The Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks will be over the East River for the second straight year. Great for Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights residents! Your best bet is to head to your rooftop for a clear view of the fireworks (and avoid the crowded streets). If you don’t have access to a Dumbo loft roof, walk over to Brooklyn Bridge Park or the Brooklyn Heights Promenade (at Montague Street and Pierrepont Place).
Brooklyn Bridge Park will be open on July 4 and this year will have a double barge south of the Brooklyn Bridge and barges between 23rd and 34th Street on the river. Like prior years, the streets in Dumbo will be closed to traffic beginning at 4pm on Saturday and security will be tight (Bags will be checked by NYPD at all entrances).
If you’re planning on watching the fireworks on the waterfront in Dumbo, you will have to walk from the subway stations (F, A/C, 2/3). East River Ferry service stops at 4pm. To enter the Brooklyn Bridge Park, use the park’s entrances at Old Fulton and Furman Streets, Joralemon and Furman Streets or Old Dock and Furman Streets (detailed info here).
Streets closed around Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights (NYPD weekend traffic advisory):
- Area bounded by Atlantic Avenue on the South; Old Fulton Street on the North;
- Hicks Street on the East River on the West (All Inclusive)
- Old Fulton Street between Hicks Street and Prospect Street
- Cadman Plaza West between Prospect Street and Tillary Street
- Front Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street
- Water Street between Old Fulton Street and Jay Street
Happy July 4th America!