Visit this link The Macys 39th fireworks is back to the East River 2nd time in a row and will light up NYC's Brooklyn Bridge (one of the oldest suspension bridges in the US)!
This marks the 2nd time in a row that Macy’s lit up the Brooklyn Bridge with fireworks since July 4, 1995.
Visit this link The best viewing places to see the Macys fireworks are Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights Promenade according ty NYCGO.com
Visit this link Best Places to Watch Fireworks in NYC
For things to do in NYC on July 4th visit the following posts:
Δ Annual Nighttime Walking Tour of Revolutionary War New York as listed on TIMEOUT
Δ Fourth of July in New York City post by NYC TOURIST.
Δ Fourth of July at SkyRoom, Hells Kitchen, NYC
Δ Where to Eat and Drink on July Fourth in NYC
Here's Google's wonderful doodle for this year's Fourth of July!
Happy 239th Independence Day America! Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and safe one.
However you spend it and whatever you do, please remember to not text while driving or while playing with fireworks. Hard to believe, I swear you can't make this up: This morning on my way home from the Jersey Shore, a lady driver was in her car plucking hairs from her chin on Hope Road before the right turn onto the Garden State Parkway not only during the red light but continuing tweezing even when the light turned green. She must have a hell of a lot of hair on her chin.
Although President Adams's Independence Day prediction was July 2, the actual date the resolution of independence was approved in a closed session of Congress, from the getgo, Americans celebrated independence on July 4th, which is the date shown on the much-publicized Declaration of Independence. Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. This year marks the 238th Anniversary.
Remarkable coincidence is that both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, the only signers of the Declaration of Independence who later served as Presidents of the United States, died on the same day: July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration.
Although not a signer of the Declaration of Independence, but another Founding Father who became a President, James Monroe, died on July 4, 1831, thus becoming the third president in a row who died on this memorable day. Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, was born on July 4, 1872, and, so far, is the only President to have been born on Independence Day.
If you happen to be in New York City on July 4th, don't miss Macy's Fourth of July fireworks display on the East River which begins at 9:00pm. This year marks Macy's 39th year celebrating July 4th with fireworks in NYC. More information visit this link at Macys Fireworks return to East River at Brooklyn Bridge! or go to this Christian Today article about July 4th.
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