FIGMENT NYC 2019 kicked off today In New York on Roosevelt Island. June 1st, 2019, Roosevelt Island welcomed its first FIGMENT NYC participatory art project in Lighthouse Park. The crowd for this fun family event was perfectly light, and it was manageable, under fair morning skies. Advertisements
The last slave ship to America was the Clotilda, a schooner, and when I heard it was found, I remembered my friend Sylviane Diouf. Year ago, walking home from the subway, a historical scholar, she told me she’d just published a book about the last slave ship. No one expected
More or Less I Am, Whitman’s 200th Birthday Celebrated in New York City “Whitman’s own manic enthusiasm might be required to describe the joyous jamboree that occurs when you combine a fiddle, flute, cello, guitar, and steel drum with readers from the audience, an opera singer, the sounds of jets
The Roosevelt Island Tram’s 43rd Birthday caught historian Judith Berdy’s attention. “Happy 43rd Birthday,” she wrote in a May email. The Tram evolved from essential resource. It’s now also an adventure drawing more tourists than locals who count on it for commuting ever expected. Or welcomed.
Gustav and Ulla Kraitz, Swedish Sculptors with RIVAA President Tad Sudol and Arline Jacoby Flashback: On April 26, 2016, Blue Dragon, a children’s sculpture donated to Roosevelt Island by Swedish artists, Gustav and Ulla Kraitz was unveiled in its new and permanent home along the East River in Southpoint Park. It