Friday, December 4, 2015

Roosevelt Island Christmas Trees For Sale By PS/IS 217 PTA At Motorgate Plaza, Senior Center Holiday Bazaar, R&R Holiday Beethoven Concert & Chabad Lubavitch Build A CANorah Menorah This Weekend

A busy Roosevelt Island Holiday weekend coming up.

The Roosevelt Island PS/IS 217 PTA reports:
After almost 40 years, Geoff Kerr and the Boy Scouts have been running the Christmas tree sale on the island, but he's ready to pass on the tradition to the 217 PTA. With only two weeks notice the PTA was able to bring in Hoboken Farms to sell trees on the island. They will be donating a percentage of their proceeds to the PTA, so please support them and support our school!

It took a lot of effort and coordination from a few PTA members to get the sale here on such short notice. We apologize for not having information to share with the community sooner, and hope you still plan to get your tree here on Roosevelt Island. Please let your friends and neighbors know trees will be sold each weekend this month until they sell out.
The Roosevelt Island Seniors Association (RISA) reports:
RISA Annual Holiday Bazaar on

Saturday & Sunday
December 5th & 6th
10:00AM- 5:00PM
546 Main St
(senior center)

Holiday Shopping Early
Great food….Raffles….

Tables: $25 for 1 day
$30 for 2 days
(racks $5 each)

Contact RISA Board members at Roosevelt Island Senior Center, 546 Main St. From 10am-12pm,Monday- Friday or email
Check out the new Roosevelt Island Seniors Association Facebook Page.
R&R Concerts report:

Join us for an extraordinary Roosevelt Island event:

Beethoven's Symphony #1

Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Benjamin Hochman, conductor
Audrey Abela Caitlin Kelley Casey Tamanaha
Claudia Schaer Colin Jacobsen Efe Baltacigil
Elizabeth Harraman Hsuan-Fong Chen Hyun Ju Jang
James Deitz Jesse MacDonald Jessica Thompson
John Marcus Josh Rubin Karen Dekker
Ken Hamao Laura Lutzke Marta Lambert
Pala Garcia Patricia Wang Patrick Furlo
Peter Arfsten Raman Ramakrishnan Rebekah Heller
Rubin Khodeli Tim Gocklin Wojtek Komsta

7:30 pm this Saturday, December 5, at Good Shepherd Center
Admission is free
And from the Chabad Lubavitch Of Roosevelt Island:

Join us in spreading the light this of Chanukah by helping build a CANorah (a Menorah made entirely from food cans)! All cans will be donated to the needy together with the Roosevelt Island Seniors Association (RISA).

You CAN make a difference!

Sunday, December 6th at 4:00pm at the Tram Lawn, bring along canned food that you would like to donate to the needy. Together, we will build the CANorah. The CANorah will stand proudly on the Tram Lawn for the 8 days of Chanukah and will then be distributed.

For more information or questions, please email us or call us 212-652-5660.
You can also pick up some Roosevelt Island Holiday gifts at the Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) Visitors Kiosk.