Articles Tagged ‘Recreation’

Five Local Outings to Keep a Toddler Busy This Winter

If Punxsutawney Phil, America’s favorite groundhog, is to be believed, we've got at least six more weeks of cold weather ahead of us. And no one is likely to take that news harder than the parents of young children.

In It to Win It

The Roosevelt Island Marlins rank 19th out of 115 swim teams in the metropolitan area (which includes New York City, Westchester, and Long Island). The team also finished the season with three metro medalists after participating in the 8 & Under Championship and the 2017 Junior Olympics Championship.

Island Groups Scramble as Sportspark Remains Closed

At the end of last summer, the Island’s community pool and indoor sports facility, Sportspark, closed for much-needed repairs, including the installation of a new roof, a new boiler, and resurfacing of the pool. The facility was supposed to reopen around Thanksgiving. At the end of November, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (known as RIOC) announced that the renovations would take until the beginning of the new year. Now, with an opening date that keeps moving further into the future – and an additional closure looming on the horizon, this time for the locker rooms – Islanders and Island groups who use the facility are getting worried.

Island Men’s Soccer Club Aims for Titles

Following back-to-back Division 1 titles in the amateur-level Gotham Soccer League, Roosevelt Island’s adult soccer team – Zum Schneider Football Club 03 – has started its first season as a semi-professional outfit in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League, the fourth tier of the United States soccer pyramid.

Island Warms Up for Spring Baseball

riWith spring training in full swing (pun intended), baseball coaches everywhere are busy preparing for the upcoming season. Like last year, two Island organizations will be running youth baseball leagues this spring: the Roosevelt Island Youth Program and the Roosevelt Island Center for Community Development. Both are registering kids now.

Junior Tennis Starting Up

The Roosevelt Island Racquet Club is mounting a weekend open house Saturday and Sunday (May 14th and 15th, 2016) to introduce Islanders to its Junior Tennis and Sports & Arts programs.

Opinion: Should We Expect More?

With the Youth Operator Request for Proposals (RF) process starting over, we now have an opportunity – and a duty – to honestly discuss what we, as a community, want from our Island’s Youth Center.

Palladino Aims for Elite RI Soccer Program

When John Palladino moved to Roosevelt Island in 2013, he didn’t just find a new home for his family; he discovered the perfect place to build what he believes could be one of the premier youth soccer clubs in New York City.

RIOC Votes to Extend Youth Center Contract

At a packed board meeting Thursday, the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) voted to give the Roosevelt Island Youth Program (RIYP) $100,000 in funds for the next six-month period.

RIRA: Children, Youth, and Education Committee focuses on the needs of Island youth

At the beginning of its current term, the Roosevelt Island Residents Association Common Council elected to expand its previous Youth Initiative into a new ad hoc committee. The resulting Children, Youth, and Education Committee focuses on the needs of Island children and youth. As our population continues to grow, we are excited to become a voice for our younger and smaller constituents and their families. The Committee is co-chaired by Anne Heskel and Adib Mansour.

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