Thursday, July 21, 2016

Will There Be A Roosevelt Island Public Outdoor Viewing Of 2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony This Year?

The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Brazil takes place August 5 - 21.

During the 2012 Olympic Games held in London, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) hosted a public outdoor viewing of the Olympics Opening Ceremony

using a large inflatable screen at the Riverwalk Commons lawn. It was a wonderful evening with Roosevelt Island residents from all over the world gathered together to cheer their home country teams entering the Olympic arena.

On July 18, I asked RIOC President Susan Rosenthal and the RIOC Directors:
During the 2012 Olympics, RIOC put up a big outdoor screen in Southtown for a public viewing of the opening ceremonies.

It was very popular among the residents and brought out alot of people.

Does RIOC have plans to do the same for 2016 Olympics?  The date is Friday August 5.
So far, I have not received an answer from RIOC if they intend to have a public viewing of the 2016 Olympics opening ceremony this year.

RIOC previously scheduled an outdoor movie showing of Across The Universe at Firefighters Field for August 5.

Will update if I receive more info.

CBS This Morning

and the Wall Street Journal

have more on the 2016 Rio Olympics.