Queens 4th of July Fireworks 2022 NYC
Great Views from Locations Along the East River in Astoria 6/29 & LIC 7/4
July 4th Weekend Weather. As of this post 6/28/22, the temperature highs will be in the high 80's during the day and around 70. There's a 50% - 60% chance of rain on Saturday [over a half inch] and a quarter inch of rain on Sunday. The humidity will be 50% - 80% Saturday, falling to 60% on Sunday and down to 50% on Monday. Winds will be 5 - 10 mph throughout the weekend.
Macy's July 4th Fireworks along the East River Provides Good Viewing from Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens and are Remotely Viewable from Northern Staten Island & the Southern tip of the Bronx
The Macy's 4th of July fireworks will be shown along the East River this year. They were shown along the East River in 2014, for the first time since 2008, and have remained on the East River ever since. Mayor de Blasio had lobbied for the return, which now spans nine years. The Grucci Brothers will be doing the Macy's 4th of July fireworks in NYC, which they've been doing for decades.
1. Astoria Park on Wednesday 6/29 on the East River - Queens July 4th Fireworks
The Astoria Park Fireworks will happen on Wednesday, June 29th. The festivities begin at 7.30 pm and the fireworks usually go off around dusk which is about 9.30 pm. The best viewing location is from the Great Lawn, but be advised that each year these fireworks become more popular.
This fireworks display is also put together by the Grucci Brothers, the same fireworks company doing the Macy's 4th of July fireworks along the East River on July 4th, in NYC. The Astoria Park fireworks in Queens will be shown on Wednesday evening and provide a pastorial view from Astoria Park right alongside the East River.
The Central Astoria Development Coalition sponsors the annual fireworks display in Astoria Parkand the Queens Symphony Orchestra warms up the crowd beginning around 7.30 pm by playing classical music from the 19th & 20th centuries on a stage overlooking the East River in front of the great lawn of Astoria Park [between the pool and Hellgate Bridge].
Click to view a story about the Astoria Park Fireworks show of 2013 in Queens. The photo at right shows the July 4th / Independence Day fireworks in Astoria Queens in a prior year.
- Click here for the rest of our report about the 4th of July Fireworks in Queens NYC & nearby areas, including times and locations for the Macy's 4th of July fireworks in Manhattan NYC, the Coney Island fireworks in Brooklyn NYC, the Orchard Beach fireworks in the Bronx NYC, the Coop City fireworks in the Bronx NYC, the Jones Beach fireworks on Long Island and the Perth Amboy fireworks in New Jersey [across from the Confence House in Tottenville on Staten Island NYC].
4th Of July Fireworks Queens 2022 NYC
Astoria Park 4th Of July Fireworks to be Held Wednesday, June 29th in Queens
Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks 2022 On East River primarily for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Queens, but also viewable from Staten Island & the South Bronx
Coney Island Fireworks 2022 Every Friday Beginning June 24th in Brooklyn, & at the Riegelemann Boardwalk at 9.30 pm on July 4th
July 4th Fireworks at Orchard Beach in the Bronx is Wednesday 6/29
The 4th Of July Fireworks 2022 Continue at Jones Beach on Long Island, & the Perth Amboy Fireworks in New Jersey Returns & is Viewable from Staten Island
2. Macy's July 4th Fireworks in Queens
The viewing locations along the East River fill quickly on July 4th with many folks heading to find their spot in the morning or by midday. Somewhere between early and late afternoon, the police lines begin to close around these areas, for crowd control purposes.
What & What NOT to bring along. You'll also want to bring along sun screen, water and be careful not to bring along too much so you can move around. Last year, and while this is unconfirmed, I believe it holds true for this year , the NYPD won't allow backpacks, large bags, coolers, umbrellas or similar items past the NYPD barricades.
Best Viewing Locations For 4th of July Fireworks Queens 2022
Time / Location Prep. Blocks along the East River within local neighborhoods on both sides of the river will be cordoned off by the police. This effort begins around 3 to 4 pm in the afternoon and tightens up as the crowds grow. The fireworks are expected to begin about 9.25 - 9.35 pm, but you'll need time to get into position. It's also recommended that you forego the lawn chairs and other extra baggage to the extent you can, especially the later you move into position, as this will encumber you getting past the NYPD lines and through the crowd.
Macy's Fireworks 2022 Barge Locations. While you can see the 2022 barge locations on the Macy's map above, you get a better view of the optimal viewing locations along the East River shoreline on the map below. In prior years, many of the locations south of the Williamsburg Bridge worked, but this year that's less likely the case, because the barges moved a bit further north in recent years.
4th Of July Fireworks In Queens 2022 - Barge Locations / Local Viewing Spots
The barges will be positioned in the East River between the equivalent of the Williamsburg Bridge / 23rd Street and 42nd Street on the Manhattan side, and between the Williamsburg Bridge / Transmitter Park in Williamsburg / Greenpoint in Brooklyn and 48th Avenue in Long Island City Queens .
The positioning of the barges and the number of them is designed to maximize the viewing options for an audience estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. The show will be more easily viewable from the shores of Manhattan that are north of the Williamsburg Bridge as you can see on the map at right.
Recent History. Since 2014 the Macy's 4th of July fireworks have been lit upon the East River within viewing range of all five boroughs [although a quite a distance from the south Bronx and northern tip of Staten Island]. Like most years, this year there will be five barges. The number of barges had varied from year to year - generally between four and five - although in recent years the number has remained a constant five, and they have moved them a bit further north.
Since 2014 the Macy's 4th of July fireworks have been lit upon the East River within viewing range of all five boroughs [although a quite a distance from the south Bronx]. There will be five barges this year. The number of barges varies from year to year - generally between four and five. The barges will be positioned in the East River between the equivalent of the Brooklyn Bridge / 23rd Street and 42nd Street on the Manhattan side, and 48th Avenue in Long Island City Queens and the Brooklyn Bridge / Green Street in Williamsburg / Greenpoint in Brooklyn.
The positioning of the barges and the number of them is designed to maximize the viewing options for an audience estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands. The show will be more easily viewable from the shores of Long Island City, as well as the clear views / high points of Sunnyside and Astoria.
3. Orchard Beach 4th of July Fireworks in the Bronx NYC 2022
The Orchard Beach fireworks in the Bronx are planned for Wednesday, June 29th. The event takes place on between the hours of 6 pm and 10 pm on Orchard Beach at the south end of Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx. Generally the fireworks begin between 9 - 9.30 pm
4. Coney Island Fireworks on Friday July 1st & Coney Island July 4th Fireworks in Brooklyn NYC 2022
On Friday, July 1st, Coney Island will launch its second fireworks of the summer beginning at 9.30 pm along the Riegelmann Boardwalk on Coney Island in Brooklyn.
And on July 4th, 2022 the Coney Island fireworks will begin shortly after the Macy's 4th of July fireworks on the East River end. This is generally a bit before 10 pm. The Coney Island 4th of July fireworks will be held on the beach generally in the area of the Steeplechase tower in Steeplechase Park on Coney Island in Brooklyn. This is a free event.
5. Empire Outlets July 4th Fireworks on Staten Island
The Empire Outlets Mall is hosting a firewworks show on Monday, July 4th beginning at 9.30 pm. These will be viewable from locations around the Staten Island Ferry in the St. George neighborhood of Staten Island.
6. The 4th Of July Fireworks 2022 Continue at Jones Beach, Long Island
The Jones Beach Fireworks display has been a Long Island tradition for many years. Jones Beach is a quick 21 minute train ride from the city, or a reasonable 38 mile car ride from the city, when traffic isn't terrible on the Southern State Parkway or the Meadowbrook State Parkway leading into the park. Most spots along the beach in the park are good viewing locations. And the fireworks, like those in the city, start around dusk which give or take is about 9.30 pm. For cars, admission to the park is $10 and includes the fireworks show.
Recent History. The Jones Beach fireworks were one of the New York State budget cuts beginning in 2010. Allocations had not been made for the deployment of police officers, to provide security for the event.
In 2015 the Governor and the New York State Parks announced that these cuts were restored and the fireworks on Jones Beach on Long Island have continued ever since - excepting the pandemic in 2020. Please note that there's a $10 parking fee and after 4 pm there's a $10 admission fee.
Public Transit From Brooklyn / Queens To Jones Beach
From Brooklyn, take the subway to the Jamaica subway / train station in Queens. The LIRR leaves from the Jamaica Station every 20 minutes during peak hours, arriving in Freeport about 20 minutes later. The return frequency is about the same, as is the travel time of the trip. From the train station, you can take the N88 Long Island Bus, using an MTA Metrocard or coins valued at $2.75. The off peak one way train fares are $7.25 at the ticket office and can rise to $16.00 if you buy it onboard during peak travel times. Jones Beach is a nice quick getaway from the city, and while crowded, not as crowded as in the city.
Please note that the ticket prices mentioned above are from 2022.
The NYC 4th of July fireworks are viewable from all five boroughs. Click these links to specifics related to each borough - 1) Bronx 4th of July fireworks 2022 & Orchard Beach July 4th fireworks BX NYC, 2) Brooklyn 4th of July fireworks 2022 & Coney Island July 4th fireworks BK NYC, 3) Manhattan 4th of July fireworks 2022, 4) Queens July 4th fireworks 2022 & Astoria Park 4th of July fireworks Queens NYC , and 5) Staten Island 4th of July fireworks 2022.
Click the links below to read stories about other July 4th fireworks shows in Queens.
July 4th Fireworks In Queens, Astoria, LIC & NYC 2022
Related 4th Of July Stories LIC & Astoria - Prior Years
Click here to read our report on the 4th Of July fireworks along the East River in LIC / Long Island City in 2008.
Click here to read our report of the July 4th fireworks in Astoria Park in 2009 including a fireworks slide show.
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