Roosevelt Islander Online: 1500 Tickets Available For Macy’s July 4 Fireworks Celebration Viewing At Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park Says RIOC

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC)
announced this afternoon:

New York’s iconic fireworks display returns to the East River this year
and Roosevelt Island will once again be a viewing location. The show
begins at approximately 9:25 PM on Sunday, July 4th. More details about the show are available at


The Cornell Tech campus will be open and available to the public
as a viewing location, starting at 12 PM.

  • No ticket is needed for access but wristbands will be given out upon
  • Entrance is first-come, first-serve.
  • All visitors will be subject to airport-style security.
  • No entry is permitted after 9 PM. Latecomers will not be
  • For full event details go to:

FDR Four Freedoms State Park
will host a limited-ticket viewing from 6 PM-10:30 PM.

  • Registration is required and will open on Wednesday, June 30th at 1
    PM. For details on tickets go to:
  • 1,500 tickets are available for Four Freedoms Park.
  • You can register for up to FOUR free tickets PER HOUSEHOLD using your
    name, address, and email address.
  • Only attendees with tickets will be allowed to enter Four Freedoms
    Park; no tickets will be available at the door. 
  • No entry is permitted after 9 PM. Latecomers will not be

All attendees who have NOT been vaccinated against COVID-19 are
reminded to kindly wear a mask throughout the event.

Please be sure to review our Prohibited Items list for the event at:
and stay tuned for further July 4th guidance about island
transportation, closures, and other important updates. 

Upon any potential safety concerns or overcrowding, we reserve the right to
limit access to Roosevelt Island and the fireworks viewing locations. Thank

Absent from the RIOC announcement is any indication that Roosevelt Island
residents will receive priority in registering for the online July 4 Fireworks
Celebration tickets at FDR Park which has been the practice in all other prior

Upon receiving the announcement, I asked RIOC Public Information Officer Amy

Will Roosevelt Island residents be given priority to get the online tickets
as has been done in previous years?

Stay tuned for any update from RIOC to my question about ticket priority for
Roosevelt Island residents.

The Cornell Cafe is expected to be closed for July 4.

2018 July 4 Macy’s Fireworks
celebration was the last time Roosevelt Island had a great view. Here was the
July 4 2018 fireworks finale seen from FDR 4 Freedoms Park.


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