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July 4, 2018

If you plan to watch the fireworks from the best vantage point on the East River, Roosevelt Island, here’s everything you need to know.

Getting Here:

Both tram cars are up and running today, on a weekday schedule. The F-train is running on a Saturday schedule with increased service prior to and following the Macy’s Fireworks celebration; the fireworks show runs from 9:25-9:50 pm tonight.

A great way to get here is the ferry; it will be running on a...

June 25, 2018

Looking at the women featured in Sara Bennett’s photos, currently printed across stretched canvas on the grassy slope of Four Freedoms Park, it’s easy to imagine them as neighbors, aunts, or friends. They are pictured in their bedrooms, one adorned with photos, one painted purple, and all with the little tchotchkes and comforts that make up a life. The one fact uniting each: time in a maximum security prison for homicide.

“We put people in prison and w...

September 20, 2017

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy is excited to update our Roosevelt Island neighbors about our programs and events.

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy is the non-profit organization responsible for Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park under a cooperative agreement with the New York State Parks Department. The Conservancy’s mission is to operate and maintain this public space and to honor the legacy of President Roosevelt’s four freedoms through edu...

June 29, 2017

Guests at the June 14 Sunset Garden Party at Four Freedoms Park were treated to a specialty cocktail called “The FDR.” And let us just say that it was delicious! So much so that we asked for the recipe. You're welcome.

June 29, 2017

On a podium, under a clear tent, with blue sky above and a panoramic view of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens beyond, renowned journalist Tom Brokaw expressed admiration for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a man who fought to reassure a nation and promote freedom around the world, even as his own body left him trapped and dependent on others. 

Brokaw was the guest of honor at Four Freedoms Park Conservancy’s fundraising event – the annual Sunset Garden...

June 24, 2017

On June 16, the Marine Corps Band from New Orleans performed at Four Freedoms Park, concluding a year-long tour celebrating the Marine Reserve’s centennial. Eduardo Jany (top center),  the organizer of the event, took to the microphone to thank RIOC President Susan Rosenthal, and RIOC Board member Margie Smith for helping him organize the concert. 

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (right) said she was happy to be on Roosevelt Island and not in D.C. a...

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