May 26, By Christian Murray
The Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks are returning to the Long Island City waterfront again this year for the third year running, several sources have confirmed.
The fireworks will be shot from several barges located on the East River and the spectacle will begin at 9:20 pm.
Macy’s brought the fireworks back to the East River in 2015 after they were moved to the Hudson River in 2009. Since their return Macy’s has been using Hunters Point South Park as its base.
In the past two years, the fireworks have brought more than 50,000 spectators to the Long Island City waterfront for viewing, according to police.
Sources say that the set up will be similar to last year where Hunters Point South Park will be closed to the public. The park will be used by Macy’s as a staging area.
Visitors will have access to Gantry Plaza State Park for viewing.
Several performers are expected to come to Hunters Point South Park on the days leading up to the event for pre-recording. In the past two years, rapper Flo Rida and pop stars Robin Thicke and Meghan Trainor have performed.