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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Roosevelt Island Residents Online Advanced Ticket Registration For July 4 Fireworks Celebration At Southpoint Park & FDR Four Freedoms Park Begins Monday June 26 12 PM

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) will open July 4 Fireworks Celebration online advance ticket registration for Roosevelt Island residents only beginning Monday June 26 at 12 PM.


Click here for Roosevelt Island residents advanced July 4 ticket registration starting 12 PM Monday June 26..

Make sure to include the password shown in flyer.

According to RIOC:
... All attendees must register online to receive a free ticket to the fireworks viewing at Southpoint Park and Four Freedoms Park. You can register for up to FOUR free tickets PER HOUSEHOLD, using your name, home address, and email address. Children ages 4 and under do not need tickets.

Individuals registering multiple times will be eliminated from the system and WILL NOT RECEIVE TICKETS....

... The capacity for the event is 2,500 attendees total at both locations. Tickets guarantee access to both Southpoint Park and Four Freedoms Park...
Please note, registration tomorrow is only for Roosevelt Island residents.

General registration opens 1 PM Wednesday, June 28.

The advanced ticket registration information with password was supposed to have been sent to all residents from your building management.

UPDATE 6/26 - Direct link to registration here.

UPDATE 1 PM - Received reports from residents trying to get tickets that at least by 12:35 PM tickets were unavailable and sold out.

UPDATE 6/28 5:40 PM - According to RIOC:
STANDBY TICKETS

FOURTH OF JULY FAMILY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION
TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017 5PM—10:30PM EDT
SOUTHPOINT PARK & FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT FOUR FREEDOMS PARK

Tickets are currently sold out. Due to overwhelming demand, a limited number of standby tickets will be available at Firefighter’s Field on Tuesday, July 4th between 7:30 - 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 a standby wristband.YOU MUST CHECK IN FOR A STANDBY WRISTBAND AT FIREFIGHTER’S FIELD TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR STANDBY TICKETS.

Firefighter's Field will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th , opening at 7:30 PM ONLY for those procuring standby tickets.

Please visit https://rioc.ny.gov/pdf/July4Fireworks.pdf for full event details. Thank you.
UPDATE 7/1 - According to RIOC:
... WRISTBANDS

Print your ticket or show your confirmation email on your smart phone to collect a wristband. Wristbands will be distributed near the Sportspark Facility (250 Main Street). You will need the officially issued wristband to enter the Parks. This rule is extremely important for public safety. Anyone without a wristband will not be permitted into the Parks.

ENTRANCE

Entrance is first-come, first-served with wristbands. The capacity for the event is 2,500 attendees total at both locations. Tickets guarantee access to both Southpoint Park and Four Freedoms Park.

Gates open at 5:00 PM. All visitors will be subject to airport-style security.

Expect a 10-15 minute walk from all modes of transportation to security check-in at Southpoint Park. Shuttle and golf cart service will be provided for those with a wristband requiring assistance....
Click here for more info from RIOC.

UPDATE 7/3 - RIOC adds:
Please be advised that on Tuesday July 4, 2017, 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.
and:
July 4th- Security Checks at Island Parks & Fireworks Event

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 over-sized bags that are brought into the parks on Tuesday July 4, 2017. 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:
FOURTH OF JULY FAMILY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION

TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017 5PM—10:30PM EDT

SOUTHPOINT PARK & FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT FOUR FREEDOMS PARK

Come enjoy music, a Bounce house, and a Double Slide. Attendees can get festive designs by face painters! Food, including Salt N

Bone/Bareburger and Dippin Dots will also be available for purchase inside Southpoint Park. Fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:25 PM!

Reminder: There will be NO Reentry.

We look forward to seeing you there!
More info here.

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