Family and Friends Come Together for the Fourth

Neither falling on a Wednesday or a temperature of around 100 degrees could stop droves of people from lining the coasts of the Hudson River to watch the Macy's Fourth of July "Ignite the Night' fireworks display. Hoboken, N.J. proved to be prime viewing real estate with the fireworks being ignited from a boat between Manhattan and New Jersey.

All Photos by Deana Mitchell/ABC

Simmi Dharah, 8, right, and her brother, Sahil, 7, watch the fireworks display in Hoboken, N.J., July 4, 2012.

Thousands turned out to the New Jersey side of the Hudson River to view the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display. The fireworks were shot off from a boat between Manhattan and New Jersey.

Professional latin dancers, Denniz Seven, left, and Marissa Elena Yanez, spent the afternoon picnicking and dancing with other dancer friends while waiting for the 9:20 fireworks. "This is becoming a tradition," said Yanez. "We came last year, too."

Sarah McGrath, left, and Keith Irby share a blanket while awaiting the display. They said they arrived at 6:30 to secure their spot.

Some of the first fireworks are shot off during the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks "Ignite the Night" celebration.

Kirsty Hollingworth, right, and Brett Taylor, from England, experienced their very first Fourth of July in the United States. "It's pretty much just as we expected," said Hollingworth. "It's great."

With the much awaited fireworks show taking place, a vendor finds himself without customers.

Heat and crowds did not stop the popularity of the fireworks.

Gareth, who wished not to share his last name, gives his daughter Cara, 7, prime viewing of the fireworks display, in Hoboken, N.J.

The Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display finale is shown.

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