According to CBS 2 in New York, Mayor Bill de Blasio just announced not too long ago that the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is returning to New York City this year.

The fireworks will be shot off on July 4th beginning at 9pm on the East River. The NYPD will be there to make sure vaccinated and unvaccinated areas are enforced. I think that's a great addition to this year and I think other people will appreciate it too.

In addition to those fireworks, there will be another fireworks show in Coney Island at 10:15pm. Lots of fireworks to watch on tv this year. The first year where July 4th will be somewhat normal.

The world is going back to a somewhat normal state thanks to vaccines and restrictions that have been in place and I, for one am thrilled.

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