Friday Night

Fort Hamilton Fireworks and Independence Day Celebration

The 4th Of July Fireworks 2022 Continue at Jones Beach

June 28, 2022 / Brooklyn Neighborhoods / July 4th Holiday in Brooklyn / Brooklyn Blvd NYC.


1. Macy's July 4th Fireworks in Brooklyn

4th of july fireworks 2018 queens nycSee map at right for barge and public viewing locations along the East River.

The viewing locations along the East River fill quickly on July 4th with many folks heading to find their spot in the morning or by midday. Somewhere between early and late afternoon, the police lines begin to close around these areas, for crowd control purposes.

What & What NOT to bring along. You'll also want to bring along sun screen, water and be careful not to bring along too much so you can move around. Last year, and while this is unconfirmed, I believe it holds true for this year [2022], the NYPD won't allow backpacks, large bags, coolers, umbrellas or similar items past the NYPD barricades.


Best Viewing Locations for Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Brooklyn 2022

4th of july fireworks queens 2018Time / Location Prep. Blocks along the East River within local neighborhoods on both sides of the river will be cordoned off by the police. This effort begins around 3 to 4 pm in the afternoon and tightens up as the crowds grow. The fireworks are expected to begin about 9.25 - 9.35 pm, but you'll need time to get into position. It's also recommended that you forego the lawn chairs and other extra baggage to the extent you can, especially the later you move into position, as this will encumber you getting past the NYPD lines and through the crowd.

Macy's Fireworks 2022 Barge Locations. While you can see the 2022 barge locations on the Macy's map above, you get a better view of the optimal viewing locations along the East River shoreline on the map below. In prior years, many of the locations south of the Williamsburg Bridge worked, but this year that's less likely the case.


4th Of July Fireworks In Brooklyn 2022 - Barge Locations / Local Viewing Spots

brooklyn best viewing locations fireworks  bk best places to watch july 4th fireworks brooklyn nycSince 2014 the Macy's 4th of July fireworks have been lit upon the East River within viewing range of all five boroughs [although a quite a distance from the south Bronx and northern tip of Staten Island]. Like most years, this year there will be five barges. The number of barges had varied from year to year - generally between four and five - although in recent years the number has remained a constant five. The barges will be positioned in the East River between the equivalent of the Williamsburg Bridge / 23rd Street and 42nd Street on the Manhattan side, and between the Williamsburg Bridge / Transmitter Park in Williamsburg / Greenpoint in Brooklyn and 48th Avenue in Long Island City Queens .

The positioning of the barges and the number of them is designed to maximize the viewing options for an audience estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. The show will be more easily viewable from the shores of Brooklyn in the areas adjacent to the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges as you can see on the map below.


2. Coney Island Fireworks on Friday July 1st & Coney Island July 4th Fireworks in Brooklyn NYC 2022

On Friday, July 1st, Coney Island will launch its second fireworks of the summer beginning at 9.30 pm along the Riegelmann Boardwalk.

And on July 4th, 2022 the Coney Island fireworks will begin shortly after the Macy's 4th of July fireworks on the East River end. This is generally a bit before 10 pm. The Coney Island 4th of July fireworks will be held on the beach generally in the area of the Steeplechase tower in Steeplechase Park. This is a free event.


3. Fort Hamilton Independence Day Celebration Friday, July 1, 2022

From 4 - 9 pm on Friday, July 1st, Fort Hamilton hosts an Independence Celebration that includes food trucks, vendors and a fireworks display on the lawn of the military base adjacent to the Bay Ridge neighborhood on Brooklyn. Admission is $2 way in advance and $5 by June 30th. For details see

As this is on a U.S. military base, you must register in advance in order to attend.


4. The 4th Of July Fireworks 2022 Continue at Jones Beach, Long Island

4th of july fireworks  brooklyn nyc july 4th fireworks coney island bk nycThe Jones Beach Fireworks display has been a Long Island tradition for many years. Jones Beach is a quick 21 minute train ride from the city, or a reasonable 38 mile car ride from the city, when traffic isn't terrible on the Southern State Parkway or the Meadowbrook State Parkway leading into the park. Most spots along the beach in the park are good viewing locations. And the fireworks, like those in the city, start around dusk which give or take is about 9.30 pm. For cars, admission to the park is $10 and includes the fireworks show.

Recent History. The Jones Beach fireworks were one of the New York State budget cuts beginning in 2010. Allocations had not been made for the deployment of police officers, to provide security for the event.

In 2015 the Governor and the New York State Parks announced that these cuts were restored and the fireworks on Jones Beach on Long Island have continued ever since - excepting the pandemic in 2020. Please note that there's a $10 parking fee and after 4 pm there's a $10 admission fee.


Public Transit From Brooklyn / Queens To Jones Beach

From Brooklyn, take the subway to the Jamaica subway / train station in Queens. The LIRR leaves from the Jamaica Station every 20 minutes during peak hours, arriving in Freeport about 20 minutes later. The return frequency is about the same, as is the travel time of the trip. From the train station, you can take the N88 Long Island Bus, using an MTA Metrocard or coins valued at $2.75. The off peak one way train fares are $7.25 at the ticket office and can rise to $16.00 if you buy it onboard during peak travel times. Jones Beach is a nice quick getaway from the city, and while crowded, not as crowded as in the city.

Please note that the ticket prices mentioned above are from 2022.

Click the links below to read stories about other July 4th fireworks shows in Brooklyn & Coney Island.

July 4th Fireworks In Brooklyn, Coney Island & NYC 2022

The NYC 4th of July fireworks are viewable from all five boroughs. Click these links to specifics related to each borough - 1) Bronx 4th of July fireworks 2022 & Orchard Beach July 4th fireworks BX NYC, 2) Brooklyn 4th of July fireworks 2022 & Coney Island July 4th fireworks BK NYC, 3) Manhattan 4th of July fireworks 2022, 4) Queens July 4th fireworks 2022 & Astoria Park 4th of July fireworks Queens NYC , and 5) Staten Island 4th of July fireworks 2022.


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