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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Free Roosevelt Island Public Community Space Available At Cultural Center Starting February 13 For Recreational, Cultural & Educational Purposes Says RIOC - Sign Up To Reserve Space

Reported last December:

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) President Susan Rosenthal announced at the RIOC December 8 Board meeting that free community space for Roosevelt Island groups will be made available at the Cultural Center...

... Details are still to be worked out but one requirement is that the groups themselves not charge for the free community space....
Image Of Cultural Center Entrance

The details have been worked out. RIOC announced today:
Free Public Space Pilot Program Announcement:

Starting Monday, February 13th, RIOC will begin a pilot program offering free public space to island residents in the Roosevelt Island Cultural Center (548 Main St.). These spaces, both a common area and a privately reserved function room, will be made available from 10 AM – 2 PM, Monday – Wednesday and on Friday, for recreational, cultural, and/or educational purposes. The intention is to give the general public, unaffiliated with for-profit or non-profit corporations, the opportunity to utilize community space, which may include group study sessions, exercise activities, and book clubs; as well as quiet space for individuals to relax, read, study or meditate.

We hope this initial pilot program will gauge interest in underutilized community space and RIOC looks forward to working with island residents as the next steps for this project are determined. For more information or to sign up for the Public Space Pilot Program, please call Donna Masly at 212-891-6540 or via email at

For further information, and a downloadable flyer, please visit our website.

Here's Ms. Rosenthal announcing RIOC's plan for the free Roosevelt Island Cultural Center community space

during December 8 RIOC Board meeting.