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

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.

Tickets for this event have sold out!

  • The resident access code will be posted via the Advisory system prior to the ticket registration period, which begins on Wednesday, June 29th 12PMPlease do not share the resident code, as there are a limited number of tickets.
  • If you would like to join the waitlist, register here July 4th Family Fireworks Eventbrite 
  • If any tickets remain, they will be released to the public on Friday, July 1st 12 PM.
  • Unable to sign up? Stop by PSD Headquarters, valid island resident I.D. required, to get the resident code.

Please view info regarding access to the Cornell Tech campus viewing area HERE


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. 

Subway: Take F Train to the Roosevelt Island stop. For more info go to MTA.info. For electronic updates on F Train service, sign up for MTA Alerts at mymtaalerts.com

Tram: Take the Tram at 59th St & 2nd Ave. Travel time to Roosevelt Island is 4-5 minutes with Trams departing on a weekday schedule, every 7.5 minutes. Exit at the Tram station on Roosevelt Island. If you take the Tram to Roosevelt Island from 59th & 2nd, you can use your MTA subway card. MTA subway cards are available for purchase at the Tram station. Both Trams operating at full capacity and adhering to CDC public transportation guidelines that include the wearing of masks. Find more information about the Tram Here.

Ferry: Take the Astoria line to Roosevelt Island. Please note that ferry service across all routes will end early on Sunday, July 4th due to the Macy's Fireworks Show. The last Wall Street/Pier 11 departure bound for E 90th Street will be at 4:19 PM. The last E 90th Street departure bound for Wall Street/Pier 11 will be at 4:38 PM. For more info go to Ferry.nyc

Red Bus: The Red Bus will run on the weekday schedule. There will be no Octagon Express bus. Please see schedule Here.

Q102 Bus: The Q102 will not serve any stops on Roosevelt Island during preparation and viewing for the Macys 4th of July Fireworks. Buses will operate in both directions between 27th Ave at 2nd St. and Vernon Blvd. at 36th Ave., the last stop.

CitiBike: There will be no CitiBike stations available from Sunday, July 3rd until Tuesday, July 5th. 

Expect a 15-minute walk from all modes of transportation to check-in at Southpoint Park & Four Freedoms State Park.


For guests requiring assistance, shuttles will be operating on the island, picking guests up at the tram station, and dropping them off outside Southpoint Park. Staff will be available to help guests find their way and answer questions.


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.