- IMPORTANT - The big Macy's fireworks in NYC are no longer over the East River, but over the Hudson River. Queens, we are out of luck. Not Long Island City, but Jersey City will be the best place to see fireworks July 4, 2012. Rats!
Here's a guide to 4th of July fireworks and all Independence Day celebrations in Queens, New York.
Fireworks in Astoria Park - June 25, 2012:
Get an early start to July 4th weekend with live music and fireworks in Astoria Park on Monday, June 25. The Central Astoria Development Corporation
sponsors this very early Independence Day celebration. There will be live music from the Joe Battaglia and the New York Big Band, plus United We Sing. After the music is a spectacular Grucci fireworks show.
- When: Monday, June 25, 2012, music starting at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Astoria Park, on the lawn, Shore Blvd. between Hell Gate Bridge and pool, in Astoria.
Afterwards, stop by the Bohemian Beer Garden
or go out for a late dinner in Astoria
Fireworks at Citi Field:
The Mets host the Phillies on Tuesday, July 3, and treat the fans to a big fireworks show after the game. No tickets? The parking lot at the nearby Home Depot (north of Northern) is a fine place to see the fireworks.
Independence Day Festival in Queens Village:
On July 4 you can join the neighborhood in eastern Queens for the annual July 4 celebration. It's along Sanford Avenue Between Main Street and Union Street. Event is on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, starting at 10 a.m.
More Fourth of July Events in Queens:
- Forest Park Foraging - Gather your own food with "Wildman" Steve Brill to celebrate Independence Day.