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Friday, December 7, 2018

Happy Chanukah From Roosevelt Island - Join The Chabad Of Roosevelt Island For Family Public Menorah Lighting Saturday December 8 At Rivercross Lawn - Pass The Latkes Please & Spin the Dreidel With The Maccabeats

The Chabad of Roosevelt Island invite you to the Annual Family Public Menorah Lighting for the 7th Chanukah Light at the Rivercross Lawn

on Saturday evening December 8 (6:30 PM):
Come together to celebrate Jewish pride!

Enjoy hot latkes, hot drinks, music, dreidels and other  ttreats.

For more information contact

Happy Chanukah from Roosevelt Island

and the Maccabeats. Have fun spinning the dreidel

and enjoy the Latkes.


History of Chanukah here.

Roosevelt Island Transportation This Weekend - No Roosevelt Island F Train Service From Manhattan, Both Tram Cabins At Full Capacity And NYC Ferry Winter RI Service Schedule

No Roosevelt Island F Train service from Manhattan this weekend.

According to the MTA:
TRACK MAINTENANCE 11:45 PM Fri, Dec 7 to 5 AM Mon, Dec 10 to 5 AM Mon Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the E after 47-50 Sts in Manhattan to Roosevelt Av in Queens.

No Jamaica-bound service at Lexington Av/63 St, Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge.

... To Roosevelt Island and 21 St-Queensbridge, take the F to Roosevelt Av and transfer to a Brooklyn-bound F.

From these stations, take a Brooklyn-bound F to 47-50 Sts and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F. 
... STATION ENHANCEMENTS | Until December 2018 57 St F Station is closed...
Both Tram Cabins operating at full capacity.

There is Roosevelt Island ferry service on the Astoria Route. Here's the Winter Schedule for Roosevelt Island ferry service.

Sponsored Post - Check Out Roosevelt Island Gristedes December 7 To December 13 Product Offerings, Specials & Sales Items - Complete Christmas Dinner Too

The Roosevelt Island Gristedes Supermarket

invites you to check out their December 6 - December 13 Product Offerings, Specials & Sales items.

Grab & Go Prepared Items too.

Also, Complete Christmas Dinner.

Don't forget the 10% Roosevelt Island Seniors Discount on Tuesday and Sign Up for the Gristedes Diamond Loyalty Rewards Program.

More Gristedes Supermarket information available at their web site, Facebook Page and Twitter feed

Thursday, December 6, 2018

All Female Version Of Shakespeare's Richard 111 Coming To Roosevelt Island's Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance This Weekend December 7 - 9 Performed By Blunt Ensemble - Political Machinations, Backstabbing And Secret Treasons, Get Your Tickets

Shakespeare's Richard 111 is coming to Roosevelt Island this weekend at the Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance performed by the Blunt Ensemble.

The $5 tickets can be purchased here:
Richard III

Blunt Ensemble presents a stripped-down 6 woman adaptation of Shakespeare's classic play. Director Rachel Matusewicz uses her all-female cast to explore the dynamics of power in the patriarchal society of Richard's England, in a play full of political machination, backstabbing and secret treasons. Where one man's ruthless ambition will bring himself and his country to the brink of destruction.

Director: Rachel Matusewicz
Stage Manager: Sage Spitz
Lighting Design: Terrence Dalton

Ellie dEustachio
Brooke Garfinkel
Meredyth Kenney
Bess Miller
Ryan Natalino
Marie Eléna OBrien

More info on the Blunt Ensemble Facebook Page.

Your DASH Donation Of An Electric Can Opener Can Help Feed A Roosevelt Island Resident In Need Says RI Disabled Association Support For The Homebound, Disabled And Elderly At RIRA Public Session Last Night

DASH is the acronym for the Roosevelt Island Disabled Association Support for the Homebound, Disabled and Elderly. Last evening, during the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council Public Session, DASH Director Louella Streitz asked the Roosevelt Island community to help insure that neighbors with arthritis will be able to eat by donating an electric can opener.

According to Ms. Streitz:

DASH (Disabled Association Support for the Homebound, Disabled and Elderly) is reaching out to ask if anyone would kindly adopt a senior for the Holidays and gift the 7 or so needy seniors, an electric can opener. The ones I am thinking of have acute arthritis and many of them eat quite some canned food.

DASH operates on a $0 budget based with pure volunteerism and would appreciate any donations of electric can openers.

I, Louella Streitz am the Director and will handle all distribution. I  will handle all distributon and can be reached at
More info about DASH, volunteer opportunities or if you need assistance available at The Roosevelt Doctor web site.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Past, Present & Future Exhibits Of Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA - Creating An Island Of Art & Continuing The Journey With Your Help

Roosevelt Island artist Tony Vita illustrates the 17 year history of Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA with flyers and scenes from past art exhibits, dance performances, music concerts, poetry readings as well as upcoming plans for the future of Gallery RIVAA and Roosevelt Island as an "Island Of Art".

Watch the video and message at end asking your help to continue the journey by contributing what you can.

During the June 6, 2018 unveiling ceremony of Roosevelt Island Plinth sculpture at Good Shepherd Plaza,  RIOC President Susan Rosenthal announced plans for a Roosevelt Island Art Trail and thanked our local Gallery RIVAA for its contribution to the Roosevelt Island art scene.

Also, Gallery RIVAA's Tad Sudol made this October 2015 presentation of his idea for an Island Of Art on Roosevelt Island to the RIOC Board Of Directors.

Here's one possible future exhibit

for the Roosevelt Island Of Art.