HUGE FIREWORK SHOWS PLANNED FOR JULY 4
Two of the biggest pyrotechnic shows in the country will blast off over the National Mall in Washington.
They’ll also be seen over a mile stretch of New York City’s East River, separating Manhattan from the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn.
Some classic July Fourth events such as Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest in Brooklyn’s Coney Island remain scaled back.
This is to allow for social distancing in recognition of the continued threat of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 600,000 Americans.
The more aggressive Delta variant from India has raised alarms about the potential for another surge among the unvaccinated.