Friday, May 17, 2013

Yet Another Fireworks Display: NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, May 16 -- UPDATED

Photo: MK Metz
The third fireworks display in a week eight days exploded over New York City Thursday night (May 16), surprising folks in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

According to the city, the fireworks display was sponsored by "XA Experimental Agency," and were set off from Pier 36, East River, on the Lower East Side.

From Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, where we were standing when we took the photo above, it appeared the fireworks were coming from Williamsburg.

The company name is actually "XA the experiential agency" (not "experimental"). They do branding, live events, gorilla marketing, stunts and PR. No word what particular client (if any) they were celebrating tonight.

UPDATE: Flyingflashlight shot a video of the display from a bridge. We think we see several letters at the beginning of the show -- maybe USA? or XAU?

Photo: MK Metz
 Yesterday (Wednesday, May 15) another fireworks display was set off from Liberty Island. We caught this one from Brooklyn Bridge Park (photo left). (That's the Statue of Liberty in the lower right corner.)

The sponsor was Allied P.R.A. – Pet Smart.

And on May 8 we had the Norwegian Cruise Lines/ Rockettes /Peter Max cruise ship fireworks.

If that's not enough for you, on both Friday and Saturday (May 17 and 18) more fireworks will be shot off (at 10:50 p.m.) from Citi Field in Queens, as part of the Electric Daisy Carnival.

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flyingflashlight said...

Thanks for the post. Was wondering what the occasion was. Where did you find your info about who organized the display? I couldn't find the listing on the city site, except for a 311 page ( that had since updated to no longer reveal info about May 16 events.

Anyway, I happend to be on the bridge and I got video of the fireworks. Here you go:

mcbrooklyn said...

Thanks flyingflashlight. You had a great vantage point up there.
Is it just us or do you see the letters "USA" repeated several times at the beginning of the fireworks?

mcbrooklyn said...

Forgot to say we found the information on the 311 page, and it was still up when we looked.