Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
Hughes Brothers, of Edison, New Jersey, has been in the barge business for 120 years and has supplying barges for the fireworks show for the past 38 years.
Dozens of fireworks technicians have started wiring mortars and shells on three barges, but executive producer Amy Kuhl said the star of this year’s show will be the Brooklyn Bridge.
Jersey City plans to celebrate Independence Day with a free concert at Liberty State Park followed by fireworks with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.
The dazzling display was moved to the Hudson River in 2009 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the river.
The show will feature 40,000 shells and blinking smiley faces, according to executive producer Amy Kule.