Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks!

Macy's Fireworks

Many people associate Macy’s with the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, which I’ve written about.  But Macy’s also sponsors the largest fireworks display in the country each July 4th for the past 37 years.  And this year, it is again along the Hudson River.  Here are some interesting facts about the display:

  1. It includes more than 40,000 shells (about 1,000 bursting every minute)
  2. The shells are timed by computer to fire to the beat of the music
  3. More than 60,000 feet (that’s more than 10 miles!) of steel/fiberglass pipe to form the individual mortars from which the shells are launched
  4. The show uses more than 50 times the fireworks than the average fireworks show in the United States
  5. Musical entertainment will be provided by Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, and Tim McGraw.

NBC will broadcast the events live on Thursday.  If you can make it in person, there are many viewing points along Twelfth Avenue below 59th Street.  Enjoy and celebrate!

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back often – I write and post every day!  And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well.  They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don,  On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (under construction)

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