2017 New Year firework displays

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Sports, Fun And Latest Published on Dec 31, 2016
Auckland, New Zealand – New Year’s Eve 2017 Fireworks and Celebrations From Around The World

ABC TV Published on Dec 31, 2016
Sydney New Year’s Eve 2016 – Midnight Fireworks

Chineseisable Published on Dec 31, 2016
2017 Hong Kong New Year Countdown Fireworks
Happy New Year 2017 !!!

BBC Published on Dec 31, 2016
London Fireworks 2016/ 17 – New Year’s Eve Fireworks – BBC One

Build-up to New York 2016/2017 ball drop [history]:

CBS This Morning Published on Dec 31, 2016
How did the Times Square ball drop become a NYE tradition?
The New Year’s Eve ball drop takes exactly 60 seconds and has become the universal symbol of welcoming in the New Year. Reena Ninan reports on how this iconic yet arbitrary tradition began.

Business Insider Published on Dec 30, 2016
Why we drop a ball on New Year’s Eve
The dropping of the New Year’s Eve ball in Times Square has been a tradition for over 100 years. We spoke with the agent for the ball itself, Jeffrey Straus, and climbed to the top of One Times Square to find out why millions join together on December 31st to watch a lighted ball drop down a pole.

LamRyan1 Published on Dec 31, 2016
Times Square New Year Ball Drop 2017!!
This was the ball drop as featured on the Live Stream together with Imagine by Rachel Platten. The song sung before that was Better Place composed by her. Also Includes an Aerial View of Central Park’s Fireworks! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

[Xmas Eve at the Burj]
Aftab Computers & Photo Studio Kanju Swat Published on Dec 24, 2016
dubai Burj Khalifa live LED Show 2017
Burj Khalifa Tower stands at an amazing 2,722 feet.

رياضه للجميع Published on Dec 30, 2016
New Year’s Eve celebration in Dubai 2017
2017 youcef zarouta
The theme is celebrating national pride, serving as symbolic bridge between the present and future. The highlight of this year’s NYE fireworks is that the sequence will recreate the design of the logo of Expo 2020. This logo was inspired by the 4,000-year-old ring discovered by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President & Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, at the Sarouq Al Hadeed site. The music for the fireworks is inspired by Middle Eastern melodies, with a series of compelling crescendos that match the scale of the fireworks.

Fireworks by Grucci.
Grucci is a sixth-generation, family-owned and operated company. Known as “America’s First Family of Fireworks,” the Gruccis have transformed the night skies to the delight of millions across the globe since 1850. They are world-renowned for pyrotechnic artistry, scientific innovation and old-fashioned values. Phil Grucci currently serves as President/CEO of Fireworks by Grucci, Inc. and Pyrotechnique by Grucci, Inc., the manufacturing entity of the Grucci group of companies. 
 
Southern Italy is the Grucci ancestral home. Angelo Lanzetta, founder and great-grandfather to Felix Grucci, Sr., started it all in 1850. In 1870, he brought the family’s pyrotechnic artistry to Elmont, Long Island, New York, entering America as an immigrant through Ellis Island. After Angelo’s death in 1899, his son, Anthony carried on the family business and in 1923 brought his nephew, Felix Grucci, Sr., to serve as an apprentice. Competition was strong, but the firework market weak. Early in the Depression, they moved their business to Miami, Florida in hope of greener pastures. But, homesick, and at the urging of the family, they returned to Bellport, New York in 1929 to continue their business. More at http://www.grucci.com/home.html?pgid=1

Jul 6, 2016
Forbes’ Timothy Pierson interviews Phil Grucci at http://www.forbes.com/video/5018079688001/ (3:55)

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2 responses to “2017 New Year firework displays

  1. Elizabeth

    Times Square looks amazing in 2016

    Concert date: Oct 9, 2016

    15-time Grammy Award winning musician and philanthropist, Alicia Keys shut down the iconic New York City landmark of Times Square for an hour and a half to share her music with hundreds of fans. But she didn’t stop there, taking the opportunity to spread a positive message of social awareness that touched upon racism and the Black Lives Matter movement, global warming and the upcoming election.

    Great blog by Britany Murphy at https://blackgirlnerds.com/alicia-keys-times-square/

    Dartchy Published on Dec 4, 2016
    Alicia Keys & Jay Z – Empire State of Mind LIVE (HERE in Times Square) HIGH QUALITY 2016
    High quality video of Alicia Keys & Jay Z performing Empire State of Mind live in Times Square in 2016.

    Hanan Chittock Published on Nov 18, 2016
    Alicia Keys feat. John Mayer and Questlove – If I Ain’t Got You / Gravity
    On October 9th 2016, Alicia Keys threw a surprise concert in Times Square to support her upcoming Here LP. Keys invited a bevy of special guests to contribute to the musical celebration, including John Mayer and Questlove, who previously had shared a stage at the Roots Picnic in Bryant Park the weekend before. Hip-hop phenoms Q-Tip, Jay Z, and Nas were among the many other musicians that performed at the pop-up performance.

    Tudor Spinu Published on Dec 3, 2016
    Alicia Keys Here in Times Square 2016 Note issues with sound cutout on this release, go to Forward.

    █ More videos including full concert coverage at http://www.bet.com/shows/alicia-here-in-times-square.html

    Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and actress. Keys was born in the Hell’s Kitchen area of Manhattan, New York City. She is the only child of Teresa (Augello), a paralegal and part-time actress, and Craig Cook, a flight attendant. Keys’ father is African American and her mother is of Italian, Scottish, and Irish descent. Keys has expressed that she was comfortable with her multiracial heritage because she felt she was able to “relate to different cultures”. Her parents separated when she was two and she was subsequently raised by her mother. Throughout her career, Keys has won numerous awards such as 15 Grammy Awards, and has sold over 35 million albums and 30 million singles worldwide. Billboard magazine named her the top R&B songs artist of the 2000s decade. In 2010, VH1 included Keys on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Billboard magazine placed her number ten on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. In February 2012, Keys was ranked 14th on VH1’s 100 Greatest Women in Music list. Keys was ranked at number thirty-three on VH1’s “50 Greatest Women of the Video Era” list. Wikipedia

  2. Elizabeth

    Post updated with concert video of Times Square New Year Ball Drop 2017.

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