Macy’s Fourth of 4th of July Fireworks pyrotechnics extravaganza will commence at approximately 9:20PM EST on Monday, July 4. More than 40,000 colorful explosive devices synchronized to a 25-minute score will blast off from the Hudson River on the West Side of Manhattan between 20th and 55th Streets to reach heights of 1,000 feet in the air.
If you’re in or about the Tri-State area, there are a handful of suggested viewing locations from which you can catch the action, or you can grab a seat in front of your television and tune into your local NBC affiliate to watch the show. If you want to view our modern day ode to the bombs bursting in air that won America its freedom on your computer, however, your options are limited.
It seems Macy’s and the usual suspects for providing live streams of such tent-pole programming figured everyone interested in celebrating or spectating the holiday will be outside watching their hometown fireworks in the skies above their heads instead of tuning into NYC’s show on internet connected devices. That means your best option for checking out fiery horsetails, chrysanthemums, willows, and more live on the web comes from an indie webcam set up on a location on the waterfront in New Jersey with an incredible view of New York City’s skyline.
Ustream user passagestar invites denizens of the online world to grab some popcorn, sit comfortably in front of their computers, and see why having such a view of New York City makes living on the waterfront in New Jersey not so bad.
Happy Holidays and have fun watching the fireworks display in the sky, on TV, online, or not at all.