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
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.
Viewing the #NYC #MacysFireworks from @4FreedomsPark on #RooseveltIsland. #IndependenceDay. Best view in town! pic.twitter.com/AIeYOFvw9S— Brian Sills (@BrianSills) July 5, 2016
Happy 4th of July! 🎉🌧🍾👏🏾 Fabulous display in spite of the rain! #macysfireworks #rooseveltisland… https://t.co/srJ73WpqLt— NamelyNorm (@NamelyNorm) July 5, 2016
Happy Birthday America!!! & @bluview #IndependenceDay #4thofjuly #NYC @Rooseveltisland #USA pic.twitter.com/gy377u3W02— Trevis Dane Wimer (@TDaneNYC) July 5, 2016
Worked the fireworks event on Roosevelt Island. Had a pretty awesome view. Despite rain,… https://t.co/LMyrL7t08n— Jamie Boswell (@JamieBoswell93) July 5, 2016
Here's a look at the July 4 Fireworks from the Roosevelt Island Tram
and the Roosevelt Island Bridge.Not neuro but so awesome I have to share it! #nyc #fireworks #4july #rooseveltisland pic.twitter.com/jp1RihsbTv— Braindrops Neuroblog (@BraindropsBlog) July 5, 2016
Happy Independence Day!#rooseveltisland #bridgeporn #rooseveltislandbridge #4thofjuly… https://t.co/qmDOA8VLeM— chauncey dandridge (@DJChaunceyD) July 5, 2016
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#rooseveltisland way to mess up the 4th - 1 truck is just not enough food. pic.twitter.com/Xru2oAxvjn— Peter N (@petercnorton) July 4, 2016
and others brought their own food
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.Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Park to watch the fireworks - despite the rain it was a spectacular show! pic.twitter.com/UeQehG2uzx— Four Freedoms Park (@4FreedomsPark) July 5, 2016