You are reading

July 4th fireworks return to East River

April 14, 2014 By Michael Florio

Things will be lighting up this 4th of July for residents of Western Queens.

Macy’s annual Fourth of July Firework Show will return to the East River this summer, providing a better view for those in Long Island City and parts of Astoria.

In 2009 the fireworks show moved to the Hudson River, giving New Jersey the prime vantage point.

Now in the East River again, the fireworks will be shot off of barges and the Brooklyn Bridge. The location of these barges is not known yet, but they will be very visible from Long Island City and parts of Astoria, according to State Sen. Mike Gianaris’ office.

“This is a reason to celebrate,” State Sen. Mike Gianaris said.

“For too long, residents of our neighborhoods have been left out of what is not only a citywide, but a national event,” Gianaris said. “Once again, the Queens waterfront will be a participant in the grandest Independence Day celebration in the United States.”

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Op-Ed: This Year’s State Budget Must Prioritize Climate, Jobs, and Justice for New York

Op-Ed, Jan. 30, By Assemblymember Jessica González-Rojas

In a time of rampant economic inequality and environmental injustice, it is easy to feel defeated.  Here in Queens and across New York State, however, communities are organizing for a better future. New Yorkers from different backgrounds and with different lived experiences are proving that we can build community, organize, and create a future that reflects our shared values.