Skip to comments.Boston Fourth of July fireworks moved to Thursday, July 3
Posted on 07/02/2014 7:01:39 PM PDT by shineon
BOSTON (WHDH) - As the Boston Pops Fourth of July Spectacular approaches officials in charge of planning have decided to move the festivities to Thursday night, July 3.
"We think tomorrow, the 3rd, gives us the best opportunity to get the live show and fireworks off, Mass. State Police Col. Tim Alben said.
The decision to move the Boston Pops concert and fireworks over the Esplanade was based on the expected track of Tropical Storm Arthur.
"It's not optimal, we wish it were, but we've got to deal with this, Alben said.
Storrow Drive will be closed at noon on Thursday and the Mass. Ave Bridge will close at 6 p.m.
The secure area on the Esplanade will not be opened until 5 p.m. Thursday but the rest of the park will remain open.
If rain causes problems the fireworks could be postponed to Saturday but the concert would be cancelled.
Something’s afoot — I smell a war being waged against the 4th of July.
Anything at all for the libs to take away from America’s fight for freedom and the celebration thereof.
I tend to agree with you. It’s unfortunate that it turned out this way, but I don’t see malice.
There will be a lot of folks outside, and it would be best to play it safe rather than be sorry later that something went wrong.
The fact that they are celebrating at all, kind of shoots down the idea they were trying to avoid it.
There are times when it’s reasoned to switch things around.
I say this believing weather is a problem. If it isn’t, then I would have to lean back in your direction.
3rd, 4th, 5th, whatever. As long as there’s a good sale at Target or the Toyota store. Right?
I feel the same way.
(It was General Knox).
Celebrating the 4th of July is offensive to people who celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
This is their country now.
Get with the program.
Frostbite in the hands and feet probably yeah.
Cinco de Mayo. is a made up holiday nmeans nothinfg to mexicans its a american holiday to sell beer and tacos
It means a lot to liberals who hate America and worship the idea of a Brown Majority that speaks something other than that damned Anglo Saxon tongue.
I thought it was Cinco de mayo. Like, add a 5th of mayonnaise to that sandwich brother.
The storm will be at North Carolina on Friday.
Still would have been smarter tomove it to the next day instead of earlier.
On July 3rd 1776, John Adams had written to his wife Abigail:
“The SECOND day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”
If heavy rains come, it would be hard to get things cleaned up and prepared in time. Think muddy venues and the like.
I’ve never, ever heard of a 4th of July show being moved up early due to weather in my 20+ years. Maybe someone can correct me?
Columbus Ohio has been doing this for years. And they do have a great fireworks show.
They probably could not postpone it, if the production people for fireworks and sound and lights had commitments after the fourth.
Preponing it may have been the best solution to having the event at all.
And it still may get rained out.
this should not bother you. What would bother me is if they cancelled entirely- this shows that at least the libs care about contracts and possibly the Fourth.