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Friday, August 14, 2015

List Of Roosevelt Island Organizations Receiving Funding From NYC Council Member Ben Kallos For Fiscal Year 2015 -16 - Roosevelt Island Participatory Budget Assembly Wednesday August 19

The following Roosevelt Island organizations received funding from Roosevelt Island's NYC Council Member Ben Kallos for fiscal year 2015-16.

 Image From Ben Kallos
Expense Funding:

Roosevelt Island Seniors Association (RISA), Inc. $30,000

To fund programming for seniors at the center offering different exercise classes to better enhance the livelihood of our senior population: tai chi, zumba, pilates, yoga, building strength ,salsa, arts and crafts and computers.

Roosevelt Island Youth Program, Inc. $25,000

To support a community Youth Center which will operate afterschool and on weekends to offer computer labs, music programs, game room, television room, educational programming, SAT Prep and High school prep classes.

Roosevelt Island Youth Program, Inc. $18,500

To fund piano, drums, guitar and violin lessons to youth ages 8 to 15, beginners and intermediate lessons will be offered.

Four Freedoms Park Conservancy, Inc. $10,000

To support summer concerts such as musical and dance performances.

R&R Concerts, Inc. $5,000

To present performances of classical music at the Good Shepherd Center on Roosevelt Island. With no admission fee and complemented by outreach performances for members of the community with limited mobility.

Main Street Theatre Dance Alliance $5,000

Funds will be used to provide tools and materials for sets, costumes and lighting for student productions for the 2015 season.

Bike New York, Inc. $5,000

To provide Learn to Ride classes for kids on Roosevelt Island and to purchase helmets to give away to kids at these classes.

Roosevelt Island Historical Society $5,000

Funds will be used to support the visitors center, activities including programs, lectures and tours, and maintenance and dissemination of artifacts and historical documents. Support services include landscaping, consumable supplies, and utilities and telephone.

Roosevelt Island Disabled Association $5,000

To fund bus transportation cost: Bus drivers, Insurance, costs to maintain and repair bus as needed. Bus needs Heat and AC repair and repairs of its lending wheelchairs and scooters Communications Phone and Fax and Internet access Postage, Office and printing supplies Paper and plastic Supplies for pot luck dinners held through the year along with a Thanksgiving Day meal.

Island Kids  $5,000

To support the Island Kids Summer Camp which serves children aged 4-10. Activities include swimming, sports, art, science, theater and music

Office of Emergency Management $5,000

To fund CERT Roosevelt Island, CERT UES and CERT Manhattan 8

Capital Funding

Roosevelt Island School - Green roof  $500,000 

New York Public Library [Roosevelt Island Branch] $1,500,000
The full list of NYC Council district 5 organizations receiving funds for fiscal year 2015-16 from Council Member Kallos here.

Also, the 2016 Participatory Budget process begins with a Roosevelt Island Neighborhood Assembly 6:30 PM Wednesday August 19 at the Good Shepherd Community Center (543 Main Street).

Sign up here.