NYC is excited about this!! Macy’s will host its annual Independence Day fireworks celebration in New York City next month, marking another sign that American life is returning to some sort of normal as local COVID restrictions are relaxed across the nation.
Macy’s has organized a fireworks celebration every July 4 since 1976, but this year’s event will feature the largest pyrotechnics display ever, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday during a press conference. The clothing retailer said Thursday it plans to launch more than 65,000 firework shells from five barges for New York residents and a nationally televised audience at 9:25 p.m. on July 4.
“Because people got vaccinated on such an extraordinary scale, it allows us to have many, many people in attendance,” de Blasio said.
New York’s fireworks event is returning to its normal format this year after using a method last year that drew a little controversy. Macy’s sporadically blasted off fireworks at different times in different boroughs every day leading up to July 4 last year. The company said it did so to prevent large crowds from gathering during the height of the said that method was insensitive to military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.. Some residents
JULY 4th 2021
Macy’s Fireworks may be viewed on NBC from the comfort of your home. Or you can watch it live in NYC from any area with an unobstructed view of the sky above the East River in Midtown.