Fireworks!

Posted July 1, 2020

Macy's will again be hosting their annual Fourth of July fireworks show this year...with a twist. They're adding shorter shows for six nights--each in a different neighborhood--leading up to the usual blowout on the Fourth.

Here's the thing: In an effort to limit crowd size amid the coronavirus outbreak, the location of each event will remain hidden until right before the show.

So yeah, there won't be a lot of notice. Announcements of the location will be made at 8 p.m. each evening for a five-minute exhibition taking place between 9 and 10 p.m. We don't know where they'll be, but we can tell you that the celebration will cover every borough of the city. (Monday saw the skies light up in Long Island City on the East River.) 

The regular fireworks extravaganza will be full-sized, and take place along the East River. (If you're not here visiting us, you can catch it on NBC.) Today Show anchor Craig Melvin will host, and check out this list of performers: Lady A (formerly Lady Antebellum), John Legend, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Black Eyed Peas and The Killers. Not too shabby, if you ask us.

Here's a taste of last year's show:

So maybe you'll stumble upon one this week. Wouldn't that be cool?

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