After being canceled last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Empire State Plaza fireworks are back for 2021.
“Last year many of our favorite annual events were canceled due to COVID, including the iconic Fourth of July fireworks displays at Jones Beach and Empire State Plaza,” Governor Cuomo said. “Thanks to the hard work and dedication of New Yorkers in beating back the virus, we are able to enjoy these summer traditions once again. I encourage all New Yorkers to gather with their loved ones this Independence Day for these spectacular shows that celebrate our freedom as a nation, as well as the perseverance we have shown as a state throughout this pandemic.”
The Empire State Plaza fireworks have been around since 1976 and were canceled last year due to COVID-19. The festivities will be from 6:00pm-10:00pm on the plaza. FREE Parking beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Visitor and “P” Lots, Grand Street Lot, and Elk Street Lot.
A pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site will also be located on the Plaza for walk-ins starting at 5:30PM, according to CBS6.