Halloween Fundraisers: Don a Costume for a Cause

Local Parents Band Together to Protest New Dog Park Site

Main Street Block Party a Fall Hit

Octagon Field Renamed McManus, Tensions Remain

Islanders Enjoy Fall for the Arts Festival

RIOC and RIRA Meet on Back to Back Evenings Last Week

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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 benefits Island youth and adults alike.

Nikki Giovanni and Kristi Towey, Executive Directors of Island Kids and Main Street Theater and Dance Alliance (MSTDA), wish their events weren’t conf...

October 8, 2019

Last Saturday, October 5 saw the Roosevelt Island’s first ever Main Street block party sponsored by Hudson Related, the master lease holder of 90,000 square feet of retail across 25 stores on Roosevelt Island’s Main Street. 

The block party highlighted local businesses by bringing them outside offering food, art, festivities and fun. Each shop opened their doors to showcase their business through one-day only experiences. 

It raised public awareness abo...

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,...

April 8, 2019

With Spring Break fast approaching, there is still time to sign up for some great enrichment opportunities for your children right here on Roosevelt Island.

MSTDA Broadway Bootcamps: Spring and Summer

After launching their first Broadway Bootcamp during mid-winter break, Main Street Theater and Dance Alliance (MSTDA) will again offer a fun filled, action packed musical theater experience the week of April 23rd.  This time they will run two separate...

September 30, 2018

We are writing on behalf of many Roosevelt Island families and football/soccer players who would like to know the plan for the future of the Octagon Field and its restoration. When will the work start? How long will it take? Once it is complete, how will the field be maintained and used? Communication has been insufficient to date, and we feel the community deserves more transparency.

We want to make clear to you and to other decision-makers that the p...

September 24, 2018

Photos by Alexandre Tolipan 

Four Freedoms Park, surrounded by water on three sides with its expansive views of the Manhattan skyline, Long Island City and the Brooklyn Bridge offers a lot of family friendly programming this time of year. 

Last weekend they held their popular kite flight for peace where visitors were given blank white kites and invited to sit inside tents set up outside the Smallpox Hospital to decorate them. Jennifer Meinhardt, the bel...

September 21, 2018

Kick off the new school year with free food and carnival games!

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