Talk about bright lights, big city!
The crowd that gathered in Long Island City had the best seat in town as the sky light up with moments of joy and bliss. How could you not love such a special and unique offering that only Macy’s and The Big Apple could produce. This was not just another holiday – this was a true form of gorgeous art full of gratitude for our country. It was a moment of love to share with the world.
In a pyrotechnic salute to the country the show featured a barrage of dazzling shells and effects that aired live from coast-to-coast which showcased more than 48,000 shells and effects from five barges positioned between E. 23rd and E. 42nd Streets on the East River.
The 25-minute show is synchronized to patriotic music featured shells and effects in 30 colors and shapes. This year’s design launched on average more than 1,900 shells and effects per minute. It made the heart flutter to see the incredible display that brought more pyrotechnic firepower reaching dramatic heights of 1,000 feet to the water’s edge.
An annual New York City tradition since 1976, traditional moments in the iconic show brought back a dazzling tribute in light and thesignature moment of each spectacle, the Macy’s Golden Mile. Showcased to a medley of “My Country Tis of Thee” and “America the Beautiful,” sung by Joaquina Kalukango, the Tony Award-winning star of the Broadway musical “Paradise Square,” thousands of
golden-hued shells created a dramatic cascade effect stretching for more than a mile.
Before the fireworks 5 Seconds of Summer, Brett Eldredge, Carly Pearce, and Pitbull with Filmore took the stage. Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Monroe Iglehart, Kaila Mullady, Dizzy Senze and Anthony Veneziale from the cast of Freestyle Love Supreme united for a special performance and Broadway’s “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” with cast members also performed.
The 46th edition of Macy’s Fireworks was conceived, designed and produced by Macy’s with Pyro Spectaculars by Souza.
The “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular” telecast is a production of Universal Television in association with Macy’s. It is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman and Bill Bracken serving as executive producers.