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Tomorrow evening will be the 36th annual Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show. This year, Forty-thousand fireworks will light up the night sky over the Hudson River. While this location is great for New Jersey residents, it’s not too great for Brooklynites.
Remember when the best seat in the house was along the Belt Parkway bike path?
If you want to see the fireworks, you’ll have to troop into Manhattan’s West between 18th and 43rd streets. Get there as early as 5 p.m. to secure a good spot. Entrances to the public viewing sections include 11th Avenue at the following cross-streets: 24th Street, 26th-27th Streets, 29th Street, 33rd to 34th Streets, 40th Street, 42nd Street, 44th Street, 50th Street, 52nd Street, 54th Street and 56th to 57th Streets.
Remember, backpacks and lawn chairs are not allowed. Feel free to bring water and snacks, according to DNA Info.
Otherwise, hop on any of New York’s waterway cruises or find a rooftop party because unfortunately, this show is not easily seen by the folks living on the Southern end of Brooklyn.
Our local Fourth of July parade is scheduled for June 30, a few days before the July 4th weekend to ensure a high turnout for the occasion.
Parade formation begins at 11:15 a.m. and marching kicks off at noon at 13th Avenue and 71st Street. The procession goes down to 86th Street. The parade concludes with an awards ceremony at the Knights of Columbus at 1305 86th Street where community activists and members will be honored for their contributions.
Brooklyn’s July 4th parade is began in 1905, which makes it the oldest parade in Brooklyn.
It’s great to know that come the big holidays like Fourth of July and Christmas, Dyker Heights has it in the bag.
For more info please call 718-833-4928 or email USIndpendenceParade [at] USA [dot] com.