LISTEN: Here’s what it takes to plan the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks
A talk with the show’s head pyrotechnician.
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He’s the fifth generation Souza running the family business: Pyro Spectaculars.
On the Fourth of July, more than 70,000 shells in 28 colors will be shot off four barges near the Brooklyn Bridge and from the overpass itself.
The show is consistently touted as the largest celebration for the holiday in the nation — and this year, according to Souza, they’re bringing some fan favorites with a contemporary twist.