Friday, March 27, 2015

RIOC Approves Agreement For Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance Use Of Roosevelt Island Cultural Center Space For Rest Of Year - Also Upcoming Construction Projects, New Con Ed High Pressure Gas Line & Community Volunteer Efforts

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Board of Directors approved an agreement with the Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance (MST&DA)

Image Of MST&DA Cultural Center Entrance

for the use of the newly renovated Cultural Center space

Image Of Cultural Center Entrance

during last evening's March 26 Board meeting (full webcast of meeting here).

RIOC President Charlene Indelicato reported that the agreement is a non exclusive use of the theater space by MST&DA until the end of 2015 at which time a Request For Proposals (RFP) will be issued for the space. Ms Indelicato noted that the history of MST&DA will be considered in evaluating the Cultural Center RFP.

Here's what Ms. Indelicato said:

Ms Indelicato also reported on the Cultural Center fee schedule, upcoming construction projects from Cornell, Riverwalk Building 7 and new Con Ed High Pressure Gas line to be installed as well as community volunteer efforts.

RIOC Director Howard Polivy provided more info about the construction projects, including Con Ed Gas Line, and asked for community patience during the needed work.

RIOC Community Relations Specialist Erica Spencer-El added:
...last night the board approved a non-exclusive license agreement for use of portions of the Cultural Center (the theater, workshop and theater storage room) at no cost in exchange for MST&DA to operate and maintain the space. MST&DA will be required to pay the non-profit hourly rate (see below) for areas outside of the agreed license.
Ms. Spencer-El also provided the Cultural Center Fee Schedule below

and this list of organizations interested in using the Cultural Center Space:
1) Zalman Duchman,
2) Nina Lublin
3) RI Jewish Congregation
4) RI Explorers
5) Hope Church
6) Islamic Society of RI
7) Assembly member Seawright
8) RI Parents Network
9) Ashley Heart on behalf of a local Japanese group
10) Island Kids.
Here's the new Roosevelt Island Cultural Center Theater,

Dance floors

and dressing room.

More on the MST&DA agreement with RIOC at this previous post.