Tag Archives: RIVAA

From Challenge Grants to P.R.: Many Facets of J. Luce Foundation

New York, N.Y.  When my mother passed away in 2001, I was inspired to create Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW) that went on to help vulnerable children in Africa, Asia and the Americas. My father’s death in 2007 provided the impetus to create a foundation embracing arts, education and orphan care with an emphasis on supporting young global […]

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Tadeusz Sudol: Connected to Two Worlds – New York and Old Europe

New York, N.Y. Every day, when Tadeusz (Tad) Sudol, Ph.D. makes the crossing from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island — the “small town” of 14,000 in New York’s East River — he is reminded of another crossing he made, 28 years ago. In 1988, Peter Marcuse, a professor of urban planning at Columbia University, met him […]

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Marin and Alina Gherasim In Great New Exhibit at RIVAA

Memory-Continuity New York, N.Y. Saturday, May 7, the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association opened a new exhibit in its main gallery at 527 Main Street. The collection of 60 works by Romanian Father and Daughter Marin and Alina Gherasim marks the second time in less than a month that RIVAA delivers top of the line […]

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Blue Dragon Unveiling, April 27 on Roosevelt Island

I’ve posted a brief story along with a photo gallery from the event here: Blue Dragon Unveiling Gallery It was a great event for the community, as you will see. Tweet

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Ulla and Gustav Kraitz to Unveil Blue Dragon on Roosevelt Island, NYC

New York, N.Y. A dedication ceremony for the Blue Dragon sculpture, donated to Roosevelt Island by world renowned Swedish artists Ulla and Gustav Kraitz, will be held at Southpoint Park on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 11 a.m. The Blue Dragon embarked on a long voyage to its new home, departing from Hamburg, Germany on March […]

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Possibility of Museum on NYC’s ‘New’ Roosevelt Island

New York, N.Y.  Not often does an important new museum open in New York City. One is possible now because the Roosevelt Island Steam Plant is about to be decommissioned. This plant supplies energy to the two long-term care hospitals on Roosevelt Island, one of which will combine with the other as the new $2 […]

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Polish Cultural Salon for All Opens in New York City

New York, N.Y.  I first met cultural icon Barbara Plewińska — “Basia” to her many friends in New York and around the world — after she passed recently from cancer.  I met her through the dozens of people I have encountered this summer who speak of her with such reverence and enthusiasm it seems as […]

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Roosevelt Island Prepares for Third Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

New York, N.Y.  Warm weather is upon us at last, and with it comes the Third Annual Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival. Located under the 59th Street Bridge, across from the United Nations, Roosevelt Island has 600 incredible cherry trees. With the opening of FDR Four Freedom Park, a $50 million improvement to the island […]

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Dancing Desire: Rovaco Dance Company Presents KAMA (Review)

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