Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Scenes From 2016 Roosevelt Island July 4 Independence Day Celebration - Despite The Rain, Macy's Fireworks Were Spectacular And FDR Four Freedoms Park Was Best Seat In NYC

Some highly motivated people remained at Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park and Southpoint Park last night to view the Macy's July 4 Fireworks celebration.

The hardy souls who waited through a pouring rain for the fireworks to begin, as others quickly left,

were rewarded with a lessening of the rain and a great Macy's July 4 fireworks show.

The Twitterverse shows us portions of the 2016 Macy's July 4 Fireworks seen from Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park.

Here's a look at the July 4 Fireworks from the Roosevelt Island Tram
and the Roosevelt Island Bridge.
A photo posted by Chauncey Dandridge (@houseofdandridge) on

More scenes from the Roosevelt Island July 4 Fireworks celebration at Southpoint and FDR Four Freedoms Park.

It began with ticket holders showing their tickets,

exchanging them for wristbands

and going through security

while others waited at Firefighters Field hoping to get Standby Tickets.

At Southpoint Park, a few people stopped to listen to Shiner and the Kyle Lacy Band on their way towards the main fireworks viewing area at FDR Four Freedoms Park. The band's music was played on the speakers in FDR Four Freedoms Park.

There were supposed to be several food trucks at Southpoint Park but only one showed up

causing some unhappiness for hungry fireworks watchers.
Some were able to get food from the one food truck

and others brought their own food

to picnic

at Southpoint Park.

Food is not allowed

inside the FDR Four Freedoms Park.

Upon entering, FDR Four Freedoms Park President Sally Minard

greeted visitors with American Flags.

Once inside the FDR Park, people waited on the lawn,

inside the room,

by FDR's head

and on the Queens side promenade

for the fireworks to begin.

While waiting, there was a formation of helicopters flying over

and a red, white and blue

water cannon display.

Take a walk around the FDR Four Freedoms Park as people were settling in and waiting for the fireworks to begin.

A little bit later the rain began but those that stayed had a good show.
Hopefully the July 4 Macy's fireworks will be on the East River again next year and the rain will stay away.