New York City’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks is the nation’s largest, awe-inspiring display of patriotic pyrotechnics. Celebrating America’s 235th birthday and the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, this year’s extravaganza, “Gift of Freedom,” featured more than 40,000 fireworks expertly synchronized to a dynamic 26-minute score that included a mix of American standards and pop favorites.

Here are a few shots of the event, taken from Riverside park, on Manhattan’s west side: