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Despite the summery weather, with temperatures in the 80’s, the Island celebrated its Fall for the Arts festival last weekend. The festivities included the unveiling of the Island’s first Book Birdhouse, live music, art, activities for children, and at the end, the annual Kite Flight for Peace at Four Freedoms Park. 

The Book Birdhouse

A jazz concert in the RIVIVA gallery on Friday evening kicked off the weekend. On early Saturday, the Book Bird House,...

October 7, 2018

Creativity was in the air Saturday as Islanders came out for the annual Fall for Arts festival, which included dance lessons, yoga, crafts, entertainment, and live painting demonstrations. 

Photos by Irina Island Images

October 5, 2017


Despite a scorching heat wave, Islanders came out to enjoy a day of art, exercise, dance, and music at the Fall for Arts Festival on September 23. Dozens of artists spent the day decorating large canvases in Southpoint Park and on the Rivercross lawn, while kids enjoyed bouncy houses, face painting, henna tattoos, and crafts. The stage at Southpoint featured performances by Island businesses and organizations, including Main Street Theatre...

September 30, 2017

From another successful Fall for Arts Festival last Saturday to the upcoming Halloween Parade on October 28, there’s much ado in your Roosevelt Island community – and a lot going on with your Common Council.

Fall for Arts 2017

Did you hear that? Was that the rustling of fall leaves as our seasons begin to turn? Or the sound of paint brushes on 6-by-8 foot murals creating cherished works of art? Were you one of many Roosevelt Islanders who enjoyed a day...

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