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The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

Having followed the exploits of the Veverka Brothers who have been around the World creating a documentary film about fireworks, we were thrilled to find that another short film has been created.

The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co. is a close up look at how one neighborhood in New York has taken celebrating Independence Day to another level.

The Upper Manhattan suburb of Inwood’s residents come together on the streets with their family and friends on July 4th to celebrate Independence Day away from the more popular Macy’s Independence Day Parade (which incidentally a number of them mention watching on TV before coming outside) and remain outside until the wee small hours.

In part, it appears to be a little irresponsible but as the footage shows there is a substantial Police and Fire Service presence creating a feeling of controlled madness and excitement but young and old gather together to await the fireworks which are launched from all possible sites.

There is no set up or safety plan in sight and a feeling of minor competitiveness as each person tries to outdo the last. The relaxing musical rhythm and the food being cooked all around creates a great evening out and long may it continue.


Macys New York 4th July 2013 Firework Show

Finale [Macy's Fireworks]

Every 4th July Macy’s in New York has one of the most amazing fireworks display on the planet.

The 2013 show will take place over the Hudson River and will be used to celebrate the anniversary of the USA’s independence.

The firework show will be the 37th annual show, will last about 25 minutes and approximately 40,000 aerial shells will be launched from barges anchored in the Hudson River.

Every year the show has a theme. The theme for 2012 was ‘Ignite the night’. The theme for 2013 has been revealed and it’s called ‘It begins with a spark’.

Every year the show features the ‘Golden Mile’, which is a fireworks effect stretching over one mile across the Hudson River.

The show is a star-studded event with the 2013 show rumoured to have Mariah Carey performing and Usher is also going to be arranging the music that the fireworks will be played to.

Please see the two videos below of the 2012 fireworks show.


Macys 4th of July Fireworks 2010

Macys 4th of July Fireworks 2010 has been confirmed to be taking place above the Hudson River, this is the second year in a row that the Hudson River has been favoured over the East River which it seems has ceased to be the waterway of choice for the legendary fireworks display.

Last year the fireworks display was moved from the East River to the Hudson in honour of Henry Hudson and the 400 years since he first sailed up that famous river. This has, of course, affected the annual viewing pleasures of thousands on the East River, who now have to crane their necks to get a whiff of the smoke, so why move the show?

Good question, very insightful of your reader. Well, the good people at Macy’s have said that the move this year was to better provide viewing for the countless thousands of spectators that annual gather to view the “best fireworks display in America” and to better accommodate the mighty barges employed to launch said pyrotechnics from.

The 2010 Macys Fireworks 4th of July display by SOUSA Fireworks will have over 40,000 shells launched from 6 barges in the Hudson River. The show, like any big show nowadays, will be synchronised to music. The musicians supplying the tuning for the night’s events will be none other The New York Pops Orchestra and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, along with gospel, choral groups and barbershops quartets. Classy.

We will, of course, be updating this blog to let you know all you need to know about the best 4th of July Party in the U.S of A. Stay tuned!!

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