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Roosevelt Island Events

This is an up-to-date list of Roosevelt Island Events. If you’d like an event added to What’s coming up?, send the details to us though the Contact link above.

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This is a free service of the Roosevelt Island Daily News

One time events…

Saturday, June 12th, 2021: Roosevelt Island Day, 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., sponsored by RIOC

June 18, 19, 20th Alcestiad, Magis Theatre Company, FDR Four Freedoms State Park SOLD OUT


Ongoing Roosevelt Island Events: Daily

Free Daily Meditation & Yoga Classes with Esther Yang

Daily from 10:15 to 10:30 a.m. Registration required. Link.

Ongoing Roosevelt Island Events: Weekly

The Carter Burden Network/DFTA recommends: My Favorite Song Project

Tai Chi With Barry, Zoom with the Carter Burden Network

Mondays @ 1:00

Yoga with Marilyn, Presented by the Carter Burden Network

Wednesdays, 11:30 p.m. until 12:30 p.m. Link.

Roosevelt Island Free Food Pantry, Organized by RIDA

Every Friday, the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association distributes free food at the CBN/RI Senior Center, 546 Main Street. Details at this link.

Fruits at the Roosevelt Island Free Food Pantry

Latest from the Roosevelt Island Daily News

  • Early voting for Roosevelt Island opens, thanks to Seawright, RIOC and the BOE
    Early voting for Roosevelt Island is now ongoing at Sportspark, right around the corner from the Tram and an easy Red Bus stop. State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright pushed for approval, RIOC president/CEO Shelton Haynes provided the site, and the Board of Elections said, “Yes.” With handicapped access in place and the usual team of
  • I love the city, but this is an unforgivable, public school New York outrage…
    This New York outrage snuck up on me. After reading about segregation in city schools, I asked city council member Ben Kallos about it. “Worse than before Brown vs the Board of Education,” he said, disgusted. I believe Ben’s still disgusted, but believe it or not, the situation’s gotten worse. By David Stone The Roosevelt
  • Introspective Retrospection Opens, Closing Out Roosevelt Island Day at Gallery RIVAA
    As the return of Roosevelt Island Day drew to an end, Georgette Sinclair’s Introspective Retrospection opened in Gallery RIVAA, looking to the future. Here are a few scenes. The artist took a break from mask-wearing, posing for photographs. Photo courtesy of Tad Sudol and Gallery RIVAA. Photo courtesy of Tad Sudol and Gallery RIVAA. Also
  • CBN/RI Senior Center Reopens Now, Calendar of Events
    After a long year and three months, the Carter Burden Network happily reopens the Roosevelt Island Senior Center. Find a first for the year calendar below. Make the event a happy one by wearing face masks and observing social distancing. CBN hopes for a fuller schedule of activities over the summer. Also from the Roosevelt
  • Of picnic tables and Om, the return of Roosevelt Day 2021
    Time and circumstances limited Roosevelt Island Day 2021, but clearly, folks were happy over being back. RIOC organized it on short notice and with limited resources. By David Stone Roosevelt Island Daily News Scenes from Roosevelt Island Day 2021 It’s election season, and that brought candidates out, mingling in the retail politics of one to
  • Summer school waitlists and rejections spark confusion among NYC families
    Alex Zimmerman, Chalkbeat New York Jun 11, 7:59pm EDT Summer school waitlists and rejections spark confusion among NYC families was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: After more than a year of full-time remote learning, Queens mom Kwan Southerland was excited to sign
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