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Thursday, October 9, 2014

You're Invited To The Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival Saturday October 11 - Here's The Schedule Of Mural Painting, Musical Performances, Crafts, Food, Plantings & Much More For the Whole Family

One of the great Roosevelt Island events is coming up this Saturday. According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
The 2014 Fall for Arts Festival will take place this Saturday, October 11th from 11 AM to 4 PM at Southpoint Park, the RIVAA Gallery, the Motorgate Garage Bus Turnaround, and on the lawn south of Rivercross. Join us for a free, family-friendly day of art & music.

Come on out for music, mural paintings, food and more! Plant spring flower bulbs, participate in the many make-and-take art workshops for all ages and explore your creativity at with the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association, iDig2Learn, Roosevelt Island Explorers, Island Kids, Island Cats, the Roosevelt Island Day Nursery and many more. We hope you join us for this fantastic celebration of art! A schedule of activities is attached to this email.

This event is presented by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation and will take place rain or shine. All activities are free; food and drink will be made available for purchase.


Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
Image From RIOC

Here's the Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival Schedule:
Event Schedule:

Motorgate Garage Bus Turnaround (688 Main Street)

Join iDig2Learn for The Daffodil Project – plant spring bulbs as a living memorial to September 11th!
All ages are welcome.
10:45 AM: Free registration
11 AM – 12 PM: Bulb planting begins

Lawn South of Rivercross (501 Main Street)

ALL DAY: Live Mural Painting
RIVAA Gallery (527 Main Street)
11 AM – 2 PM: FREE Acrylic Painting, Pastel Drawing, and Korean Ink Painting Workshops
2 PM – 2:45 PM: Medieval music on harp and violin by Nina Bogomas
3 PM – 3:45 PM: Chinese Qin performance & storytelling by Mingmei Yip
4 PM – 4:45 PM: Medieval music on harp and violin by Nina Bogomas
5 PM – 5:45 PM: Portuguese & English language guitar and vocal performances by Matt Katz and Sherie Helstien
Southpoint Park

11 AM – 4 PM:

Live mural painting and FREE art workshops for all ages provided by RIOC
Build a Medieval Village with the Roosevelt Island Explorers
Decorate your bike with Bike New York
Create a crafty disguise with Island Kids
Color with Island Cats
Make buttons with Struttin’ Buttons
Create multicultural masks and puppets with Materials for the Arts
Children’s musical workshop for kids with Main Street Theatre & Dance Association
Free face painting, roving entertainers, caricature drawings and more provided by RIOC

Southpoint Park (Main Stage)

1 PM – 2 PM: Urbano Folklore’s “Cumbia for All” music and dance workshop for all ages
2:15 – 3:15 PM: Penny and the Puppettes in a musical medieval puppet show FDR Four Freedoms Park
11 AM – 4 PM: Free apple cider and cookies provided by the FDR Four Freedoms Park
11 AM – 4 PM: “Let’s Fly Kites” Kite-making workshop


Southpoint Park:

Daisy May’s BBQ – Barbeque and other Southern fare
Desi’s Food Truck – Indian and vegetarian cuisine
R.I. Youth Program – Cotton candy and popcorn

Lawn South of Rivercross:

Fauzia’s Heavenly Delights – Vegetarian and Carribean cuisine
Come join your neighbors at the 2014 Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival. You'll have a great time.