July 4th Fast Facts

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Ticketed Attendees

  • To access FDR Four Freedoms State Park, ticket holders MUST enter through the west side entrance of Southpoint Park beginning at 6 PM
  • Will receive a stamp
  • Must enter no later than 9 PM
  • Reentry is not permitted
  • There are no tickets available on-site


Non-ticketed Attendees

  • Will have access to the lawns at Cornell Tech starting at 12 PM
  • Once capacity is reached, further admittance will not be permitted
  • Must enter by 9 PM



Food Trucks

  • 12 in total
  • Will be located on West Road near the lawns at Cornell Tech

Restroom Locations (all locations have ADA accessible restrooms)

  • South end of Firefighter’s Field
  • West of the Tram Station
  • West Loop Road near the lawns at Cornell Tech
  • East Loop Road near the lawns at Cornell Tech
  • South Loop Road at bottom of Cornell Tech lawns
  • Southpoint park entrance

Cooling Center Locations

  • Just north of the East Road checkpoint #1 (East Road just south of Sportspark)
  • Just north of the West Road checkpoint #1 (West side of Sportspark)
  • West Road near the lawns at Cornell Tech
  • West side of Southpoint Park, just south of the comfort station

First Aid Locations

  • West Road, towards the southwest side of the lawns at Cornell Tech
  • The southeast side of Southpoint Park, north of the Smallpox Hospital



Roosevelt Island Tramway

  • For access to Manhattan 
  • Will run on its rush hour schedule from 7 AM to 8 PM with both cabins operating at full capacity
  • The Tramway may be temporarily shut down if the viewing areas/island reach capacity
  • There will be no Tram shuttle bus


  • F Train access to Manhattan/Brooklyn and Queens
  • Visit mta.info/weekender or call 511 for information. For electronic updates, sign up for MTA alerts at MyMTAAlerts.

NYC Ferry

  • Service will end early on July 4th.  at approximately 4:54PM 
  • For more information, visit Ferry Schedules


  • 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.

Roosevelt Island Red Bus

  • Will run on its weekday schedule from The Octagon to the Tram.
  • There will be no Octagon express bus


Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) Shuttle

  • Will run from 6 PM to 10 PM from Good Shepherd, Tram Plaza to the west entry gate in Southpoint Park

Citi Bike

  • There will be no Citi Bike stations available from Monday, July 3rd until Wednesday morning, July 5th.


  • Will be restricted in the following areas: 
  • From the Meditation Lawn to 250 Main Street on the West side.
  • Around the entire Cornell Tech campus (North, South, East, and West Loop Roads).
  • The area in the vicinity of 250-281 Main Street.
  • Residents who need to park in Motorgate Garage should do so by 3:00PM. Monthly pass holders will have access to their reserved spots with proper ID beyond 3:00PM.



  • Between 12 PM – 3 PM residents will only be permitted to travel North bound from the helix and into the Motorgate.
  • The lawns at Cornell Tech open at 12 PM
  • Residents looking to park in Motorgate Garage should do so before 3 PM. Monthly pass holders will have access to their reserved spots with proper ID beyond 3 PM.
  • From 3 PM – 12 AM there will be no vehicular traffic onto the island EXCEPT emergency vehicles.
  • FDR Four Freedoms State Park opens at 6 PM
  • The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) shuttle will operate from 6 PM to 10 PM from Tram Plaza to the West entry gate in Southpoint Park
  • No one will be admitted to either viewing area (lawns at Cornell Tech, Southpoint Park/FDR Four Freedoms State Park) after 9 PM
  • The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular is anticipated to start at approximately 9:25PM