community events

Open Play: Toddler Play Time 10:45 AM
Jan 29
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Wednesday, January 29 at 10:45 am

Roosevelt Island Library

Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child’s learning through play!

Toddler Time: 11:15 AM
Jan 29
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Wednesday, January 29 at 11:15 am

Roosevelt Island Library

Join us to hear stories, sing songs, and get those wiggles out as you help your active toddler build important early learning skills. Discover ways to promote early literacy at home and meet other caregivers in the neighborhood. Suggested for toddlers/little walkers and their caregivers.

Open Play: Toddler Play Time 11:45 AM
Jan 29
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Wednesday, January 29 at 11:45 am

Roosevelt Island Library

Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child’s learning through play!

Hummingbird Robotics
Jan 29
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Wednesday, January 29 at 3:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Join us to learn some basics of robotics through the Hummingbird Robtoics Platform. We will use different sensors, motors and lights to build fun robots! Drop-in to put your creativity to the test. Best for ages 8 and up!

Zing! Beat Making, Recording, & Song Writing
Jan 29
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Wednesday, January 29 at 4:15 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Attention, budding musicians, DJs, rappers, and producers! Join us for a free music workshop with experienced producers. Students will learn music production and performance skills using Logic Pro software, production equipment, and more!For children and teens. This program is presented by Vincent Pierce and OPEN DOORS.

Database Research
Jan 29
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Wednesday, January 29 at 6:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Learn how to conduct research using the databases available atNYPL. Our databases cover a wide range of subjects includingliterature, the hard and soft sciences, music and much more.

Chinese Rhyme Songs
Jan 30
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Thursday, January 30 at 11:00 am

Roosevelt Island Library

Julia Gu brings you popular Chinese rhyme songs, both the ones from her childhood and the current ones in China. Children and their caretakers will be encouraged to express themselves through their physical movements, their own voices (using Chinese or English words or just sounds), and any other expression they have responding to the rhymes. The songs will be in Chinese, while the sessions are conducted in English. Join us to learn some Chinese! Best for children ages 0-5 years with parent/care…

Kids Chess Club
Jan 30
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Thursday, January 30 at 4:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Kids Chess Club for all levels and players.Beginners, Intermediate, and rated players.

RIOC Board of Directors Meeting
Jan 30
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. (RIOC)
Cultural Center - 548 Main Street New York NY 10044

Thursday, January 30 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. (RIOC)

http://rioc.ny.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=274

2nd Annual Bronx Delegation Budget Forum!
Jan 30
New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano
New York, NY 10044

Thursday, January 30 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano

Come share your priorities for the 2020 New York State budget with Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Senator Gustavo Rivera, Senator José Serrano, and Senator Luis Sepúlveda. Anyone is welcome to offer oral or written testimony. Each speaker will have up to two (2) minutes to speak. Sign up for oral testimony will open at 6PM. Written testimony can be submitted via email ahead of or after the event to Senator Biaggi's Office at biaggi@nysenate.gov, Senator Rivera's Office at healthcommittee@nysenate.gov, Senator Serrano's Office at serrano@nysenate.gov, or to Senator Sepulveda's Office at royees@nysenate.gov.

Open Play
Jan 31
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Friday, January 31 at 10:30 am

Roosevelt Island Library

Join us for a library playdate and meet other caregivers as we explore developmentally appropriate play materials in a safe, warm, and joyful environment. Extend your child’s learning through play!

PreK Tour
Feb 3
PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044

Monday, February 3 All Day

PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island

Spring Festival & Chinese Zodiac Paper Cutting
Feb 3
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Monday, February 3 at 4:30 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

The Chinese Zodiac assigns an animal and it's reputed attributes to each year. In this workshop, we will introduce the Chinese Zodiac to teens to help them understand more about their specific animal and what is the best strategy for year 2020- the year of the rat. We will also cut and design red paper rat cutouts for good luck. For 13-18 years old. Presented by Wall Street Chinese.

Open Level Belly Dance with Andrea
Feb 3
Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance
Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance 548 Main St, New York, New York 10044

Monday, February 3 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance

Join us for Andrea's Open Level Belly Dance for adult dancers. Each class breaks down classic Arabic technique clarifies body isolations builds strength increases flexibility & combines what you learn into a fun combination. The Winter/Spring combination will include dancing with wings (bring a pair if you have them or borrow from the instructor). Sign up for the 18 weekly sessions or DROP IN anytime for $25. Sign up for the Winter/Spring series here: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn2218/register.aspx #nycbellydanceclasses #bellydanceclass #rooseveltisland #mainstreettheatedancealliance

Adult Coloring
Feb 4
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Tuesday, February 4 at 11:00 am

Roosevelt Island Library

Come to the library and relax by coloring some beautiful artwork. Feel your troubles and bitter cares melt away at each stroke of your pencil!

Get Your Flu Shot: Rep. Maloney Flu Shot Drive
Feb 4
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
New York, NY 10044

Tuesday, February 4 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney

Flu season is in full swing. Make sure to stop by the Campos Plaza Community Center to receive your free flu shot, courtesy of Ryan Health. Event is co-sponsored by State Senator Brad Hoylman, Assemblyman Harvey Epstein, and Councilwoman Carlina Rivera.

Terrific Tolkien Discussion
Feb 4
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Tuesday, February 4 at 4:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Calling all elves, hobbits, orcs and dragons! Join us for a 7-part discussion of the epic poems of J.R.R. Tolkien at the library!

Buster Keaton Film Shorts
Feb 4
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Tuesday, February 4 at 6:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

In honor of NYPL’s 125th Anniversary, the Roosevelt Island Library will be screening a collection of Buster Keaton’s silent film shorts. Buster Keaton was born in 1895, the same year that the New York Public Library was founded.

Engaged Roosevelt Island: Eco-Ambassadors Meet Up, Take Action Survey Results for Sustainable Planning
Feb 5
iDig2Learn
Good Shepherd Chapel, 543 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

Wednesday, February 5 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

iDig2Learn

Engaged Roosevelt Island: Eco-Ambassadors Meet Up + Guest Speaker from Dept. of Sanitation for Sustainable Planning DSNY expert, Sem Sepulveda, conveys the latest tips to keep waste out of the landfill. Join us for updates on the survey and to finalize our Eco-Ambassadors plan. Let's design the neighborhood we want, one that's healthy for us and earth. Share your ideas for next step solutions to issues important to you. An Opportunity Grant from Cornell University's Office of Engagement Initiatives funded this community-engaged workshop to promote environmental understanding and boost sustainable practices on Roosevelt Island.

RIRA Common Council Meeting
Feb 5
Roosevelt Island Residents Association
Chapel of the Good Shepherd (Downstairs) 543 Main Street

Wednesday, February 5 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Residents Association

SLT
Feb 7
PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044

Friday, February 7 from 7:30 am to 8:15 am

PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island

MST&DA Teen Theatre presents Disney's "High School Musical"
Feb 7
Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance
Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance 548 Main St, New York, New York 10044

Friday, February 7 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

MST&DA Teen Theatre presents Disney's "High School Musical"
Feb 8
Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance
Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance 548 Main St, New York, New York 10044

Saturday, February 8 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

International Dinner
Feb 8
PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044

Saturday, February 8 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island

Buy Discounted Tickets Online by 2/6: https://www.aplos.com/aws/events/international_dinner_2020

RIVAA Annual Black History Month Exhibition
Feb 8
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. (RIOC)
RIVAA Gallery - 527 Main Street - 527 Main Street Roosevelt Island NY 10044

Saturday, February 8 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Operating Corp. (RIOC)

http://rioc.ny.gov/calendar.aspx?EID=289

MST&DA Teen Theatre presents Disney's "High School Musical"
Feb 8
Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance
Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance 548 Main St, New York, New York 10044

Saturday, February 8 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance

Disney Channel's smash hit movie musical comes to life on the stage! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities.

Coffee Hour
Feb 9
East River Catholics - St. Frances X. Cabrini
504 Main Street , New York , NY 10044

Sunday, February 9 from 3:30 am to 6:30 am

East River Catholics - St. Frances X. Cabrini

Kindergarten: Valentine's Project with Parents
Feb 10
PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044

Monday, February 10 from 8:40 am to 9:30 am

PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island

K001: Rm 119K002: Rm 218K003: Rm 219K004: Rm 121

Around the World Book Discussion: Love in the Time of Cholera
Feb 10
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Monday, February 10 at 5:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Explore the world through the works of international authors. This stop takes us to Columbia, where you can join in on the conversation of the book Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez. Copies of the book will be available to borrow at the circulation desk with your library card.

Open Level Belly Dance with Andrea
Feb 10
Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance
Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance 548 Main St, New York, New York 10044

Monday, February 10 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance

Join us for Andrea's Open Level Belly Dance for adult dancers. Each class breaks down classic Arabic technique clarifies body isolations builds strength increases flexibility & combines what you learn into a fun combination. The Winter/Spring combination will include dancing with wings (bring a pair if you have them or borrow from the instructor). Sign up for the 18 weekly sessions or DROP IN anytime for $25. Sign up for the Winter/Spring series here: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn2218/register.aspx #nycbellydanceclasses #bellydanceclass #rooseveltisland #mainstreettheatedancealliance

Adult Coloring
Feb 11
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Tuesday, February 11 at 11:00 am

Roosevelt Island Library

Come to the library and relax by coloring some beautiful artwork. Feel your troubles and bitter cares melt away at each stroke of your pencil!

Terrific Tolkien Discussion
Feb 11
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Tuesday, February 11 at 4:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Calling all elves, hobbits, orcs and dragons! Join us for a 7-part discussion of the epic poems of J.R.R. Tolkien at the library!

PTA General Meeting
Feb 12
PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044

Wednesday, February 12 from 8:40 am to 9:15 am

PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island

Grade 1: Valentine's Project with Parents
Feb 12
PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044

Wednesday, February 12 from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm

PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island

Class 101: Rm 221Class 102: Rm 222Class 104: Rm 214

Engaged Roosevelt Island: Nature Meet Up for Environmental Understanding
Feb 12
iDig2Learn
Good Shepherd Chapel, 543 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

Wednesday, February 12 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

iDig2Learn

Acknowledge, discover and learn more about nature and green spaces on Roosevelt Island. Join island groups as this Opportunity Grant from Cornell University's Office of Engagement Initiatives funds community-engaged workshops to promote environmental understanding and boost sustainable practices on Roosevelt Island.

Eight Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland Race Around the World
Feb 13
Roosevelt Island Historical Society
NYPL Branch-624 Main St.

Thursday, February 13 from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm

Roosevelt Island Historical Society

Join Matthew Goodman and learn that these two intrepid women set off around-the-world in 1889.

RIHS Lecture: Adventure Journalists
Feb 13
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Thursday, February 13 at 6:30 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

New York Times bestselling author Matthew Goodman discusses his book “Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World”, the true story of two female journalists and their competition against time and the globe.

100th Day of School
Feb 14
PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044

Friday, February 14 All Day

PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island

Steven Ball, Organ
Feb 15
East River Catholics - St. Frances X. Cabrini
504 Main Street , New York , NY 10044

Saturday, February 15 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am

East River Catholics - St. Frances X. Cabrini

Chess Tutorials
Feb 15
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Saturday, February 15 at 10:30 am

Roosevelt Island Library

FREE chess tutorials for beginner to intermediate players and US Chess Federation rated players under 1000.Register online Monday, January 27 at 1 pm. This registration is for the Saturday, February 15, 10:30 AM session.Register for only 2 sessions per month.

Chess Tutorials
Feb 15
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Saturday, February 15 at 11:00 am

Roosevelt Island Library

FREE chess tutorials for beginner to intermediate players and US Chess Federation rated players under 1000.Register online Monday, January 27 at 1 pm. This registration is for the Saturday, February 15, 11 AM session.Register for only 2 sessions per month.

Chess Tutorials
Feb 15
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Saturday, February 15 at 2:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

FREE chess tutorials for beginner to intermediate players and US Chess Federation rated players under 1000.Register online Monday, January 27 at 1 pm. This registration is for the Saturday, February 15, 2 PM session.Register for only 2 sessions per month.

Math Tutorial
Feb 15
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Saturday, February 15 at 2:30 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Free Math tutorial for grades 2-9. Please register online for two 45-minute sessions per month. Registration for February opens Monday, January 27 at 1 pm.

Chess Tutorials
Feb 15
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Saturday, February 15 at 2:30 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

FREE chess tutorials for beginner to intermediate players and US Chess Federation rated players under 1000.Register online Monday, January 27 at 1 pm. This registration is for the Saturday, February 15, 2:30 PM session.Register for only 2 sessions per month.

Math TutorialOnline
Feb 15
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Saturday, February 15 at 3:30 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Free Math tutorial for grades 2-9. Please register online for two 45-minute sessions per month. Registration for February opens Monday, January 27 at 1 pm.

NO SCHOOL: Mid-Winter Break
PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island
New York, NY 10044

Monday, February 17 through February21

PS/IS 217 PTA - Roosevelt Island

Adult Coloring
Feb 18
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Tuesday, February 18 at 11:00 am

Roosevelt Island Library

Come to the library and relax by coloring some beautiful artwork. Feel your troubles and bitter cares melt away at each stroke of your pencil!

Terrific Tolkien Discussion
Feb 18
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Tuesday, February 18 at 4:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Calling all elves, hobbits, orcs and dragons! Join us for a 7-part discussion of the epic poems of J.R.R. Tolkien at the library!

Film: Harriet (2019)
Feb 18
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Tuesday, February 18 at 6:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

The incredible true story of Harriet Tubman, and her quest to lead hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.Rating: PG-13Studio: Focus FeaturesRuntime: 125 minutes

RI Senior Center Book Discussion: Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
Feb 19
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Wednesday, February 19 at 4:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Join your peers for a discussion of "Inheritance: A Memoir of Geneology, Paternity, and Love" by Dani Shapiro! From the acclaimed, best-selling memoirist, novelist and host of the hit podcast Family Secrets, comes a memoir about the staggering family secret uncovered by a genealogy test: an exploration of the urgent ethical questions surrounding fertility treatments and DNA testing, and a profound inquiry of paternity, identity, and love.The meeting will be held at the Carter Burden Senior C…

Adult Coloring
Feb 20
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Thursday, February 20 at 11:00 am

Roosevelt Island Library

Come to the library and relax by coloring some beautiful artwork. Feel your troubles and bitter cares melt away at each stroke of your pencil!

Controversial Classics Book Discussion: Carrie
Feb 24
Roosevelt Island Library
524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Monday, February 24 at 5:00 pm

Roosevelt Island Library

Come and join the Controversial Classics Book Club in on the conversation of the book Carrie by Stephen King. Copies of the book will be available to borrow at the circulation desk with your library card.

Open Level Belly Dance with Andrea
Feb 24
Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance
Main Street Theatre and Dance Alliance 548 Main St, New York, New York 10044

Monday, February 24 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance

Join us for Andrea's Open Level Belly Dance for adult dancers. Each class breaks down classic Arabic technique clarifies body isolations builds strength increases flexibility & combines what you learn into a fun combination. The Winter/Spring combination will include dancing with wings (bring a pair if you have them or borrow from the instructor). Sign up for the 18 weekly sessions or DROP IN anytime for $25. Sign up for the Winter/Spring series here: https://app.mainstreetsites.com/dmn2218/register.aspx #nycbellydanceclasses #bellydanceclass #rooseveltisland #mainstreettheatedancealliance

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