New Years fireworks Downtown
New York City, as always, plans to ring in 2006 with a barrage of colorful eventsand not just the usual Times Square mayhem.
The famed fireworks family, the Gruccis, will light the sky over New York Harbor for the 4th year in a row.
The New Years Eve @ The Lady show will cap off a year of 12 Grucci events Downtown, including a Valentines Day display at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park City, and of course, July 4th.
The New Years display will be visible from anywhere with a view of the Statue of Liberty, and the sky above. The view is especially spectacular from Battery Park, suggests M. Philip Butler, the events producer.
Battery Park Citys Wagner Park is another good place to watch the display.
The fireworks display will rings in the New Year at midnight, and typically last for 10 to 15 minutes. New Years Eve definitely has more of a fun vibe than any other show we put on, said Butler, Of course 4th of July is fun too, but thats a different style, and much more family oriented.
Fireworks by Grucci will also decorate the skies in Myrtle Beach, Palm Beach, Lake Charles and Las Vegas on New Years Eve, but Butler says there is no place like New York. Ive been all over the world and Ive never seen anything prettier than fireworks set alongside the Statue of Liberty, he said. It really is second to none.