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Fourth of July Family Fireworks Celebration

5PM—10:30PM EST

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New York's iconic fireworks display returns to the East River this year! The fireworks will be set off from the Brooklyn Bridge and from barges in the East River. The light show begins at 9:25PM. More details about the show are available at

Southpoint Park and Four Freedoms State Park will host a Fourth of July Family Fireworks Celebration from 5PM-10:30PM. Registration will open on Wednesday, June 28 at 1pm.


Only 2,500 tickets are available and registration is required. You can register for up to FOUR free tickets PER HOUSEHOLD using your name, address, and email address on this site. Only visitors with tickets will be allowed to enter the event; 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 collect a wristband. Wristbands will be distributed near Sportspark (250 Main Street). You will need the officially issued wristband to enter the event. This rule is extremely important for public safety. Anyone without a wristband will not be permitted into the event. No tickets available at the door. 


  • Entrance is first-come, first-served. The capacity for this event is 2,500. 
  • Gates open at 5:00PM. All visitors will be subject to airport-style security. 
  • Expect a 15 minute walk from all modes of transportation to security check-in at Southpoint Park. Shuttle service will be provided for those requiring assistance.
  • Public transportation is strongly encouraged. No parking is available on Roosevelt Island.
  • No reentry into the event.
  • No entry is permitted after 9:00PM. Latecomers will not be admitted.


NO Liquids other than water in Four Freedoms Park

NO Food in Four Freedoms Park; food and beverages are permitted in Southpoint Park

NO Glass bottles

NO Alcohol

NO Smoking

NO Bullhorns or noise makers

NO Sharp objects or weapons

NO Pets other than licensed service animals

NO Littering

NO Tree-climbing, fishing, or feeding of wildlife

NO Climbing of embankments or walls

NO Bicycles, roller skates, scooters, skateboards, or amplifiers


Food and beverages other than water will be allowed inside Southpoint Park only. Attendees will be able to purchase food and beverages in Southpoint Park.

There will be music and games in Southpoint Park from 5:30 to 9PM. 


Southpoint Park and Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park are located on the southernmost tip of Roosevelt Island in New York City’s East River. Visitors are strongly encouraged to use public transportation. No parking will be available on Roosevelt Island on July 4.

Subway: Take F Train to the Roosevelt Island stop. Follow signs to SouthPoint and Four Freedoms Park.

Tram: Take the tram at 59th St & 2nd Ave. Travel time to Roosevelt Island is 4-5 minutes with trams departing every 7.5 minutes. Exit at tram station on Roosevelt Island. Follow signs to Southpoint Park and Four Freedoms Park. 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.

Bus: From Queensboro Plaza overpass, take stairway down north side to corner of Crescent and Bridge Plaza North. Take the Q102 Queens Surface bus to Roosevelt Island. Follow signs to Southpoint Park and Four Freedoms Park.

Expect a 15 minute walk from all modes of transportation to security check-in at Southpoint Park.


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


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. The 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.    

Earlier Event: July 2
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Later Event: July 9
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