Thursday, June 7, 2018

You're Invited To The Annual Roosevelt Island Day Saturday June 16 - Help Clean Up & Beautify, Plant Flowers, Food, Music, Games, Carnival Rides, Petting Zoo, Pony Ride, Blood Drive & More Family Fun Festivities For All

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Public Information Officer Alonza Roberson reports:

The annual Roosevelt Island Day festivities are an opportunity for residents, organizations, and guests to celebrate the Island’s unique community.

One major asset of that community is the Island’s natural beauty and at this year’s event, to be held Saturday, June 16, 2018, attendees are being asked to pitch in, at least one hour, to help enhance that beauty.

From 9 a.m. to noon that day, several Island organizations - like the RI Garden Club, Green Roosevelt Island Neighbors (GRIN), Girl Scouts, and Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance - will lead volunteer teams in a variety of flower planting and general clean-up activities throughout the Island. The theme of the day is “Island Beautification” and all volunteers who complete a shift, will receive a free Roosevelt Island Day T-shirt.

Interested individuals can sign up; groups are encouraged to apply by calling Jessica Murray at 212.832.4540.

Also anyone dropping off food scraps for the BigReuse compost program, which will have collection bins on Good Shepherd Plaza during RI Day, will also receive a free T-shirt.

Besides the volunteerism, the Roosevelt Island Day community festival – hosted by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation in partnership with several Island groups including the RI Senior Association, the RI Residents Association, the RI Garden Club, Island Kids, and others, includes a blood drive, informational kiosks, food, music, free games, face-painting, giveaways, carnival rides, a petting zoo, pony-rides, a bounce house and Good Shepherd Plaza concert performance by The Funktion, an eight-piece funk, Motown, and soul-inspired band.

Here are some scenes from the 2017 Roosevelt Island Day, which was fun despite the rain.
More 2017 Roosevelt Island day pictures here.

Remember to sign up here to help beautify Roosevelt Island.