Bayside, Astoria Fireworks and More NYC Fourth of July Celebrations


The celebrations are set for the Fourth of July 2023 in Queens and NYC. Here are four celebrations to check out in NYC this year near The Cryder House and beyond.

Bayside Fourth of July Fireworks 2023

Where: Fort Totten Park

When: Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at 9:15 p.m.

The Fourth of July kicks off early this year in Queens. Beginning at 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27, make your way to Fort Totten Park for great food trucks, music and a fireworks display you won’t want to miss.

Astoria Fourth of July Fireworks 2023

Where: The Great Lawn at Astoria Park

When: Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

The celebration continues Thursday, June 29 beginning at 7:30 p.m. on The Great Lawn at Astoria Park. Enjoy the sounds of 19th and 20th century classical music performed by the Queens Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, this fireworks extravaganza is created by the Grucci Brothers, who run the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display. 

Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks 2023

When: Tuesday, July 4, beginning at 9:25 p.m.

Where: Watch from Midtown Manhattan between E. 26th and E 40th streets.

A New York City tradition since 1976, experience the mesmerizing spectacle as over 60,000 shells (2,400 per minute) illuminate the night sky from five barges along the East River. Lasting 25 awe-inspiring minutes, Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks showcase boasts a dazzling array of effects, featuring a vibrant palette of 30 colors and shapes. 

This year’s extravaganza introduces captivating additions, including a majestic mile-wide waving flag crafted from red, white, and blue palm and strobing shells, a captivating sunflower ring, striking red stop sign-shaped effects, and mesmerizing ghost pyro that seamlessly transitions between colors. Prepare to be enchanted by this breathtaking display of pyrotechnic artistry. Learn more about Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks.

Other recommended spots, according to

  • The FDR Drive in Manhattan at East 42nd Street, East 34th Street and East 23rd Street
  • Transmitter Park, Bushwick Inlet Park and Marsha P. Johnson State Park in Brooklyn
  • Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship

Where: 1310 Surf Ave., Coney Island, Brooklyn

When: July 4, 2023, at 10 a.m.

Join New Yorkers for the iconic Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island’s Nathan’s Famous. Watch the world’s top competitive eaters battle it out at noon on July 4th, 2023. Sanctioned by the International Federation of Competitive Eating, this renowned event attracts thousands. Witness the attempt to break the current record of 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes, held by Joey Chestnut. The contest takes place at Maimonides Park, located at Surf and Stillwell Avenues in Brooklyn’s Coney Island. Don’t miss this free public event! Learn more about Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championship.


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