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Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy July 4 Independence Day America From Roosevelt Island - Macy's Fireworks Celebration Viewing At Southpoint & FDR Four Freedoms Park Tonight

Image of John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence from US History



July 4 will be celebrated on Roosevelt Island with viewing the Macy's Fireworks from Southpoint and FDR Four Freedoms Park.

Image From RIOC

 According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
Please be advised that both Southpoint Park and Four Freedoms Park will close at 12 PM on Monday, July 4, 2016 to begin preparations for the 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. The parks will re-open at 5 PM with entry only for individuals who show valid tickets to the event. Thank you. 
And:
FOURTH OF JULY FAMILY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016 5PM—10:30PM EDT

SOUTHPOINT PARK & FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT FOUR FREEDOMS PARK

As part of the event, enjoy live music from Shiner and The Kyle Lacy Band, who will rock out on the Southpoint Park lawn from 5:30 – 9:15 PM!

Glow sticks will be on sale to brighten the party atmosphere and attendees can get festive designs by our face painters! Food, including Neapolitan Express Pizza, Main Street Sweets, and Great Performances, will also be available for purchase inside Southpoint Park. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:25 PM!

We look forward to seeing you there!
All of the Roosevelt Island July 4 Fireworks Celebration online tickets were sold out minutes after becoming available. 

Except, RIOC announced that single standby tickets are available.
STANDBY TICKETS

FOURTH OF JULY FAMILY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016 5PM—10:30PM EDT

SOUTHPOINT PARK & FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT FOUR FREEDOMS PARK

Due to the overwhelming demand, a limited number of standby tickets will be available at Firefighter’s Field on Monday, July 4th between 6-8:30 PM. Standby tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis until capacity has been reached. Standby tickets will be one per person. Attendees must be present to receive standby wristband. YOU MUST CHECK IN FOR A STANDBY WRISTBAND AT FIREFIGHTER’S FIELD TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR STANDBY TICKETS.

Please visit http://rioc.ny.gov/pdf/JULY4TH2016.pdf for full event details. Thank you.
Also, from RIOC:
Visitors to Lighthouse, Southpoint and Four Freedoms Parks are advised that the Roosevelt Island Public Safety Department (PSD) will be conducting security spot checks of containers, backpacks and oversized bags that are brought into the parks on Monday, July 4, 2016. Visitors are reminded that alcoholic drinks, outside grills, illegal drugs, and other illegal items are strictly prohibited within the parks.

As a reminder, fireworks are not permitted in New York State, including on Roosevelt Island, at any time. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.
And:
Please be advised that on Monday July 4, 2016, visitor parking at the Motorgate Garage will be limited to ensure adequate parking for residents and patrons with a monthly permit. Residents without a monthly access card should be prepared to show proof of residency when approaching the 36th Avenue bridge. It is recommended that residents who need to park in Motorgate arrive no later than 5 pm to secure admittance.

As a reminder, fireworks are not permitted in New York State, including on Roosevelt Island, at any time.
Have a happy and safe July 4 celebration.

UPDATE 5 PM - Ticket holders line next to Visitors Center Kiosk


and Stand By ticket line next to Firefighters Field


started to form shortly after 4 PM today.

UPDATE 11:PM - Heavy rain began about 8 PM and many, including me, left before the fireworks started.


If you stayed and have pictures or video of the fireworks, please send over and share.

UPDATE 11:20 PM - From the Twitterverse:

#july4th

A video posted by Chris W (@strypephotos) on

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