MACY’S FIREWORKS IN LIC: WHAT IT WAS LIKE LAST NIGHT

Around 6:30pm

Around 6:30pm

 

The arrival runway on 48th Avenue

The arrival runway on 48th Avenue

Hunters Point South Park walled off to all but VIP's

Hunters Point South Park walled off to all but VIP’s and Press

The anticipation builds, 20 minutes before the start

The anticipation builds, 20 minutes before the start

Finally, after 7 years!

Finally, after 7 years!

It's All Over Now Baby Blue

It’s All Over Now Baby Blue

Beautiful weather, moderate temperatures and no wind, set the tone for a perfect return of the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks to Long Island City.  Groups  started trickling in around 3pm and by six pm there was a steady stream which continued up until showtime, but never to an overwhelming extent.  Everything went very smoothly, with all attendees entering the waterfront at 48th Avenue and Vernon Blvd.  The barges arrived around 7pm, with the northern most directly across from the Gantries.  After the show, there was a slight wait to exit, but Gantry Plaza was completely cleared within a half hour of the finish.  All in all a spectacular event.

3 thoughts on “MACY’S FIREWORKS IN LIC: WHAT IT WAS LIKE LAST NIGHT

  1. Summer says:

    Great post — great pictures!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    thank god i was in Chicago for fireworks and the dead
    could not get out of town fast enough for this insanity

  3. […] Then a crescendo begins to build in the afternoon, reaching its climax at 9pm July 4th evening.  If you want an idea of exactly what to expect on that day, here is last years coverage and pics. […]

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