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NYC’s offer of 10K free tickets to Macy’s 4th of July firework display extended after overwhelming demand yesterday

The 4th of July is an amazing time of year for Americans. A celebration of the U.S.A.’s independence, the holiday is known for barbeques, fun with family and friends, bomb pop popsicles, and fireworks.

Once again, Macy’s 4th of July fireworks display is coming to NYC as part of the celebration. ABC 7 News describes this year’s display’s theme as “Summer’s Greatest Hits”, being shown along with a 25-minute score by Jason Howland. Expected guest talents include Brandy Clark, Mickey Guyton, and Amber Clark.

Additionally, Tanner Adell, Luis Fonsi, The War and Treaty, and Lainey Wilson will perform before the fireworks display starts.

With such a fun celebration planned, NYC wants to ensure that as many citizens as possible can experience the events. Starting yesterday at 10 a.m., 10K tickets to Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show were supposed to become available, ABC 7 News says. “Free”, however, proved to be a powerful word.

According to officials, over one million people attempted to get tickets to the event in the first five minutes the website was available. Overwhelmed by demand this quickly after the launch, NYC temporarily took down the website to resolve the issue.

The site reopened today at 10 a.m., offering citizens another opportunity to get any remaining tickets. According to ABC 7 and officials the website runs on a “first come, first serve basis”. Entry with a ticket will allow viewers to watch the fireworks on Pier 45 and 84 in Manhattan.

For those who couldn’t get a ticket, a spokesperson for the mayor told ABC, there’s still an opportunity to see the display. Space for the general public will be available across the Hudson for the first time since 2013.

Listed entry points for the general public are Christopher and Washington Street, West 11th and Washington Street, West 12th and Washington Street, West 29th Street and 11th Avenue, and West 40th Street and 11th Avenue.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) viewing locations will be at Cristopher and Washington Street and West 41st Street and 11th Avenue.

Can’t get a ticket but still want to see the display? Don’t worry! The city has mentioned the show will be visible across the West Side Highway. If you live close by, find a good seat and get comfy! It’s going to be a great night.


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