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Macy’s 4th of July fireworks will return to the East River for biggest show yet

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This year’s spectacular will be the grandest show seen in decades

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks New York City 2016 Elyssa Walter/Curbed Flickr Pool

Get ready, New Yorkers: We’re now just a month out from July 4, which means it’s almost time for the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. And in keeping with the past few years, the spectacle will once again head to the East River, bringing what the company is calling the “largest display in more than a decade” to Midtown. (h/t Gothamist)

What does that mean, exactly? Those who are willing to brave the crowds can expect more than 60,000 shells launched from five barges along the East River. That’s a significant increase over last year’s show where 52,000 shells were launched from four barges.

The 25-minute display will also feature pyrotechnics with new designs like “color changing chrysanthemums, purple crackling ghost peonies, orange bees, and pulsing happy faces,” per a press release from Macy’s.

More than three million spectators are expected to turn up for the event, which means getting around Midtown will definitely be a slog that day.

As the date draws nearer, we’ll have more details on that event itself, along with a full list of the best places to watch the fireworks in New York (assuming you don’t want to squish yourself onto the East River waterfront with a million other eager spectators).