Many of the Best Viewing Areas Are Ticket Free

RIOC Maps It Out for Viewing the Fireworks Without a Ticket

Updated 33 weeks ago
RIOC Maps It Out for Viewing the Fireworks Without a Ticket

Because of safety restrictions on how many people are allowed into FDR Four Freedoms Park at one time, RIOC coordinated with the Park's managers to arrange free online ticketing for the venue to prevent exceeding the allowable limit. Those tickets sold out in minutes, but the process left some confused about access to other nearby viewing locations. RIOC has produced a map to help clear it up.

The map also is a convenient guide to food vendors, entertainment and public toilets. It's also a handy for finding outr where you should enter the fireworks viewing areas.

The only people who need tickets are those who received confirmed reservations for FDR Four Freedoms Park. If you have a ticket, the map shows, you must pass through security along the roadway on the west (Manhattan) side of the Roosevelt Island Tram Plaza.

If you don't have a ticket, enter through the checkpoint on the east side, near the NYC Ferry Landing.

Once inside, everyone is free to enjoy an American grill food menu on the café terrace at Cornell Tech or from food trucks in Southpoint Park. Music and kids amusements will be located past the Smallpox Hospital. On hilly mounds on campus and in Southpoint Park, also along the seawall, you'll find abundant opportunities for viewing the fireworks, starting at 9:20 p.m.

Gates open at 6:00 pm. for FDR Four Freedoms Park; 5:00 p.m. for Southpoint Park. The Cornell Tech campus will be open all day - buildings are closed - and their special, All-American food choices will be served on the terrace, starting at Noon.

For more information, contact Alonza Robertson, RIOC’s public information officer at 212.832.4540.

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