It wouldn’t be Fourth of July in the city without the Macy’s firework display! Now on its 37th year, this is the spot to be in New York for Independence Day. Not only is there going to be a spectacular display of fireworks overlooking the Hudson River but Usher will curate this show for the first time ever. The optimal viewing spots are going to be on 12th Avenue between 23rd and 42nd streets but anywhere with a view of the Hudson River will be just fine for all those who are trying to avoid the massive crowd this year! They are advising everyone to start arriving around 5pm in order to secure a spot so pack up your goodies and bring your loved ones for a front row view of history in the making! This once a year extravaganza begins at 8pm on the 7/2/13 and will be featuring performances by Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Mariah Carey and Selena Gomez. Mark your calendars New York, Fourth of July is only a couple days away!