“This is really cool, a tremendous sign of the rebirth of New York City,” de Blasio said in a virtual briefing.
The fireworks will be launched from five barges on the East River beginning at 9:25 p.m. on July 4, said Will Coss, executive producer of the show.
The show will be broadcast live on NBC as part of a two-hour special featuring Black Pumas, Coldplay, OneRepublic and Reba McEntire, Macy’s and NBC officials said.
The big show was replaced by several small unannounced fireworks shows last year to prevent crowds from gathering during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
De Blasio said there will be dedicated areas for fully vaccinated people to enjoy this year’s show, along with other areas for people who are not vaccinated or want to join people who are not vaccinated.