Friday, November 11, 2011

This Weekend On Roosevelt Island - Friday Night R&R Concert With Roy Eaton, Early Saturday/Sunday Morning NY Junior League Tennis Program For Kids, Sunday Opening Reception At Gallery RIVAA For Arline Jacoby's Made In America and Sunday Football Too

Here's what is happening this weekend on Roosevelt Island.

 Later tonight at 8 PM the Rosemarie and Robin Russell Family Concert Series on Roosevelt Island will be presenting local resident Roy Eaton at the Good Shepherd Community Center, 543 Main Street. From R&R Concerts
I Play for Peace
Roy Eaton, piano

Good Shepherd Center
543 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY

8:00 PM

Bach, Mozart, Chopin,
Satie, Bill Evans, Arvo Pärt

Admission is FREE
More on Mr. Eaton and listen to him play Chopin's Fantasie Impromptu here.

Early Saturday and Sunday morning there will be a free tennis program for kids. According to the New York Junior Tennis League's (NYJTL) Joyce Mincheff:
The NYJTL will begin our Early Morning Program Saturday, November 12 and ending late March 2012 at the Roosevelt Island Racquet Club (281 Main Street). It's free for all kids 5 to 18 yrs. of age. 6-8 AM on Saturdays and Sundays,  Equipment is furnished, free of charge. We even serve breakfast at 8 AM.  This year we'll feature "10 and Under Tennis" in the new USTA format with minicourts and foam balls.

Also, we will be accommodating PEE-WEES as well, using the USTA 10 and under format. Children may attend from the age of 5 but please know that it's an absolute minimum, 4 years, 10 months is not okay. They really need to wait 'til the child's 5th birthday. Little ones, 5 to 7, start at 7 AM. For all others, the program's hours are 6 to 8 AM.

All children need REAL sneakers.... not just rubber soled shoes. Also, we provide breakfast cereal for the kids at 8 AM.
Sunday afternoon from 1 - 5 PM there will be an opening reception at Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA for resident Arline Jacoby's new exhibit, Made In America.

Image From Gallery RIVAA

According to Gallery RIVAA:
Arline Jacoby presents a mixed-media installation which draws the viewer into a world of American memorabilia with contemporary meaning. She has created a complex assemblage of gleaned and crafted work that invites the spectator to explore their own interaction - mentally and emotionally - with American culture.

The artist uses painting, sculpture, collaging – raiding images of sports, symbols and sacred cows that compose the messages that quilt a collective consciousness.

Jacoby is one of the prime movers in the arts on Roosevelt Island, founder of the Island’s first artist run gallery, art instructor all over the world and widely exhibited painting, sculpture, ceramics.
The Made In America exhibit will be at Gallery RIVAA from November 12 - December 11.

There's also Sunday Football at the Riverwalk Bar & Grill, Jet versus Patriots. GO PATRIOTS!!!! and special football menu with 35 cent wings.

Enjoy the weekend but remember there is no F Train subway service to Manhattan from Roosevelt Island this weekend.


Westviewer said...

Lovely concert Friday night.