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The 36th Annual New York City Macy's Fireworks Show

36th Annual Macy's Fireworks Display
36th Annual Macy's Fireworks Display via Macy's Inc.
36th Annual Macy's Fireworks Display Macy's fireworks barges traveling up the Hudson Macy's barges moving into place View from the fireworks barges Shade from the sun is a precious commodity as people wait for the fireworks show! People are starting to assemble along the Hudson Four fireworks barges moving into place Crowds gathered along the West Side Highway Boats gathering on the Hudson to watch the fireworks People are packing in to get a good view! Crowded skies as news helicopters hover over the Hudson West Side Highway closed to traffic during the fireworks show Crowds gathered along the streets in Hudson Yards The fireworks begin! Colorful fireworks seen from Hudson Yards Fireworks over the NYC skyline Sky filled with sparks! Fireworks from 10,000 feet! Heart-shaped fireworks as NYPD looks on Big explosions over the city Big show over the Hudson Fireworks from 15th Street Some planet-shaped fireworks The view over the Hudson Crowds gathered near the High Line, chanting "USA!" Sparkles over the city The city glows with fireworks FDNY fireboat sprays water before the fireworks begin Heart-shaped fireworks with ESB in the background Watching fireworks over the Hudson Multiple types of fireworks
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Happy 236th, America! Stop by Manhattan’s west side at 9pm to watch tonight’s Fourth of July fireworks.

Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks will once again be over the Hudson River, and will be accompanied by music from Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney. Show up early and find a spot along the west side of Manhattan to get a good view of the show.

Will you be out there tonight? Send in your pics to be featured in the slideshow above! Mention @agreatbigcity on Twitter or Instagram to make sure we see them!

The 25-minute show will feature 42,000 fireworks shooting through the sky from four barges in the Hudson River, and you should be able to see the show from anywhere between 18th and 43rd Streets along the west side. Check DNAinfo’s guide to the best viewing locations and enjoy the fun!

You’ll be able to watch the fireworks display on NBC New York (Time Warner channel 4 and 704), watch online courtesy of EarthCam’s Fourth of July webcams and OriginDigital, and hear the accompanying music for the show on Fresh 102.7 FM and 1010 WINS.

An independent webcam of tonight’s fireworks via TakaNJ on Ustream

View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.

Want to listen to some behind-the-scenes action? NYCfire.net has an FDNY scanner feed so you can hear the communication between the fire department as they monitor the fireworks display.