Where to Park in NYC For Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

This year, Macy’s 4th of July fireworks celebrates its 41st anniversary! Fireworks will launch from barges along the East River beginning at 9:30pm on Tuesday, July 4th. Official viewing areas are located along FDR Drive.


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If you’re going to drive, don’t wait until Tuesday night to find parking. Reserve 4th of July parking in advance and plan to get there early. Here are some parking locations close to the viewing locations:


Public Viewing Areas

Click the links below to find parking near these viewing areas.


East Houston St. & FDR

East 18th St & Avenue C

East 23rd St. & FDR

East 34th St. & FDR

East 42nd St. & FDR


ADA/Special Needs Viewing Areas

East 18th St & Avenue C


Please note that as crowds build, some of these access points may be closed. Attendees will be redirected to other open access points along FDR.


As you make plans for the evening, be aware that the following locations are not recommended as viewing areas:

  • Battery Park
  • Battery Park City
  • Roosevelt Island
  • Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park.

For more information on street closures in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, check out the full list here.  


NYC 4th of July Parking Map

Still looking for 4th of July parking in New York? Explore the map below or download the SpotHero app on iOS or Android for easy parking reservations.



Here’s to life, liberty, and easy parking for all!