FDR Four Freedoms State Park July 4th Fireworks Viewing- Ticketed Event

UPDATE 6/28: 

Tickets for FDR Four Freedoms State Park have sold out. But, there are still great options for enjoying the fireworks! The Cornell Tech Campus will be open and available to the public as a viewing location starting at 12PM on July 4th. No ticket is needed for access there, and entrance is first-come, first-serve. No entry will be permitted after 9PM. 

TICKETS- Registration RequiredJuly 4th FFP

  • 1,500 tickets are available for FDR Four Freedoms State Park, as determined by NY State Parks.
  • You can register for up to four (4) free tickets per household using your name, address, and email address.
  • There will be no tickets available at the door. 
  • Individuals registering multiple times will be eliminated from the system and will not receive tickets.


Print your ticket or show your confirmation email on your smart phone to the ticket taker. Hand stamps will be distributed at the Southpoint Park West entrance. You will need the officially issued hand stamp to enter the event. This rule is extremely important for public safety. Anyone without a stamp will not be permitted into the event. 


  • Four Freedoms Park gates open at 6:00PM.July 4th map 2021 Opens in new window 
  • Entry will be at Southpoint Park west. 
  • All visitors will be subject to airport-style security checkpoints.
  • Public transportation is strongly encouraged. No parking is available on Roosevelt Island.
  • No re-entry into the event.
  • No entry is permitted after 9:00PM. Latecomers will not be admitted.



Food and beverages other than water will not be allowed inside FDR Four Freedoms State Park. 


Visitors are strongly encouraged to use public transportation. No parking will be available on Roosevelt Island on July 4th. 

Cornell Tech, Southpoint Park, and FDR Four Freedoms State Park are located on the southern end of Roosevelt Island in New York City’s East River. For all viewing locations, follow signs south from transportation to Cornell Tech, Southpoint, and Four Freedoms Park. 


Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) was created in 1984 by the State of New York as a public benefit corporation with a mission to plan, design, develop, operate, and maintain Roosevelt Island. With a focus on innovative and environmentally friendly solutions, RIOC is committed to providing services that enhance the island's residential community. RIOC manages the two-mile long island's roads, parks, buildings, a sports facility, and public transportation, including the iconic aerial tramway. Additionally, RIOC operates a Public Safety Department that helps maintain a safe and secure environment for residents, employees, business owners, and visitors. 

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to maintain and operate the Park in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The Conservancy offers free public and educational programs and is responsible for raising the funds required to ensure the Park remains beautiful for generations to come.