A different 4th of July but no less fun for that. We tell you where to see the traditional fireworks of the celebration
Macy’s show from home
One of New York’s most anticipated light shows, the one performed by Macy’s, And which usually draws thousands of residents to watch from the roofs of their homes, it will now take place at various undisclosed locations in the city from today through Saturday with a duration of just five minutes. This strategy is intended to prevent New Yorkers from congregating in public spaces. There will be a special presentation outlining the display of lights that will be televised across the country on Saturday at 8 pm ET on NBC.
Lights from Washington
Fireworks will light up Washington during the event A Capital of Fourth, which usually takes place in the West Lawn of the capital. However, this year, to maintain social distance, it can be seen from home. The presentation will feature previously recorded performances by artists such as Patti LaBelle and Renée Fleming. Actors John Stamos and Vanessa Williams will be the hosts. It can be seen on Saturday by the public channel PBS, pbs.org, and on the Facebook page and YouTube channel of that chain. 8 pm Eastern time.
Texas and Nashville celebrate
The celebration Shell Freedom Over Texas, from Houston, an annual festival that takes place in the Buffalo Bayou, can now only be seen virtually. The event includes fireworks and music shows like the Houston Symphony and singer Pat Green. Saturday, 8 pm ET at abc13.com. Also on the site newschannel5.com, at 10 pm EST, you will see the Let Freedom Sing! Fireworks. the Nashville event that this time will not have music concerts but that will honor healthcare workers and those on the front line serving coronavirus patients.
Party in the Grand Park
On Saturday, the annual event held in the Gran Park of downtown Los Angeles, will be held this time virtually; this park and the Music Center are the hosts. Among what netizens will be able to enjoy will be presentations by local bands, poetry, activities for children, comedy, and art, and literature workshops. The first hour will be available on abc7.com starting at 7 pm Pacific time; Later, from 8 to 10 pm, you can follow the events on la36.org, Facebook Live (@GrandParkLosAngeles and @MusicCenterLA), grandparkla.org, and musiccenter.org.
There will be no fireworks, but there will be the participation of personalities such as the singer San Cha (in the photo), the chef Jocelyn Acevedo, the actor Danny Trejo, the poet Luis J. Rodríguez, the visual artist Patrick Martínez and the owners of Cerda Vega, who sell beef jerky in a food truck.
‘Hamilton’ at Disney Plus
One way to celebrate July 4th would also be by watching the acclaimed musical “Hamilton”, the work of Puerto Rican-born author Lin-Manuel Miranda, which premieres this Friday on the Disney Plus channel. The live recording of this work features Miranda himself and was directed by Thomas Kail.
The dance company Diavolo: Architecture in Motion returns to The Soraya theater in virtual form, this time with “This Is Me: Letters from the Front Lines”, a film by Jacques Heim, artistic director of this institution, which explores how the current A climate of isolation has caused human beings to have a more introspective vision.
This, The Soraya’s fourth online presentation, also captures the resilience, determination, and hope of the human spirit as it follows the paths of veteran servicemen and staff caring for coronavirus sufferers, who share what it is to be true warriors in the front ranks and fight an invisible enemy that all humanity currently faces. It premieres as part of the Fridays at 4 series on The Soraya’s Facebook page, facebook.com/TheSorayaStage, and on the site thesoraya.org.
Ailey Extension’s virtual studios will welcome dancers from around the world this summer with a variety of workshops specially designed to be followed from home. These classes can be taken by dancers of all ages and at all experience levels, to explore the diversity of dance and improve their skills from wherever they are.
Children up to 7 years old can take classes that are designed and designed for children from 7 to 12 years old. The program, titled Kids and Teens Online, will teach young dancers the fundamentals of ballet, contemporary dance, and hip hop techniques while helping them develop coordination and individuality in their movements. Classes are taught by prominent New York choreographers and will culminate in a digital presentation for family and friends. The courses start today with various schedules, depending on the age of the participants. For cost and details go to aileyextension.com.
In “Days of Grace”, during the soccer World Cup everything goes, it is a “holy” time. The world enters paralyzing vertigo. A policeman, a hostage, a family, and revenge. There are three ways to fight to survive in this film that has received good reviews from the audience and at festivals like Cannes.
The film is part of the twelfth edition of the Hola México Film Festival, which this time was postponed until September 2020. Filmed in 2011 under the direction of Everardo Gout and with the performance of Tenoch Huerta, Dolores Heredia, Harold Torres, Carlos Bardem, and Christian Ferrer. It will be available from today to Sunday. The cost to see it is $ 4.99. The ticket entitles you to participate via Zoom in a question and answer session with part of the cast. Details at xerb.tv/channel/holamexicoff/virtual-events.