Macy’s will light up the skies over the East River on the Fourth of July this year for the second consecutive year.
This year’s pyrotechnics display, which will feature over 40,000 shells during a 25-minute synchronized show, will be staged from two locations this time. The show, which will be designed by PyroSpectaculars by Souza, is scheduled to start around 9:20 p.m. and will be centered around four barges positioned between 23rd and 37th Street in Midtown and another double-barge floating below the Brooklyn Bridge.
“Last year, we brought Macy’s incredible fireworks back to the East River – and this year, with barges up and down the river, even more New Yorkers will be able to take part,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. “This celebration will light up the sky for millions in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. There’s no question: this will be a dynamite 4th of July for New Yorkers across the city.”
Amy Kule, executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, said the two locations will fire 1,600 shells a minute.
The show will be simulcast on radio station 1010WINS-AM in New York and televised nationally on NBC during a two-hour broadcast.