Posts Tagged ‘Fireworks’

Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures…

Uptown Fireworks 2017 In Pictures...

It looks like the Uptown tradition of setting off industrial grade fireworks in the streets is alive and thriving. In fact, from the looks of things it seems to have spread from just being a Dyckman thing to all parts of Uptown and the Bronx. As usual the UC was there to capture the magic […]


8/5/14: Lost Inwood Summer Spectacular @ Indian Road Café

8/5/14: Lost Inwood Summer Spectacular @ Indian Road Café

Tuesday, August 5th at 7:30 pm The Indian Road Café (218th Street and Indian Road) This month Lost Inwood explores the activities and places of summers’ past. Through photos and fascinating oral histories we’ll explore the swimming pools, bowling alleys and movies theaters that gave the children of Inwood’s past a respite from the summer […]


Manhattan’s Illegal Fireworks, a Tradition of Boom and Bust | NY Times

Manhattan’s Illegal Fireworks, a Tradition of Boom and Bust | NY Times

By JULIE TURKEWITZ It was a few days before the Fourth of July, and the man known to his friends as Scruff was ticking off his final to-do list. A grocery run for steak and shrimp. A haircut. And more fireworks. History has shown, Scruff observed, that you can never have too many fireworks. All […]


Epic Fireworks Blog: Long Live Dyckman Fireworks!

Epic Fireworks Blog: Long Live Dyckman Fireworks!

The blokes over Epic Fireworks in the UK are “the biggest And best Fireworks blog in the world” and they recently showed our little film some love. Check out what they had to say below and please check out the film and share it widely… Epic Fireworks Blog The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co. is […]


The NY Times Says Watch Dyckman Fireworks…

The NY Times Says Watch Dyckman Fireworks…

We started the day with the super awesome news that our short film, The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co., got some love from the indispensable NY Times. Thanks to reporters Andy Newman, Annie Correal and Kenneth Rosen for including us in the New York Today daily roundup. See below for the succinct and superb breakdown […]


The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

The wait is finally over. Our film, The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co., is now out. Filmed entirely on the 4th of July 2013, the short film is an inside look at the Independence Day celebrations Uptown. We enlisted a great group of local cinematographers such as Emmanuel “DJ Boy” Abreu, Emil Baez, Jose “Lozer […]


World Premiere of Dyckman Fireworks @ District 12 In Pictures…

World Premiere of Dyckman Fireworks @ District 12 In Pictures...

Photography by Emil Baez (@EBmagination)


Lighting it up | Manhattan Times

Lighting it up | Manhattan Times

Story by Sherry Mazzocchi A new independent documentary about fireworks is sparking controversy. Filmmakers Jonathan Ullman and Led Black chronicled Northern Manhattan’s most explosive night—July 4th. Last summer, when they were working on their feature length documentary, Nutcracker, people told them to come back with their cameras and capture something really memorable. The next night […]


Annual Upper Manhattan fireworks spectacular stars in new short film | NY Daily News

Annual Upper Manhattan fireworks spectacular stars in new short film | NY Daily News

BY Michael J. Feeney | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Every year in Inwood, people take to the streets to shoot off sky-high fireworks as their neighbors look on in awe. It’s a Fourth of July tradition in the neighborhood, and it’s getting a new life on film. A Washington Heights filmmaker will premiere his new […]


The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

The Incredibly Spectacular Dyckman Fireworks Co.

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Independence Day 2013; the Nutcracker Films crew was on hand in the Dyckman area to capture and document the magic and moxie of the 4th of July celebrations Uptown. We put together an incredible team of talented, young and local cinematographers that included Emmanuel “DJ Boy” Abreu, Emil Baez, Jose “Lozer […]


Vine of the Times: The 4th of July in the Hood

Vine of the Times: The 4th of July in the Hood


July 4th in the Heights – The Recap

July 4th in the Heights - The Recap

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) BY Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) The night smelled of gunpowder, fritura (fried food) and hookah. Explosions rang out into the wee hours of the morning that rattled eardrums and set off car alarms for blocks on end. The streets swarmed with folks, cookouts abounded and the music competed with the fireworks for […]

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