34th Street Heliport
July 4th, 2018
Doors Open at 4pm - 12am499 E 34th St , New York NY 10016
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General Admission

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  • Live DJ performance 
  • July 4th BBQ & a variety of food fare available for purchase
  • Beer, wine and spirits selection available for purchase
  • Ticket does not include seating or access to the VIP area
  • All ages to party. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Must be 21 to drink

Seated VIP

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  • Includes General Admission benefits
  • Guaranteed seating in the exclusive Waterfront VIP area
  • Each Seated VIP ticket holder shall have a reserved seat for the entire event 
  • Only persons holding Seated VIP tickets may use reserved seating

Reserved Table for 4 people (shared Table)

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  • All General Admission Benefits 
  • Guaranteed Seating for 4 people at a Shared Table

VIP Table for 8 People

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  • All General Admission Benefits 
  • Guaranteed Seating for 8 people at your own table


Fire up your July 4th festivities in New York City with a magnificent, front row view of the iconic Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show. Joonbug is thrilled to present the third edition of Front Row Fireworks, offering New York’s best view of the most spectacular fireworks of the holiday.

Taking place at the East 34th Street Heliport, located at 34th St and The FDR Drive, right on the East River, this early evening-night-time July 4th party offers exclusive access to an exclusive East River viewing area where guests will be front and center for America’s most famed fireworks show.

Event Details:

  • All Ages Event - bring the whole family
  • Unobstructed waterfront views of the fireworks
  • Exclusive access bypassing the congested public FDR area
  • Live DJ Performances
  • July 4th BBQ and other fare
  • Multiple Stocked bars 
  • Rain or Shine Event

      *Food and Beverage are available for purchase.  Food and beverage are not included in the price of the admission ticket 

      *Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

This private event gives guests exclusive access past the packed crowd and delivers an over-the-top July 4th celebration complete with live music, various food vendors ranging from BBQ to burgers and other gourmet food options, and multiple fully stocked bars and beer tents.

Joonbug will host live DJ performances and bring entertainment elements to the Heliport including life-size versions of your favorite games including giant Jenga, ping pong, chess and more.

There are ticket packages for every customer; General Admission, reserved seating, and reserved tables.



Check Out What The Media has Said about Front Row Fireworks!

Time Out New York says: "The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks are an NYC tradition—and unfortunately, so is fighting for a glimpse of them from the middle of a packed crowd. Don't make the same mistake this year: Reserve a coveted spot on the 34th Street Heliport for prime views of the action. If that weren't enough, you'll also be treated to food vendors hawking BBQ, burgers and more, live music, beer tents and games like ping-pong and life-sized Jenga."

Am New York says: "Get right on the East River with the Front Row Fireworks, which will feature food vendors serving BBQ, burgers and more, several bars and beer tents, games such as ping-pong and giant Jenga and live music"

Thrillist ranks Front Row Fireworks as the best place in NYC to watch the fireworks: "Perks include fully stocked bars and beer tents, tons of food -- BBQ, burgers, you know the drill -- and life-size versions of games like Jenga, ping pong, and chess. If that isn’t enough to entice you, it’s a dead-center view of the Macy’s show, so you can’t beat the location"

Curbed lists Front Row Fireworks as an exclusive spot to watch the festivities: "Once again, this heliport will offer an up close and personal view of the fireworks on the East River"





If you have a question that is not answered below - or just want to say hi! - drop us a line at miranda@joonbug.com.

How do I enter the event?

The area will be closed to traffic. You will enter at the police barricades at East 35th Street & 1st Avenue. Walk down 1st Avenue and turn left at East 34th Street. Walk under FDR Drive and you will see “Front Row Fireworks” clearly signposted. We will have staff to help you get to where you need to be!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This event is family friendly, all ages are welcome! Please note you will need a valid, government issued ID to purchase alcohol.

What are my transport options getting to the event?

Please note street closures throughout Manhattan on July 4th, starting at 3PM. For this reason, we recommend you take public transportation to this event.

  • From Uptown: Take the A or C subway to Penn Station. Board the M34 bus & take to East 34th / 2nd Avenue.

  • From Downtown: Take the 4 or 5 subway to Grand Central. Walk down Lexington until you hit 35th Street. Turn left and walk to 1st Avenue.

  • From Grand Central: Walk down Lexington until you hit 35th Street. Turn left and walk to 1st Avenue.

  • From Penn Station: Board the M34 bus & take to East 34th / 2nd Avenue.

What time do the fireworks begin?

The fireworks are scheduled to kick off at 9:00PM.

What time should I arrive?

Doors open at 4:00PM. We recommend you aim to arrive early!

Can I upgrade my tickets on site?

Yes - upgrades will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If you've got your eye on a certain ticket type, we recommend purchasing online instead of waiting to upgrade day of.

Will I have a seat?

We offer two ticket packages with guaranteed seating: guaranteed seating tickets, and reserved tables. GA packages do not include seating.

What type of food will there be?

We're doing a good ol' cookout! Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, corn and more.

Does My Child Need a Ticket?

Children under age 3 will be admitted for free with parent or legal guardian.


Can I Bring Strollers?

Strollers will not be permitted

Can I Bring Lawn Chairs?

No, but we have tickets with reserved seating available!

What about drinks?

For our guests 21+, we will offer a full premium bar as well as beer.





* Please note that all sales are final and there will be no refunds.*

**The administrative fee and all other fees applied to the event are not gratuities and are not distributed to the service staff as gratuities but are retained by Front Row Fireworks and applied towards the overhead, operating and administrative expenses associated with the event. All charges, including administrative fees, are subject to an 8.875% sales tax pursuant to New York State regulations.**

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Live Entertainment

Dress Code

4th of July Festive


All Ages


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