East River Takes Back Fireworks This Fourth of July

Brooklyn rejoice! Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the Macy’s July 4th Fireworks will be returning to the East River for more New Yorkers to enjoy.

After the fireworks have been set off over the Hudson River for the past five years, spectators can once again watch the show with the classic Brooklyn Bridge in sight. “We’re grateful to Macy’s for lighting our skyline every 4th of July—and I’m thrilled that, after years of working with Macy’s and my colleagues to make this a reality, the fireworks will return to the East River this year!” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Now even more New Yorkers will get to take part in this extraordinary celebration, against the backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge, the harbor, and our skyline.”

NY Daily News

The 38th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will fire more than 40,000 pyrotechnic shells and effects positioned on barges spanning the Manhattan Bridge south towards the shores of the South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Bridge Park. “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are a one-of-a-kind spectacle that will once again inspire audiences nationwide as we illuminate the shores of lower Manhattan and Brooklyn with stunning effects, color and sound,” said Amy Kule, Executive Producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks.

Seen by more than 3 million spectators and millions of viewers nationwide, Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks have become the nation’s premiere 4th of July celebration event.

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