Friday, April 17, 2015

iDig2Learn Hosts Roosevelt Island Earth Day Celebration At Tram Lawn Saturday April 18, Plant Flowers, Art, Food & Volunteer - Also Participatory Budget Vote For Roosevelt Island Green Roof And Hearing Impaired Technology

iDig2Learn is hosting a Roosevelt Island Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 18, at the Roosevelt Island Tram Lawn.

Image From iDig2Learn

Christina Delfico of iDig2Learn reports:
9AM - Volunteers needed for iDig2Learn hosted Earth day event tomorrow on the Tram lawn. Please show up at 9 AM to help with set up and sign in so the children and their families can enjoy all the activities from 10 AM to 1 PM on the Tram lawn.

Our sponsors at Riverwalk, Shops on Main, Manhattan Park, Rivercross Tenants’ Corporation, and Roosevelt Landings support this free event for all ages.

iDig2Learn is hosting an Earth Day event Saturday (April 18), 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the Tram lawn next to the Visitor Kiosk (rain or shine). Children and adults plant flowers and join in activities such as an archaeological dig box to hunt for shark’s teeth, a creative art activity for children with RIVAA gallery artist Connie Tanner, a “Jump-in!” exercise with Island mom Paulina Mansz, healthy food tastings courtesy of Laila Amatullah from the Roosevelt Island Women’s Health Organization, Book reading with Eva Bosbach, Earth-inspired art with Bonnie Goodman, a tree of life activity, and more. Special guests from NYC Parks, TreesCount! 2015, and you can learn more about joining a citywide initiative and tree stewardship.

This event is only possible with collaboration from RIOC, Girl Scouts, 217PTA, RI Youth Program, Beacon, RI Garden Club, RIRA, RIWHO, Roosevelt Island Historical Society, RIVAA Gallery, RI Parents' Network, LI Landscape Gardens, Fantastic Gardens, RI Explorers and countless volunteers.
Ms. Delfico spoke to the April 1 Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council about the Earth Day Celebration.

Ms. Delfico adds:
Participatory Vote Bonus:

Concurrent with the Earth Day event, there will be the 2015 Participatory Voting site at the RI Historical Society Visitors Kiosk near the Tram, from 11AM to 5 PM. If you are a District 5 resident, you are 16 years or older you can support the two island projects that made the ballot, and you don’t need to be US citizen or registered voter.
The two Roosevelt Island Participatory Budget projects you can vote for are the PS/IS 217 Green Roof

and installation of hearing impaired technology at the Roosevelt Island Public Library.

More information on Participatory Budget Voting at this prior post.