MAPPING ROOSEVELT ISLAND: 1656 TO 2011
(where in the world is Roosevelt island?)
An exhibition of maps created over a 350-year period reveals the effort to delineate the topography and the changing role of Roosevelt Island: from a private Dutch colonial holding to the site of an extensive array of social welfare institutions operating from the mid-19th century to the current day.
Explore the island history through these eight unique maps from the archives of
The Roosevelt Island Historical Society
The exhibition is on display in:
The Octagon Gallery
888 Main Street, Roosevelt Island
Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The exhibit is FREE and will be on view through August 20, 2011.
INHABITING MNEMONIC DESIGN ON ROOSEVELT ISLAND
Window Display Invites Memory and Creation in Depiction of Artists’ Residence within Ruins
Mnemonic design involves “a personal connection to a space,” according to Ellen Ivanits. Her plan for an artists’ residence built in the partial structure of the Smallpox Hospital, now in ruins on Roosevelt Island, invites artists to use memory in an act of creation. On view in the window of 513 Main Street, Roosevelt Island thru August 30, 2011
R.I.H.S. Visitor Center Kiosk
Visit our historic center to obtain information about the island history, walking tours, maps, events, sites and information about the newly opened Southpoint Park.
Open Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 12 noon to 5 p.m. and Friday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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