Saturday, July 18, 2009

Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks

On July 4th, we went to the Macy's Fireworks Show on the Hudson River. The Macy's fireworks are usually on the East River, but this year was the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's historic voyage on the Hudson River. The fireworks started at 9pm, but we heard that we should get there early. We left my apartment at about 4:30 so we were in our seats (or had claimed our spot on the highway) by 5:30pm. It was a good thing we got there early as we got a spot with an excellent view. There were 6 barges on the river - from 23rd street to 59th street. We were able to see 4 of the barges from our spot at 40th street.

This was right after we arrived - notice all of the space around us.
This was about 2 hours after we arrived - all of the extra space was gone!
Self portrait.

I think these were NYPD helicopters doing a flyover.

Best fireworks show I have ever seen.


Janis said...

So much fun--wish the whole family could have seen the show. Miss you Love you

Mikele said...

Sweet shot of the fireworks!