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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Great News - Roosevelt Island Southpoint And FDR Four Freedoms Park Open To Public For Viewing 2016 Macy's July 4 East River Fireworks Celebration

 Image From Macy's

The 2016 Macy's July 4 Fireworks celebration will take place on the East River for the second straight year after being on the Hudson River from 2009 -2014. NYC Go reports:
It wouldn't be the Fourth of July in New York City without the annual Macy's fireworks show, which made its debut in 1976 to commemorate the nation's bicentennial. In 2016, the iconic display, now located on the East River, will celebrate its 40th anniversary; fireworks will be set off from barges located between the Brooklyn Bridge and Queensboro Bridge....
According to Macy's:

Join us as we light up the sky above Manhattan’s East River. Details are on the way!
Roosevelt Island will have great views of the East River Macy's July 4 Fireworks celebration. Here's the view from FDR Four Freedoms Park last year.
I asked Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Acting President Susan Rosenthal yesterday:
Will RIOC allow 2016 Macy's July 4 fireworks viewing at Southpoint Park and FDR Park this year as was done last year?

According to NYC Go, the fireworks will be done in the East River again this year.

If yes, what will the process be for viewing the fireworks.
Ms Rosenthal replied today:
Yes, we will be celebrating our Independence here again! We are coordinating efforts with FDR Four Freedoms Park and Cornell. The process will be similar to last year’s ---with additional “surprises” in the works. 
Last year's process for viewing the fireworks was described at this prior post.

Here a snippet of what the 2015 Macy's July 4 Fireworks looked like from FDR Four Freedoms Park.

More of 2015 Macy's July 4 fireworks seen from Roosevelt Island here.

Stay tuned for further information.

UPDATE 6/10 - RIOC announced:

All attendees must register online to receive a free ticket to the fireworks viewing at Southpoint Park and Four Freedoms Park. No tickets will be available at the door. Attendees may register for up to 4 tickets. Children ages 4 and under do not need tickets.

Registration will open on Monday, June 27, 2016...
More registration information to come. Stay tuned.

UPDATE 6/16 - Click here for online ticket registration information on Roosevelt Island viewing of Macy's July 4 Fireworks at FDR And Southtown Park.