Come out and join fellow Islanders for a day of beautification and celebration of Roosevelt Island
on Saturday, June 12th, from 10 AM – 3 PM.
North of the RIGC gardens from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. we will host a Compost Learning table and Roosevelt Island Birds table. With RIOC's help and BigReuse soil/compost mix we will also host planting of the butterfly bed/ pocket meadow spaces in the former tree pits near the tennis courts.
Bring your family and friends to our fun, educational, service-oriented activities, located at Blackwell Plaza, the Meditation Lawn, and all the way from Octagon just north of the Roosevelt Island Garden Club throughout Main St and finally under the Helix near the Citibikes at 2:00. Learn more info from our local community organizations.
Activities to include are:
- Island Beautification Plantings 10 a.m .-12 p.m.
- Plogging 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Bike Repair
- Clothing Drop-off
- Free Giveaways of Masks
- Paper Shred Truck (thanks to Rebecca Seawright's office!)
- Live Music - Haki Compost 12: 00 noon Nate & Hila live
- Free Book Swap
- Picnic Table Paintings
- Battery Recycling Drop-off
- Art installation and Poetry Circle with Open Doors at Alone Together photo exhibit under the helix (2:00 p.m.)
If you are unable to attend, check out our live updates on Instagram (@rooseveltislandrioc).
Kindly note that this is a socially distanced event and we encourage everyone to wear your face coverings, keep six feet in distance, and continue adhering to the NY Forward COVID-19 guidelines.
Last year all was virtual, I think the plans for this year will also be a little different. There will be less carnival and more simple times of getting outside together and moving our Island toward being earth friendly. The plans remind me of the first Roosevelt Island Day in 1999 which was all about service kinds of fun and we removed knotweed from the beds south of meditation steps along the river!