Political Action Coming Up

Compiled by Linda Heimer

January 20, 2018

2018 Women’s March on NYC

2018 Women’s March on NYC, Sat Jan 20, 11am - 3pm. NYC will raise its voice again to demand equality for all humans at Columbus Circle (rally stage) and will then march to Bryant Park. Gather along Central Park West from 62-82 Streets by 11am. The aim of the Women’s March Alliance is to foster an informed and engaged community ready to defend civil and human rights for all.

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October 19, 2019

Halloween is a great time for fun... and fundraising.  Next weekend beloved island institutions Island Kids and Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance (MSTDA) are offering up an extra special night of spooky mischief to raise support for vital programming that ben...

June 7, 2019

Roosevelt Island Day, the day to give back to the Island and celebrate our neighborhood is tomorrow.

Breakfast, hosted by the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) will be served outside at the plaza starting at 9:00am. (The Farmer's Market will be back undernea...

June 6, 2019

New York's largest pride flag, 12 feet by 100 feet, will be unveiled at FDR Four Freedoms Park on June 14. It will adorn the Park's iconic staircase through June 30 in celebration of World Pride. The official unveiling, open to the public, will take place on June 15 be...

May 23, 2019

Next Thursday, to celebrate New York born Walt Whitman’s 200th Birthday, Compagnia De' Colombari, an international collective of performing artists, will perform More Or Less I Am (MOLIA), adapted from Whitman's first major work, Song of Myself at the FDR Four Freedoms...

April 29, 2019

This Friday another exciting production opens at Main Street Theater and Dance Alliance (MSTDA):  The Theory of Relativity, presented by the teen acting class and directed by longtime MSTDA director Jacqueline Cusick.  The “song cycle” is chock full of songs, scenes an...

April 22, 2019

A little rain couldn't stop these egg hunters! After being postponed from 10am to 4pm due to weather, Island kids found 10,000 eggs at Firefighter's Field. For the second year in a row, Hope Church sponsored the event with some help from Island groups including the Roo...

On Saturday April 13, the eighth annual Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival was held. Like previous years, there was a morning tea ceremony, community picnics and food vendors, a Japanese Cultural Fair, and music and dance performances. The weather could not have...

April 9, 2019

Despite it being a cold and rainy evening (there were heat lamps!), artists and art lovers assembled in Motorgate last Friday evening to celebrate the unveiling of the 2018 Fall for Arts Festival murals. 

A reception in the Atrium with live music from Roosevelt Isl...

January 29, 2019

This weekend, Islanders will be treated to Shakespeare comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream, acted by the local teens in Main Street Theater and Dance Alliance’s (MST&DA) Teen Theater class. Directed by Island resident Joan Marie, with music by Jon Cook, scene design by t...

January 13, 2019

The Weill Cornell Post-Doctoral Association is sponsoring its first Post Doc Pub Talk, a Science Outreach Event, at Nisi on January 22. The organizers hope it will become a series of discussions where Island-based researchers bridge the distance between the growing “sc...

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