Monday, November 12, 2018

Holiday Lights Come Early To Roosevelt Island This Year, Reindeer Sled, Giant Ornament Balls And More To See - RIOC Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday November 30

The Roosevelt Island Holiday lights were being put up last week by the vendor Neave Group.

Take a look at a few of the displays all lit up, the Reindeer Sled at Good Shepherd Plaza, Giant Ornament Balls at Tram Plaza Fountain, Colorful trees and Star at Riverwalk Commons and Holiday/Christmas Tree at Riverwalk Lawn.

The Roosevelt Island Reindeer Sled is becoming a very popular attraction for picture taking. Lines have formed to take pictures in the Reindeer Sled.

 It's going to look even better when the snow comes.

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) adds;

The winter holidays at Roosevelt Island are special. Decorations are up, and the Island is looking festive.

The season offers us time for reflection and perspective. It lets the light of our good deeds shine. We look forward to warm reunions with old family and new friends. The true spirit of the season can best be seen in our children’s faces who reflect the wonder and excitement of anticipation. A special guest is coming to Roosevelt Island again this year and what’s he going to bring?

The Island’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for Friday, November 30 at 7 p.m. at the lawn south of Rivercross. Island residents are invited to join us for a night of holiday music and caroling - featuring a variety of community organizations - a live band, hot beverages, warm cookies, raffle prizes and goodie bags.

Each year, are spirits our heartened and delighted by the generous contributions our local businesses and organizations make toward this event. Can we count on you again this year?

Please see the attached form to learn how you can contribute. The deadline to participate is Wednesday, November 21.

... Examples: coffee, hot chocolate, cider, cookies, restaurant or other voucher certificates and cards, gift baskets, or other suggested items to be used in event raffle.

If you have any questions regarding the event or what contributions are needed, please contact Jessica Murray at 212-832-4540 or via email at