4th of July fireworks in New York City set for the East River again

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Fireworks light up the sky above the Brooklyn Bridge during Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show, Friday, July 4, 2014, in New York.
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NEW YORK (WABC) -- The 39th annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks will once again ignite the skyline over New York City from the East River with the nation's largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display.

The show will begin at approximately 9:20 PM on the Fourth of July from 2 locations on the East River in Midtown and within the South Street Seaport historic district.

Brave, the theme of this year's show, will fire more than 40,000 pyrotechnic shells during a 25-minute synchronized display. Designed in collaboration with PyroSpectaculars by Souza, the show will be fired from four barges positioned between 23rd and 37th Streets in Midtown and from one double-barge positioned below the Brooklyn Bridge.

"Last year, we brought Macy's incredible fireworks back to the East River - and this year, with barges up and down the river, even more New Yorkers will be able to take part," said Mayor Bill de Blasio. "This celebration will light up the sky for millions in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan. There's no question: this will be a dynamite 4th of July for New Yorkers across the city."

For more information on the 39th annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks, please visit www.macys.com/fireworks.

Macy's Fireworks are seen by more than 3 million spectators and millions of viewers nationwide.