Macy’s first of six New York fireworks shows is tonight, but no one knows where – NBC New York

What to know

  • This year, Macy’s July 4th fireworks show will include unique displays in each county on different nights, ending on Independence Day.
  • The first show is on Monday, but Macy’s won’t reveal the time or location in advance; each show before the end will last approximately 5 minutes
  • The finale, headed by John Legend, will air on NBC from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4.

Monday is the first of six daily Macy’s fireworks shows to celebrate on July 4, the first time the megaretailer has spread its stunning displays over the course of a full week and across each of the five boroughs.

However, apart from the end of Saturday July 4th led by John Legend, no one knows exactly where each fireworks show will be. That is by design. Macy’s has said it will not announce the location or hours of its shows in advance, although New Yorkers are expected to be informed of a general neighborhood just before show time.

“To encourage and support COVID-19’s social distancing and security efforts, and mitigate anticipated gathering of large crowds over an extended period, we have chosen to delight New Yorkers with unannounced displays in all five boroughs this year,” said Macy’s .

According to Macy’s, each “brief but powerful 5-minute display” leading up to the end of July 4 will display its signature pyrotechnic scale. Thousands of stunning shells will be fired per minute, with heights of up to 1,000 feet.

The finale will be longer and will air on NBC on Saturday night.

According to Macy’s, this year’s fireworks will feature a musical score that is “a mix of patriotic and pop anthems celebrating New York City’s resistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular It will air on July 4 on NBC (8-10pm ET / PT, 7-9pm CT / MT. For more information, check local listings).

New York City is delivering on its promise to celebrate Independence Day this year with Macy’s iconic fireworks show despite the coronavirus pandemic.