The first of several nights of July 4 fireworks lit up the skies of Coney Island Monday, across from the red, white, and blue Steeplechase Parachute Jump.
The Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show has been spread out in smaller displays over four nights to keep crowds lighter and socially distant because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Fireworks were also launched from the East River near Long Island City, Queens, with no public announcements to, again, keep crowds from forming to watch the extravaganza.
The Coney Island light show began at 10:15 p.m. and ran in five minute spurts. The displays occurred in each borough between June 29 and July 1 — with a grand finale that will air July 4 on NBC. That broadcast will feature a conglomeration of the smaller shows, but also a live fireworks display along with musical acts.
The times and locations of the fireworks were not revealed in advance. Officials said the fireworks barges would be in view of anyone who was out at that particular hour.
[Photos by Todd Maisel]
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