You are reading

Macy’s Fireworks Light Up East River, Provide Spectacular Views for LIC Residents

Macy’s Fireworks June 29, 2020 (Photo: Rob Basch)

June 30, 2020 By Christian Murray

Macy’s set off its Fourth of July fireworks off two barges in the East River last night providing Long Island City residents with a close-up view.

The fireworks illuminated the sky for a five-minute display, providing spectators on both sides of the East River with great views.

“It was short but impactful and enjoyed by many,” said Rob Basch, president of the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. “It was also nice to get some authorized fireworks instead of the random reckless ones we’ve seen other nights.”

Macy’s is setting off fireworks in undisclosed locations each night this week, with last night’s being the first in a series. The short shows are being filmed each night and will be part of a national broadcast on Saturday, July 4 that will feature performances and a short grand finale firework show.

The LICPost broke the news at around 6:30 p.m. Monday that the fireworks would be set off near Long Island City. The mayor’s office announced that they would be set off in the East River at around 8 p.m.

The shows are short and their locations are being kept under wraps in order to prevent thousands of people from traveling to and gathering in a single location to watch the show.

Macy’s Fireworks June 29, 2020 (Photo: Rob Basch)

Macy’s Fireworks June 29, 2020 (Photo: Rob Basch)

email the author: news@queenspost.com
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

‘Ghost car’ driver arrested in East Elmhurst after traffic stop reveals weapons, threatening note: NYPD

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst discovered an arsenal of weapons in a ghost car they pulled over on Ditmars Boulevard and 86th Street in East Elmhurst early Wednesday morning.

NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey held a press briefing at the 110th Precinct on Wednesday afternoon to discuss what the sergeant and three officers from the 110th Precinct public safety team found when they pulled over a black Ford Explorer at around 1:30 a.m. because it had blacked-out license plates.

Henry ‘Hank’ Krumholz, stalwart pioneer of Queens LGBTQ Pride, dies at 73

Henry “Hank” Krumholz, a pioneering gay rights activist in Queens, passed away on Sunday in his Flushing apartment at the age of 73.

Krumholz played a crucial role in the establishment and success of the Queens LGBTQ Pride Parade, which is held annually in Jackson Heights. He joined the parade’s sponsoring organization right after its inaugural event in 1993 and continued his involvement for decades. His passing came just a week after this year’s parade on June 2, marking its 31st anniversary.