While I admit that this photo was not taken very near to New Providence, it was taken in New Jersey, and I am SURE that there are similar fireworks displays happening in the N.P. area, and this is what they would look like.
Anyway: HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! For those unfamiliar with the tradition, July 4, 1776 was the day that a bunch of early American colonists signed a document that basically said, “Screw you, England, we’re independent now, and we will totally fight you on this.”
(The U.S.A. is on better terms with England now, but we were pretty mad at the time.)
How exactly fireworks became part of the annual July 4th tradition, I’m not sure, but here they are, and they’re pretty fantastic.