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 underneath the helix for tomorrow, and will be brought back to Good Shepherd Plaza next Saturday.) Also starting at 9:00 tomorrow morning, Big Reuse, GRIN (Green Roosevelt Island Neighbors), iDig2Learn, and the Roosevelt Island Garden Club will lead volunteers in a variety of planting and composting activities. Volunteers who complete a shift, will receive a free Roosevelt Island Day bag. Register here.
There will be entertainment for the little ones, including a petting zoo, pony rides, and bracelet making. Treats including cotton candy will be available. Assembly member Rebecca Seawright, State Senator Jose Serrano and UpperGreenSide are sponsoring a shred truck that will be located at the helix. There will also be planting outside the site of the new library at 504 Main Street starting at 10:00am.
The Blood Drive is tomorrow and Islanders without appointments can always walk-in at the Senior Center. Bring all of your broken crayons. iDig2Learn will participate in Roosevelt Island day for the first time and along with The Crayon Initiative is collecting crayons to melt and form them into new crayons for children in hospitals. They will also offer a chance to win a free stylish kitchen-compost bin and have a used battery drop.
Island groups will have tables set up around the plaza between 11:00am and 2:00pm with activities (including us! Come by, say hi, and tell us what stories you think we should be telling). The festivities will end with live music by La Sonora Nuyorkina, a 10-piece Salsa, Merengue, Bachata band at Good Shepherd Plaza.