Where To Watch The Macy’s Fireworks in LIC This July 4th

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Do you already have “where should I watch the fireworks” anxiety? Fear not! We’ve rounded up some of the best spots to watch fireworks in Astoria and LIC. Do you have a suggestion we missed? Leave a note in the comments!

(And don’t forget our big American Craft Beer & Bourbon bash July 2nd. It’s a great way to kick off your Independence Day weekend, hope to see you there!)

Get Thee To A Rooftop or Balcony


Do you know someone who lives in a cool building on the water? Maybe in one of those buildings above? They’re going to get main stage views of the big event, so now is the time to buddy up. Alternatively, some rooftops in Astoria might have partial views, especially ones closer to the river.

Gantry State Park


Photo credit: Anthony Aldorasi via the WHA Flickr group

For up-front-and-personal fireworks this year, Gantry Park is your best bet. The Macy’s website indicates that Center Blvd from 48th Avenue to 49th Avenue will be one of the best viewing locations. BUT! Keep in mind neighbor Hunter’s Point South Park is the official staging area and will not be open to the public July 4th. Of course, this might go without saying, expect crowded conditions at this location.

LIC Flea (at night!)


Photo by Diana Robinson/Mayoral Photography Office

Popular LIC Flea is opening a special night market this July 4th. Expect 80+ vendors, their classic Queens beer garden, lots of food, and fireworks fun. The party gets going at noon and wraps up at 10:30. You can get info on their event page here.

Z Hotel


BBQ, drinks, and fireworks- a pretty all American combo. To reserve a ticket to the Z hotel fireworks bash, click here.

Penthouse808 at Ravel

Image by livingfreenyc.com

Image by livingfreenyc.com

Check out the fireworks at Penthouse808, though be warned some of their tickets run as much as $1,500!!!

Vista Skylounge


For $65 ($20 for kids!) you can take in the show on Vista’s stunning rooftop.  Tickets include an all American buffet- but drinks are extra. The fun kicks off at 8pm.

Anable Basin

Image via Go Kamino

Image via Go Kamino

Anable Basin Sailing Bar and Grill is a great place to take in the show this year. Tickets are just $40, and the venue offers a casual, no fuss environment that’s WHLIC approved. DJ, food, live music, and more.

Astoria Park

Image via Abdel Berraha

Image via Abdel Berraha

Let’s face it- you’re probably not going to get the best view (if any) in Astoria Park. But- fear not! Astoria Park has their own kick ass pyrotechnics display on June 30th. Grab a blanket and some snacks and get your fireworks on early this year.

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