Macy’s 4th of July fireworks on the Hudson this year

One of the nation’s largest July Fourth fireworks shows moves back to the Hudson River this year to celebrate the 400th anniversary of English explorer Henry Hudson’s voyage to New York.

It’s been 9 years since we’ve had the Macy’s extravaganza on this side of Manhattan. Ordinarily it’s held on the East River — although the extravaganza began on the Hudson 50 years ago.

Henry Hudson sailed the river in 1609 in the Dutch-flagged Half Moon while trying to find a passage to Asia. Rumor is he found a few dead wiseguys tied to concrete blocks, several loose tires and flocks of Canada geese.


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