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Jul

27

Treasures from the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Holdings

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From the Historical Collections:

Treasures from the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Holdings

July 15 to august 15, 2017

Reception

Thursday, August 3rd  6-9 p.m.

OCTAGON gallery

888 Main Street

Roosevelt Island

RIHS.US

212-688-4836

Feb

7

February 2017 Edition of Blackwell’s Almanac Available

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Click on the link to view the PDF

February 2017 Blackwell’s Almanac 

Aug

4

August edition of Blackwell’s Almanac is here!

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Click on the link below to read the most recent edition of Blackwell’s Almanac

2016 August Blackwell’s Almanac

 

Feb

2

Latest edition of Blackwell’s Almanac available now.

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2016 February Blackwell’s Almanac click to read this edition.

Nov

5

November Issue of Blackwell’s Almanac

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Roosevelt Island Historical Society’s most recent newsletter is now available!

 Vol. 1 No. 4 Blackwell’s Almanac click link to view.

Jun

15

The Rocky History of Roosevelt Island

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Here’s a link to an article by Judith Berdy, which was published on Politico.com on Saturday, June 13, 2015.

The Rocky History of Roosevelt Island

At its heart, this American landmark is a a living, historical embodiment of the major issues Hillary Clinton wants to champion. By Judith Berdy

 

Mar

27

Lost and Found in Goldwater – A Photographic Record

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Lost and Found in Goldwater

A Photographic Record

2014 Charles Giraudet Photo of Goldwater                                                ©Charles Giraudet 2014

 TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

6:30 p.m.

Roosevelt Island Branch, New York Public Library

524 Main Street, Roosevelt Island

Goldwater Hospital’s closing gave photographer Charles Giraudet the opportunity to photograph for posterity this 75-year old building. Built by the WPA, Goldwater is a showplace of creative and forward-thinking architecture.  Join Charles Giraudet and the Roosevelt Island Historical Society for a photographic walk through the now silent halls, byways and passages of this architectural masterpiece.

Charles Giraudet’s earliest memory takes place in his father’s photo studio in Paris, France.  After completing his architecture studies, he moved to New York and worked on projects large and small for over 15 years.   Giraudet came back to photography when he started to look at the camera itself as an architectural artifact—a room that captures light and fragments of life. A small camera collection ensued, with which he has taken images around the globe. Lately, his projects have been revolving around concepts familiar to architects (perception, identity, memory, scale, transformation, the body in space, etc.), and the documentation of the human experience as it is manifested in space. He is currently documenting Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island, New York, which is being demolished to make room for the new Cornell Tech campus.

 

            Roosevelt Island Historical Society    www.rihs.us

The New York Public Library Roosevelt Island Branch          

This program is free and open to the public.