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Monday, September 24, 2018

Cornell Tech Starting Series Of Roosevelt Island Community Conversations With Faculty Members - Learn About Computer Vision, Machine Learning And Augmented Reality With Prof Serge Belongie Tuesday September 25, More To Come

Cornell Tech is starting a series of Roosevelt Island community conversations with  members of their faculty beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25, with Professor Serge Belongie.

You're invited.

According to Cornell Tech:

Community Conversations with Cornell Tech Faculty

Professor Belongie will talk about his research group's work in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Augmented Reality at Cornell Tech. He will also take questions from the audience.

  • Oct. 17th: Prof. Nicola Dell
  • Nov. 29th: Prof. Mor Naaman
  • Dec. 11th: Prof. James Grimmelmann
These events are free and open to the public.

To Register use link:

Or call 646-971-3744 and leave your name and phone number. (RSVP not required but will make access to the building easier)

Professor Belongie explains computer vision in video below.

During the August 16 Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Construction & Community Task Force meeting.

Cornell Tech Assistant Director of Community & Government Relations Jane Swanson described the upcoming series of community conversation with Cornell Tech Faculty and Roosevelt Island residents.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Roosevelt Island Hope Church Hosting Back To School Carnival Sunday September 23 At Good Shepherd Plaza - You're Invited

Roosevelt Island Hope Church is hosting a Back To School Carnival and all members of the Roosevelt Island community are invited to attend.

According to Roosevelt Island Hope Church Pastor Dan Sadlier:
Parents and Guardians,

Last year we were able to host a carnival on the Island called Family Fest. This year we want to do much of the same as we celebrate the new school year here on the island.

Join us for carnival games, face painting, a dunk tank, water balloon wars, cotton candy, food prizes and so much more! In addition this round we are raising awareness and support for Roosevelt Island's "Child School".

There will be many free activities for parents and children, with additional games and more at a low cost. CLICK HERE. There will also be additional activity tickets sold on the day of the event. We look forward to celebrating the Back To School season with you.

Please let us know you are coming ON FACEBOOK.

When: Sunday September 23rd immediately following our 11:30AM service

What: Back to School Carnival - carnival games, water balloon fight, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn, FREE FOOD, dunk tank and raffles - in support of after school programming at "The Child School and Legacy High School"

Who: Hope Church is hosting the event

Where: Good Shepherd Plaza (543 Main Street)

Tickets: There will be plenty of FREE events but we will be selling games and snacks tickets to help raise funds for the Child’s School.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Sponsored Post - Register Now For Roosevelt Island's Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance Fall 2018 Theatre, Dance & Fitness Classes - Programs Available For Adults, Teens & Children

Are you interested in taking a theater, dance or fitness class on Roosevelt Island for yourself, spouse, friend or child? If your answer is yes, make sure to hurry up and get registered for the Fall 2018 Roosevelt Island Main Street Theater & Dance Alliance (MST&DA) season.

MST&DA invites you to register for their 2018 Fall Classes in:

Classes are available for all ages (children, teens and adults) and scholarships are available too.

Below is MST&DA 2018 Fall Tentative Schedule of Classes.

Here's how you get to the MST&DA.

More info on MST&DA available at their web site, email address and phone 212 371-4449.

Roosevelt Island Transportation This Weekend - F Train Service To And From Manhattan, F Rerouted In Manhattan,1 And A Half Tram Cabins Operating And NYC Ferry New Fall RI Service Schedule

According to the MTA, there will be Roosevelt Island F Train service

to and from Manhattan this weekend. 


... TRACK REPLACEMENT | 9:30 PM Fri, Sep 21 to 5 AM Mon, Sep 24 F Service is rerouted in Manhattan and Brooklyn

No F service at 57 St, 47-50 Sts, 42 St-Bryant Pk, 23 St, 14 St, W 4 St, B'way-Lafayette St, 2 Av, Delancey St/Essex St, East Broadway, and York St.

F Service runs between Jamaica-179 St and Lexington Av-63 St, and via the Q express to/from Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr... 
STATION ENHANCEMENTS | Until December 2018 57 St F Station is closed
Both Roosevelt Island Tram Cabins are in operation but the North Cabin is working at half capacity because of a malfunctioning gear box that is waiting for replacement.
There is Roosevelt Island ferry service on the Astoria Route. Here's the new Fall Schedule for Roosevelt Island ferry service.

UPDATE 12 PM - The Tram cabins are both running at full capacity.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Sponsored Post -You're Invited To Build And Fly Your Own Kite In Honor Of International Peace Day & UN General Assembly At Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park Saturday, September 22

The Roosevelt Island FDR Four Freedoms Park (FDR Park) invites you to Build and Fly A Kite to honor International Peace Day

and the UN General Assembly on Saturday September 22.
According to the FDR Park:
Build and Fly Kites at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

Free Event, All Ages Welcome

On Saturday, September 22, visitors are invited to build and fly kites at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in celebration of International Peace Day.

On this weekend, Four Freedoms Park Conservancy educators will lead free, drop-in kite-making workshops for visitors of all ages. Acclaimed kiteflier Archie Stewart of the American Kitefliers Association will provide interactive kite-flying demonstrations from 12pm – 4pm on Saturday.

Roosevelt Island Public Library will host storytime sessions at 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm, as well as giveaways and arts and crafts activities.

In partnership with Operation Gratitude, visitors will be invited to share their messages of gratitude with Deployed Troops, Veterans, New Recruits & First Responders at our special letter writing station: Letters of Gratitude.

Registration is recommended

Kite-making supplies will be provided.

All ages welcome.
Here are some scenes from the 2017 Roosevelt Island Kite Flying For Peace at FDR Four Freedoms Park

Click full screen icon at bottom right of screen for better view.

You can register here. It's recommended.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

CB 8's Roosevelt Island Committee Hosting Suicide Prevention Forum Thursday September 20 At Main Street Theatre

September is Suicide Prevention Month.

Community Board 8's (CB 8) Roosevelt Island Committee is hosting a Suicide Prevention Forum tomorrow evening.

Please note that the Forum will be held Thursday September 20 at the Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance (548 Main Street), not at the location referenced in flyer above.

According to CB 8's Roosevelt Island Committee
Roosevelt Island Committee
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 6:30PM
Main Street Theater & Dance
548 Main Street,
Roosevelt Island, NY

Joint Meeting with Health, Seniors, & Social Services and Veteran’s Committees

Suicide Prevention Forum

Featured Speakers:
  • Brett A. Scudder, President/Chairman/Founder SISFI
  • Representative from NAMI
  • Representative from Columbia Presbyterian
  • Representative from American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
Lynne Strong-Shinozaki, Chair Roosevelt Island Committee
Alexandra Harrington Barker, David Liston, and Barbara Rudder, Co-Chairs Health, Seniors, & Social Services Committee
Christopher Deluzio and David Menegon, Co-Chairs Veterans Committee
NYC Health has more info on suicide prevention.