Events & Nightlife

3 Spectacular Places To Watch July 4th Fireworks

New York Smash Magazine  

Planning your Fourth of July in New York City? Here are three fun and festive events with the best views of the 39th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show on the East River.

1. Freedom Fest 2015 at Watermark Bar on Pier 15:

Description: Macintosh HD:Users:catassi:Desktop:Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 9.47.30 AM.pngThe View: The breathtaking Pier 15, South Street Seaport’s premier downtown space in New York City, will host Freedom Fest 2015 on Saturday July 4 2015. Recognized as one of the most sought-after travel destinations for viewing the 4th of July fireworks, Freedom Fest 2015 is one spectacular holiday commemoration you won’t want to miss! Ready your cameras as you enjoy views of downtown Manhattan and the East River before the NYC fireworks display begins.

Details: Serving classic summer beverages to keep you cool, this all-ages event is also dishing up BBQ food sure to appease the whole family. With a front row seat to watch the fireworks NYC spectacular, this family friendly event is loaded with amenities sure to create memories to last a lifetime.


2. 4th of July at Industry Kitchen:

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The View: Nestled along the East River next to the historic South Street Seaport, Industry Kitchen is just steps from the water’s edge.  The stunning 5,000 square-foot venue accommodates up to 300 guests with indoor and outdoor seating, allowing unobstructed views of the East River with the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges and Brooklyn Skyline.

Floor-to-ceiling windows seamlessly separate the indoor and outdoor areas, framing the Macy’s fireworks display, that can be enjoyed from any seat.  Guests have the ability to dine at individual and communal dining tables, the large freestanding bar or the outdoor terrace and lounge.

Details:  A premium open bar and buffet with access to awesome views of the Macy’s Fireworks display from 7 p.m until 11 p.m. Each guest in the restaurant will have reserved table or bar seating for the evening. Seating will be assigned on a first come/first served basis.

Tickets: It’s $238 for Reserved Seating. $175 for Bar Seating. Seating opens early with a cash bar at 5 p.m. The open bar begins at 7 p.m. All pricing includes sales tax and gratuity. For tickets, visit:

3. Front Row Fireworks Celebration at the Helipad Presented by The Lure Group and

The View: Taking place at New York’s East 34 Street Heliport – at the prime viewing location of 34th Street and FDR – this day-to-night blowout offers exclusive access to the highly limited East Riverfront area where you’ll be front and center for America’s most famed fireworks spectacular. Amid the millions that crowd the area you will be in an oasis of comfortable celebration, this private, all-ages event is THE NYC July 4th extravaganza with amenity-fueled revelry against the horizon-spanning view of the grand Fourth of July Fireworks Show.

Details: This private event gives you exclusive access past the packed crowd and delivers an over-the-top, July 4th celebration complete with live music, live performances, BBQ and other gourmet fare, multiple fully-stocked bars, and celebrity hosts. Topping the evening off with a sensational, full-scope view of the fireworks spectacle.

  • Unobstructed waterfront view of the fireworks (fireworks will take place on the East River)
  • Exclusive access through congested area of FDR
  • Prime river-front venue located at an officially recommended viewing area (34th Street and FDR Drive)
  • Live music
  • Live performances
  • Live DJ’s
  • BBQ and other fares
  • Full bars
  • Celebrity host
  • Various ticket packages including Open Bar option


The event offers a variety of ticket types with tiered seating, VIP packages, and an open-bar option for each ticket option.

  • General Admission
  • VIP packages
  • A la carte food and drinks
  • Open Bar