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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scenes From Saturday's FDR Four Freedoms Park Preview For Roosevelt Island Residents


 Last Wednesday was the FDR Four Freedoms Park Dedication Ceremony  for VIPS, Thursday was a Ceremony for United Nations representatives and yesterday Roosevelt Island residents got a Special Preview of the park before it officially opens to the public on October 24.

Roosevelt Island Historical Society President Judy Berdy shares some images of Roosevelt Islanders at the FDR Four Freedoms Park Special Preview.

Images From Judy Berdy

Here are some more scenes from Saturday's Special Preview For Roosevelt Island residents





and the official program including introduction and greeting from Memorial representatives William Vander Heuvel and Sally Minard



followed Child School/ Legacy High School Chorus performance,



 Kathy Sloane of the FDR Four Freedoms Park Conservancy and NY City Council Member Jessica Lappin,



Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney,



Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and FDR Four Freedoms Park representative Gina Pollara



Roosevelt Island Jewish Congregation Rabbi Leanna Moritt. Don't miss her singing the Preamble to the Constitution at the 1 minute 30 second mark. (Part 1)



Part 2



Ending with another song from the Child School/Legacy High School choir



and final remarks by Mr. Vanden Heuvel and Ms. Minard.

2 comments :

Terrance said...

Awesome pictures and videos Rick. I wish I was there.
When does the FDR Four Freedoms Park officially open to the public?

Westviewer said...

Arhitecture critic Paul Goldberger weighs in:
http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/10/roosevelt-memorial-new-york-paul-goldberger#slide=1