Last Saturday, June 13, was a pretty big day for Roosevelt Island and I'm not talking about Hillary Clinton's Presidential campaign launch at FDR Four Freedoms Park.
June 13 was Roosevelt Island Day
when many in our community come out for a fun family day of flower plantings, blood drive, games, rides, activities, a petting zoo, music, CPR training and much more.
Pretty huge event going down on Roosevelt Island right now (duh, it's Roosevelt Island Day). pic.twitter.com/G8j140NIsN— Nick Turner (@SFNick) June 13, 2015
Frank Farance shares some scenes from the activities at Good Shepherd Plaza.Roosevelt Island Day recap (aka, how the rest of the island spent its day). @riraonline @Rooseveltisland pic.twitter.com/KSEWK8BHLo— Nick Turner (@SFNick) June 13, 2015
and the Roosevelt Island Explorers show us what happened at Blackwell House.
Crafts with Roosevelt Island Day Nursery,
Pop Up Piano,
and hands only CPR training.
Urban American's Doryne Isely, who organized Roosevelt Island Day, introduced Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney and Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright. Ms. Maloney let everybody know that she:
Loves Roosevelt Islandand talked about Hillary Clinton's campaign announcement earlier in the day.
Ms Seawright reported on NY State legislation to restore Public Purpose Funds that she hopes will pass this week.
Had a great time celebrating Roosevelt Island Day with Roosevelt Islanders this weekend! pic.twitter.com/WoEtmZXP6B— Carolyn B. Maloney (@RepMaloney) June 15, 2015
The traditional Roosevelt Island evening concert was missed by some,Thank you @UrbanAmerican1 @Rooseveltisland @RIOCny for another successful Roosevelt Island day! pic.twitter.com/IMAWDPn3WD— Rebecca Seawright (@SeawrightForNY) June 13, 2015
but took place in the afternoon this year.@Rooseveltisland so much for Roosevelt Island Day. All done by 3pm? The best part was the music in the evening. 😏— Regina Rose Malone (@ReginaRMalone) June 13, 2015
Roosevelt Island Day is sponsored by Urban American,
Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation and Roosevelt Island Youth Program.
More Roosevelt Island Day photos from Frank Farance here.