3rd Annual Pumpkin Smash! Saturday, November 3, 11am-2pm
Why toss your pumpkin in the trash when you can toss it off a ladder and watch it go splat? At the annual pumpkin smash, kids will give a memorable send-off to their Jack O’lanterns so Big Reuse, RIOC, and RIGC can compost them. They’ll be hot cider and autumnal treats and sweets, too! Manhattan Park Lawn between 30 & 40 River Road
Halloween Parade & Extravaganza Saturday, October 27 11:30am-3pm
This frightfully fun family event starts with a costume parade down Main Street from Firefighter's Field to Tony Capobianco Field at 11:30am, followed by a carnival with games, rides, giveaways, food, and more!
Roosevelt Island Fall for Arts 2018 Saturday, October 6
It's the 13th annual island celebration of creativity and art!
You'll discover professional and amateur artists painting free-standing murals, music, dance, and arts-and-crafts activities for all ages--plus art vendors and food trucks-- at the Island’s Southpoint Park, FDR Four Freedoms State Park and on the Rivercross Lawn from 11am-5pm.
The RIGC will be there, as always. Drop by our booth at Southpoint Park between 11am and 2pm where we'll be making leaf mandalas, coloring, and getting to know more about the trees that call Roosevelt Island home.
2nd Annual Classical Music in the Community Garden Sunday, September 30th 4:30-6:00pm (rain date: October 7)
Once again this year, the Roosevelt Island Garden Club is thrilled to be hosting a concert of the Classical Musicians' Rehearsal Symphony Orchestra, founded by Arlene Stock, in the Community Garden.
Come join neighbors, garden club members, and music lovers for an afternoon of classical music among the late-summer flowers. Admission is free and open to the public. Bring your own chairs or stroll the paths of the garden while music fills the air!
Roosevelt Island Senior Center End of Summer Potluck Party Friday, September 21, 2018 1:30-4pm
Usher in the fall at the Carter Burden Network’s Roosevelt Island Senior Center. Socialize with your neighbors, enjoy an appetizing mix of foods, and spend a little time exploring the senior center’s (secret) garden. Check out all the activities this month here!
Community Conversations with Cornell Tech Faculty Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:30 - 7:30pm
Come meet the faculty at the first in a series of events at Cornell Tech. Professor Serge Belongie will talk about (and answer your questions about) his research group's work in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, and Augmented Reality.
Island “Birders” might be especially interested in this event, as Professor Belongie is one of the developers of the bird-recognition app, Merlin Bird ID!
Registration is not required, but will help expedite entry to the event. Register here.
The works in this grouping, not seen together in New York since their 1940 debut, were all created in 1939 and include Heliconia, Crab’s Claw Ginger [plant depicted is actually a “lobster claw” heliconia] and Pineapple Bud (both of which were used in the Hawaiian Pineapple Company’s advertisements and which are held today in private collections); Hibiscus with Plumeria (loaned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum); and a series of landscape paintings depicting Maui’s interior ‘Īao Valley and lava-studded shorelines (loaned by the Honolulu Museum of Art).
Located at 5th Avenue and 105th street and open daily from 8am until dusk, Conservatory Garden is the only formal garden found in Central Park. The quiet, calm atmosphere of the Garden, free from runners and bicyclists, makes it an ideal spot for both weddings and relaxing afternoon walks.
RIGC Community Garden Events:
FOR VISITORS: Come Back & See Us in Spring! Saturdays & Sundays 9am-7pm May through September
FOR MEMBERS: Community Service Day Sunday, November 4