This Independence Day, attending a fireworks show with a large crowd just doesn't seem like a great idea. However, while many celebrations have been cancelled outright, this doesn't mean you have to spend July 4th under a quiet sky listening to crickets. You can watch a virtual Fourth of July fireworks show from the comfort of home. Just think, there'll be no bumper-to-bumper "going home" traffic headaches, no mosquitoes to swat, and zero humidity or possible rain showers with an at-home fireworks show. Simple air conditioning, volume control, and a comfy front row seat courtesy of your couch. Silver linings, right?
I'll be honest, so much of our summer is different this year due to COVID-19, and that's especially hard when it comes to holidays like July 4th, which come with built-in traditions. My family and I usually celebrate with friends by barbecuing at our local park, and in years past, I've sat on the pavement of the West Side Highway watching the Macy's Fireworks Show. Not this year. This July 4th, we will all be making new memories. But honoring our country's independence, spending time with family, and of course watching fireworks, will thankfully remain the same.