Monday, July 3, 2017

2017 Macy's July 4 Fireworks Celebration At Roosevelt Island Southpoint & FDR Four Freedoms Park - Fantastic View But Only A Few Standby Tickets Remain Available

One of the best spots to view the 2017 Macy's July Fireworks Celebration is right here on Roosevelt Island at Southpoint and FDR Four Freedoms Park.

The Fireworks barges will be located on the East River between East 24th Street and East 41 Street.

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) distributed 2500 free tickets with an advanced online registration for Roosevelt Island residents on June 26 and a public online registration on June 28 for the small amounts of remaining tickets (number is not publicly known). Both ticket registrations were sold out within minutes.

Image From RIOC Facebook Page

According to RIOC:

TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017 5PM—10:30PM EDT


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!
Due to the 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 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 and opened at 7:30 PM for only those procuring standby tickets.

Please visit for full event details. Thank you.
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.
July 4th- Limited Visitor Parking

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.
More July 4 ticket info here.

Here are some scenes from a rainy 2016 July 4 Fireworks Celebration at Roosevelt Island's FDR Four Freedoms Park.

Enjoy the Roosevelt Island July 4 Fireworks Celebration!!!!!!