The 2017 fireworks show will launch from five barges in the East River, positioned between East 24th and East 41st Streets. You’ll be able to see the fireworks from any location with a view of the sky above the East River. There are several official viewing points along the elevated portions of FDR Drive. Also, take a look at Time Out’s guide to fireworks viewing spots.
The display starts at 9:25 p.m. but you’ll want to find your spot to watch long before that. The fireworks bring out lots and lots of people to watch.
If you’d rather stay home and avoid the crowds, you can watch the show on TV. NBC will air the festivities beginning at 8:00 p.m.