NEW YORK (AP) The first fireworks show to hit New York City will start this summer, marking the first time the nation’s capital has ever seen fireworks.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city’s largest annual event will begin on Sunday at 8:15 p.m. and run through to about 6:30 a.m., with more fireworks to be scheduled later.
De Blasio announced the fireworks show on Twitter on Sunday, saying the city “will not stop until every New Yorker can celebrate Independence Day.”
The event will be televised live by Fox and will air on New York’s Fox Business Network.
The show will be hosted by New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo, who also serves as president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
DeBlasio and Cuomo spoke by phone before announcing the fireworks event on Twitter.
De Blasio said the governor is “grateful to be able to join with the governor of New York and the Mayor of New Jersey in welcoming New Yorkers to the nation�s largest annual celebration.”
De Blasio added that he�s thrilled to be working with the U,S.
President Donald Trump, and with the New York State Department of Emergency Management and Police to make sure New Yorkers are able to enjoy the festivities and safety.
“The president tweeted on Sunday that he is thrilled to welcome thousands of New Yorkers and we will be able show the nation what a great city we are.
The New York fireworks will begin at 8 p.meters, and it�ll be a great day.
New Yorkers can be assured they�ll get plenty of fireworks and enjoy the best of the city.