NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City will be celebrating Independence Day with a bigger bang this year.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Macy’s announced Wednesday the 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks is expanding to two locations along the East River: Midtown and within the South Street Seaport historic district.
“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 de Blasio.
The sky will burst with color, wowing crowds in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn beginning at 9:20 p.m.
“There’s no question: this will be a dynamite 4th of July for New Yorkers across the city,” de Blasio said.
Keeping with this year’s theme, “Brave,” Macy’s will fire off more than 40,000 pyrotechnic shells during a 25-minute synchronized display from four barges positioned between 23rd and 37th streets in Midtown and from one double-barge positioned below the Brooklyn Bridge.
“Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are the nation’s premiere Independence Day celebration and we are thrilled to once again bring the City of New York a front row view to this one-of-a-kind nationwide spectacle,” said Executive Producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Amy Kule.
1010 WINS is the official radio station of Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular and the only station where you could hear the soundtrack to the show.