Follow Roosevelt Islander On:




Monday, March 18, 2019

The Amazing Roosevelt Island Girl Scouts Tech Hoppers Team Win NYC First Lego League Robotics Championship Award - Next Stop, World Championship Tournament

Cornell Tech Director of K-12 Education Dianne Levitt tweets yesterday:

Roosevelt Island Girl Scout Troop 3001 Leader Aiesha Eleusizov reports:
We are all still in a state of shock!! We did indeed win the NYC First LEGO League Robotics tournament today! The top two teams in NYC go to the World Championships in Detroit -  It's pretty amazing!! The girls did such an amazing job!!
More on the amazing Roosevelt Island Girl Scouts Tech Hoppers from this May 2018 post and video.

Congrats to Roosevelt Island Girl Scouts Tech Hoppers Robotics Team.

Great job and keep coding!!!!!. 

Stay tuned for more info about the Roosevelt Island Tech Hoppers later this week.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Transplanted Alabamian Now Roosevelt Island Resident Surprised To Finds Awesome Breakfast Grits In NYC At Unlikely Spot, Local Nisi Restaurant - What Would Cousin Vinnie Think?

The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse reports:

Awesome grits at the Roosevelt Island Nisi Restaurant - who would have thought?

Cousin Vinnie would be pleased.

Stop by the Roosevelt Island Nisi Restaurant

and try their breakfast grits or anything else on the voluminous menu.

Wow, Some Good News For Roosevelt Island Transportation This Weekend - F Train To And From Manhattan, Tram Service On Sunday, Both Cabins Working & Winter NYC Ferry Astoria Route Schedule

Good news. There is Roosevelt Island F Train subway service to and from Manhattan this weekend.

More good news. According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC), the Tram will operate on Sunday and both Tram Cabins are in service....
Tram Update:

Please be advised that both Tram cabins will be back in service temporarily, starting tomorrow, Friday, March 15th, until the next phase of the project begins. An advisory will be sent out when only one tram cabin will be operating....

... No further Sunday Tram shutdowns will be needed.
More on the Roosevelt Island Tram Overhaul project at this prior post.

Here's the Winter Schedule for Roosevelt Island ferry Astoria route service. 

Sponsored Post - Check Out Roosevelt Island Gristedes March 15 To March 21 Product Offerings, Specials & St Patrick's Day Sales Items - Free Delivery With $75 Or More Order

The Roosevelt Island Gristedes Supermarket

invites you to check out their March 15 - March 21 Product Offerings, Specials & Sales items.

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, March 14, 2019

You're Invited To Roosevelt Island Gallery RIVAA's Opening Reception For New Vernissage XV111 Exhibition Saturday March 16

Roosevelt Island's Gallery RIVAA is hosting an opening reception for the Vernissage XV111 exhibition on Saturday March 16. You're invited to check out the new art work, meet the artists and enjoy the company of your neighbors.

According to Gallery RIVAA:

Vernissage XVIII
RIVAA's Annual Anniversary Exhibition
Saturday, March 16, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 16, 6 - 9 pm

You are cordially invited to celebrate RIVAA's Annual Anniversary Exhibition Vernissage XVIII with RIVAA Artist Members and Guests.

The Roosevelt Island Visual Art Assoc. is a non-profit organization comprised of an internationally diverse group of artists. RIVAA opened the first gallery on Roosevelt Island in March 2002 and is dedicated to elevating the quality of life in the community through art, music, poetry, dance, events and workshops.

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays and Fridays: 6 – 9pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 11am – 5pm

Sponsored Post - You're Invited To Submit Project To 2019 Figment NYC Participatory Art Weekend At Roosevelt Island's Lighthouse Park - You Can Help By Volunteering Time And Financial Donation For Roosevelt Island Figment NYC Weekend Too

Roosevelt Island's Lighthouse Park

will be hosting Figment NYC's City Of Dreams Pavilion on June 1-2, 2019. Figment NYC is:
... a free participatory arts event that celebrates creativity by challenging artists and participants to find new ways to create, share, and dream....

... FIGMENT’s vision for art looks past the white-walled galleries and into the realm of participation. Art is not just something that you stand still and quietly look at–it is something you participate in. You touch it, smell it, write on it, talk to it, dance with it, play with it, learn from it. Interactive art creates a dynamic collaboration between the artist, the audience and their environment....
You are invited to submit an art project to be included in FIGMENT NYC 2019 Weekend at Roosevelt Island's Lighthouse Park.  According to Figment NYC:

Join Us!

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting art project submissions for the FIGMENT NYC 2019 Weekend!

It's our 13th Season, and we're being hosted at a New Location!

In 2019, FIGMENT NYC will be a  participatory arts event held at Lighthouse Park on Roosevelt Island and we couldn't be more excited!

The weekend festival showcases art that encourages participants to play, dance, sing, create, engage, experiment, and explore their environment. We accept submissions from artists of all ages and experience.

You can submit your project beginning December 7th, 2018 using the FIGMENT Artist Submission Portal, until April 7, 2019.

Our weekend project submissions operate on a rolling basis, which means that the sooner you apply, the sooner our curatorial team can accept your project. It also means we'll have more time to answer your questions and troubleshoot your project with you so that it meets the FIGMENT NYC guidelines.

Check out our project submission page for more information and how to submit! We can't wait to see what you have in store for us.
... FIGMENT After Dark !

Saturday, June 1st from 6pm-10pm FIGMENT NYC will be offering its first "FIGMENT AFTER DARK". Artists are welcome to submit projects that have a special interactivity when the lights go down. Once the stars are out we expect a variety of submissions from wearable art, LED based sculptures, art cars, blacklight reactive interactivity and more. Be part of the magic...
You can also participate in Figment NYC 2019 Weekend at Roosevelt Island's Lighthouse Park

by volunteering

and/or making a financial donation.

Here's a sample of a past Figment NYC weekend at Governor's Island

and more info to submit an art project, volunteer your servicesmake a financial donation and artists tips and tricks to the 2019 Figment NYC presentation at Roosevelt Island's Lighthouse Park.

See you at Lighthouse Park, June 1-2, for Figment NYC at Roosevelt Island.