And they're going to be bigger and better than ever.

By Andrea Romano
May 06, 2019
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The Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display is returning to the Brooklyn Bridge area for 2019.

The fireworks display was on the Hudson River until 2014, when it came to the East River and people in Brooklyn and Queens could still see the magic without leaving their precious boroughs.

Since 2015, however, New Yorkers have had to have a good view of midtown to see the annual display, Gothamist reported. Now that it’s officially back to the Brooklyn Bridge area this year, and a lot of people around Dumbo with Instagram accounts will be very pleased.

Every year, no matter where the fireworks are set off, people stake out viewing spots hours before they begin (which is usually between 9 and 9:30 p.m.) If that seems like a lot of effort for a fireworks show that barely lasts half an hour, you’re probably right, but it’s all about saying you’ve been there.

This year, the show might be extra worthy of arriving early to stake out the perfect viewing point. According to a Macy’s, this year’s show will feature “three times more pyrotechnic firepower as Macy’s creative team expands the design to include more dazzling and intricate effects firing from locations spanning the entire bridge.”

The fireworks show is currently the largest pyrotechnic celebration in the U.S., so the addition of three times more firepower is guaranteed to make it extra epic.

Susan Tercero, the executive producer of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, said in the release that the bridge itself will become the “star of the show,” as the fireworks will light up the famous bridge for some truly iconic imagery.

“With a barrage of stunning shells and effects launching from its grand span and towers, along with tens of thousands more effects coloring the night from barges on the lower East River, this year’s display promises to be a spectacle to remember,” said Tercero.

Musical performers are scheduled to be announced closer to the event, and it will be broadcast on NBC, according to the release. More information on the fireworks can be found on the Macy’s website.

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