Friday, January 24, 2020

Roosevelt Island Gallery RIVAA Hosting New Year 2020 Celebration Friday January 24, Bring Your Good Humor And Wear A Hat

Gallery RIVAA (527 Main Street) invites you to a New Year2020 Celebration later today, Friday, January 24 starting at 7 PM.  You are encouraged to bring your good humor and wear a Hat.

Here We Go Again, No Roosevelt Island F Train Service From Manhattan This Weekend

Here we go again.

 According to the MTA:
ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS Jan 24 - 27, Fri 9:45 PM to Mon 5 AM Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the E after 47-50 Sts, Manhattan to Roosevelt Av, Queens

No Jamaica-bound F service at 57 St, Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge....
Jan 27 - 31, Mon to Fri, from 9:30 PM to 5 AM - F No trains between Roosevelt Av and 21 St-Queensbridge
Both Roosevelt Island Tram cabins are operating and here's the NYC Ferry Roosevelt Island Astoria Route Winter Schedule. 

During June 13 Roosevelt Island Town Hall Meeting organized by Council Member Ben Kallos, MTA representative Markus Book spoke about Roosevelt Island F Train subway service. Watch the full MTA Roosevelt Island presentation below.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Renew, Reuse And Rewear Eileen Fischer Women's Clothing Giveway At Carter Burden RI Senior Center Saturday January 25 - Also Check Out RIDA Picture Painting Sale At Same Time, Same Place

The Roosevelt Island Zero Waste movement continues.

The Carter Burden Roosevelt Island Senior Center (546 Main Street) is hosting a Renew, Reuse and Rewear Clothing Giveaway of Eileen Fisher women's clothing - over 700 pieces of Tops and Bottoms (limit is 4 pieces per person) - on Saturday January 25. According to the Senior Center:

Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:00—1:00 p.m.


Join us for the Eileen Fisher clothing giveaway..

RENEW, REUSE and REWEAR women clothing by Eileen Fisher. Size X-small to 3X

After picking up some new clothes, check out the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA)

Picture/Painting Sale too.

Jobs Available For Elementary & Middle School Teachers At Voice Charter School In Long Island City, Only A Few Blocks From The Roosevelt Island Bridge

Are you a teacher interested in working very close to Roosevelt Island? If yes, there are several job opportunities available  for elementary and middle school teachers, as well as classroom assistants, at the Voice Charter School located in Long Island City just a few blocks from the Roosevelt Island Bridge.

According to the Voice Charter School:

VOICE Charter School is an elementary and middle school located in Long Island City, Queens that serves about 650 students across grades K-8. We are located just minutes from Roosevelt Island Bridge in Long Island City at 2 locations - 36-24 12th Street and 37-15 13th Street We are looking to identify extraordinary educators and administrators committed to urban education who wish to join a dynamic professional learning community.

Our mission is to create a safe and healthy learning environment that will nurture, motivate and challenge all of our children to achieve the highest level of academic excellence and to develop into mindful, responsible, contributing participants in their education, their community and the diverse society in which we live.

What makes VOICE different?

At VOICE, it’s not just about the music. It’s about the people. It’s about what you can be. It’s about using your passion. It’s about relationships. It’s about having the opportunity to choose. It’s about caring enough. It’s about each individual child and adult.

We believe in efficacy. At the core of our academic culture is the idea that all students are capable of doing well in any discipline. At VOICE, all students will learn – being smart is not something that you are, it is something you become. At VOICE, you will be pushed to become more.

We support and develop the effectiveness of our teachers. We believe that teachers need time to collaborate to build their practice, so we provide our team with over two hours of planning time a day as well as additional days for collaborative thought partnership and planning during the school year.

We promote participation in music and the arts. As music and art help develop problem solving and critical thinking skills and open children's imaginations, all VOICE students participate in and learn from daily activities in the arts including rigorous choral training. We design our arts-integrated curriculum to bring joy and wonder to the lives of our children, providing them with the skills necessary to forge their own path.

VOICE is actively hiring for the following positions for the current School Year:
  • ELL/ENL Teacher
  • Upper Elementary Dean (3-5)
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Middle School Math Teacher (6-8)
  • Middle School Music Teacher (6-8)
  • Middle School ICT Teacher (6-8)
  • Classroom Assistant
VOICE is also accepting applications for School Year 2020-2021. If you’re interested in applying, please reach out to us at

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Roosevelt Island Seniors Association Hosting Open Mic Jazz Night Saturday January 25 - A Fundraising Benefit For Sierra Club To Plant 1000 Trees In NYC Parks

The Roosevelt Island Seniors Association (RISA) invites you to an Open Mic Jazz Night on Saturday January 25. According to RISA:

Open Mic Jazz Night is a fundraiser for L18 Infinity's Environmental Legacy Project. All proceeds will go to the Sierra Club Foundation to plant 1,000 trees to combat climate change.

Saturday January 25, 6-9 PM.

Roosevelt Island Seniors Association 546 Main Street, Roosevelt Island NY 10044.

Light refreshments will be served. Tickets are $25.

Email for more information.
RISA Secretary/Community Outreach Andrea Jackson adds:
LI-8 Infinity is a team of 28 intergenerational students from the Altru Learning Center. They have selected and partnered with The Sierra Club to fulfill Sierra Clubs need to plant 1000 trees in April with the NYC Parks. Dept. LI 8 means Legacy Infinity Project #8 - The Sierra Club. The Goal is to leave a legacy of assisting in Environmental Sustainability to combat Climate change.

Roosevelt Island Girl Scout Troop Raising Funds To Support Reconstruction Efforts For The Australian Bushfire Crisis Saturday January 25th At Farmers Market - Help Our Local Girl Scouts Make The World A Better Place

Roosevelt Island Girl Scout Troop Leader 3233 Suzy del Campo Perea reports:

The youngest of the Roosevelt Island Girl Scouts will be having a Fundraiser this Saturday January25th, to support the reconstruction efforts for the Australia Bushfire Crisis.

The crisis is unprecedented and the situation is very alarming. RI is a place where a lot of us come from different countries, and our Girl Scouts have the opportunity to make this World a better place and to help out.

Our troop has an opportunity to send the money directly to the Girl Guides of Australia Bushfire Crisis fund as we have an Australian family in our troop.

Here's more on the 2020 Australian bushfires.

Here's more info on the Girl Guides of Australia Bushfire Crisis fund


And more info on Roosevelt Island Girl Scout troops.