Saturday, April 11, 2015

Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park Commemorates 70th Anniversary Of President Franklin D Roosevelt's Death Sunday April 12 - Volunteer Open House Too

The Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park Commemorates the 70th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's death tomorrow, Sunday April 12.

According to FDR Four Freedoms Park:
Drop-in workshop, 12pm-4pm; Ceremony, 2pm-3pm

Throughout the day, visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to construct red paper roses. These roses will be “planted” to form a rose garden on the Park lawn, facing the bust of FDR. Roses decorate the Roosevelt Family Crest (pictured above), and appear in some of Kahn’s initial sketches of Four Freedoms Park.

At 2pm, a commemorative wreath-laying ceremony will take place. Visitors will be invited to place flowers at the Bust, while folk musicians, The Falling Stars, perform an acoustic rendition of "Going Home" and other ballads from the Roosevelt-era. All visitors are welcome to bring flowers to lay at the bust of FDR.
The FDR Four Freedoms Park adds:
Volunteer Open House

Sunday, April 12, 10am – 2pm

Volunteer Greeters play an important role at the Four Freedoms Park – welcoming visitors, leading guided tours and assisting in public programs.

As we prepare for expanded hours in the Spring, we are seeking volunteers to join the dedicated and enthusiastic group who have helped us welcome more than 325,000 visitors from around the world since the Park opened in 2012.

All greeters receive in-depth training that allows them to discuss the Roosevelt era and the Four Freedoms speech; Louis Kahn's design principles and philosophies; and the story behind the building of the memorial.

Additionally, we offer our greeters a number of opportunities to attend workshops, lectures and private receptions. Last year we took a tour of the United Nations and visited Franklin D. Roosevelt's home and Library in Hyde Park.

UPDATE 3/12 - Video of the commemoration here.