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 546 Main Street, Box D

New York, NY  10044 riseniorsa@gmail.com

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Tel:  917. 951.4137

Roosevelt Island
Senior Association


October 9, 2018

Here's What's Coming Up In October into November!

Breast Cancer Awareness Zumbathon

American Cancer Society

Saturday, October 13th

10:00am – 12:00pm

Lead by Ivette Brown

Sign Language Pilot Program 

Intro to Basic American Sign Language

(Free Course - 4 Week Sessions)

Saturdays – October 20th-November 10th

1:30pm – 2:30pm

New Health & Wellness Fitness Classes

High Intensity/Low Impact Training (HILIT)

(6 week program)

Wednesdays, October 17th-November 21st


Fee: $30 Members - Non-Members $48

Drop-Ins $10.00

For Information and Registration Contact:

RISENIORSA@GMAIL.COM  | 917-951-4137

September 23, 2018

Hello Roosevelt Islanders!


We are pleased to announce that our new program, “Community Conversations with Cornell Tech Faculty” will start this month.

Professor Serge Belongie will speak to us on Tuesday, September 25th in the Bloomberg Center from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm


Although registration is not required
it will help people get into the building in a more timely fashion.

See the attached flyer for more information on Professor Belongie and the “conversation” series.

Forward to anyone you think may be interested in attending this event.

Hope to see you there!





2 West Loop Road

New York, NY 10044

(646) 971-3744

(646) 220-1505 cell

September 23, 2018

MUSIC IN MIDTOWN | The Graduate Center, CUNY

Thursday afternoon Music In Midtown concerts begin at 1:00 pm
All concerts are FREE. No advance registration.
The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, Elebash Recital Hall, First Floor, New York, NY

Fall 2018 Season 

Music in Midtown is a series of free lunchtime concerts spotlighting the highly regarded musical performance program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Presented in the warm, intimate, acoustically rich Elebash Recital Hall, these performances feature the music program’s renowned faculty, alumni, outstanding performers selected from students in the DMA program and noted guest artists. Some concerts are followed by a master class, which the public is invited to observe. Norman Carey is Director and Jacqueline Martelle is Assistant Director.

SEPTEMBER | 09.27.18 | 1:00 pm
Chamber Music on Fifth II 
Music In Midtown presents a chamber music concert featuring a stellar group of musicians from the DMA performance program, including Nora...

August 25, 2018

Senior Scenes Cultural Calendar | Oct. 2018 - Jan. 2019

To Reserve Tickets

Email joseph.octoberone@gmail.com, 

111 West 71 street, apt 8F, NYC 10023, 646-559-9456.

Please send payment ASAP. TABO - TICKETS AT BOX OFFICE.

Fri, Sept. 21, 9.45am, NY PHILHARMONIC OPEN REHEARSAL, DAVID GEFFEN HALL, Jaap von Zweden, debuts as new conductor, featuring a new star Daniel Trifonov, piano, Beethoven Piano Concerto #5. $25 TABO.

Tues. Oct 2, 7pm, ORDINARY DAYS, A NEW MUSICAL, KEEN COMPANY, AT THE CLURMAN THEATER, 410 WEST 42ND ST. (BET. 9TH AND 10TH AVES.) ADAM GWON is ‘one of musical theaters most exciting new composers’ NYTimes. Four New Yorkers search for their futures. $28.50.

Mon. Oct. 22, 8.30pmGALA SEASON OPENING FOR THE YOUNG CONCERT ARTISTS, HANZHI WANG, ACCOMPANIED BY THE ZORA STRING QUARTET. Bach, Mozart, Piazzolla. Zankel Hall, 7thave. and 56th st. comp tkts., $3.50 svc chg per tkt. Pick up kts at Carnegie Hall B.O.


August 4, 2018

Dear Roosevelt Island Community:

We want to share the blood drive results with you!    

This year out of about 85 people who signed up in advance with appointments, 56 potential donors actually presented themselves to donate. Out of the 56 presenting donors there were 21 deferrals (those unable to donate that day).  Out of those, 34 whole blood pints were collected along with 1 (=2 pints) double red donation, bringing the total blood donations to 36 pints.    Over 110 lives were positively affected with our blood drive collection!

The RISA Board of Directors wants to extend it's thanks to all those RISA and RIRA members who volunteered to sign-up donors at the four Saturday's of "tabling" on the Good Shepherd Plaza prior to the actual drive, and, as well, to those in our community who signed up to be donors on June 16.  We also want to thank RIOC for providing the table and chairs we needed as well as the tent coverage to help give our volunteers some shade f...

June 26, 2018

RISA Membership Drive Registration

Tuesday, June 26th  - 11:30am - 12:30pm 

546 RISA - 4th Floor Office

Lobby Registration: Thursday, June 28th 

10:30am to 11:30am 

Membership - June 2018 to April 2019

Annual Fee: $20.00

Our first registration was held on Saturday, June 16th. If you have signed up, paid and received or not received your new membership card, let us know. 

Our greatest thanks for all your support of our programs, classes and events, whether it be through your annual membership renewals 

or just a donation.  

Without you, we could not be....

June 22, 2018

Let's Talk About Cancer:

What you need to know about cancer
prevention, diagnosis and treatment

The event is FREE and open to the public. 

Clink onto the Eventbrite  link to register

For more information contact 917-951-4137 or 516-527-4746

June 22, 2018


2018 Membership Drive

Annual Fee: $20.00 (Sign Up)

Laughter Yoga Workshops

Thursday, June 28th – 5:00pm – 6:00pm

RISA Flea Markets

Saturdays, July 7th, 21st & September 22nd

10:00am – 2:00pm

Vendor Fee: $25.00 (Sign Up)

Health & Wellness Seminar Series

Cancer Care & Treatment

Weill Cornell In Collaboration with

Roosevelt Island Senior Association

Wednesday, July 11th – 6:00pm – 7:00pm

(Save The Date – Details to Follow)



June 22, 2018

Tuesdays, June 12 th – Tuesday, July 17th

10:30am – 11:30am

Charisma Body Workout Fitness
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Chair Pilates

Wednesdays, June 13th - Wednesday, July 18th

10:00am – 11:00am

Building Strength

Thursdays, June 14th – Thursday, July 19th

9:30am – 10:30am

Zumba Dance Fitness

Saturdays June 23 rd – July 21 st 9:45am – 10:30am
FREE - RISA Members -Non-Members $30




June 22, 2018

 Forget the Workout Join the Party!

(Summer Schedule)

Saturdays 9:45am –10:45am

June 23rd – July 21st

(Classes Resume September 8th) | 546 Main Street Community Center

RISA Members FREE- Non-Members $5.00

Information And Registration Contact  917-951-4137 | Email: risenorsa@gmail.com


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