RIOC to Stage Event

October 9th, 2018, Welcome the RI Welcome Sign, 5:00 7:00

Updated 35 weeks ago
October 9th, 2018, Welcome the RI Welcome Sign, 5:00 7:00
Photo courtesy of RIOC

RIOC announced an event to showcase the recently installed RI Welcome Sign in the Roosevelt island Tram Plaza, Tuesday, October 9th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Text of RIOC's News Release:

Stop by the new RI Welcome Sign next Tuesday October 9, say hi, enjoy some jazz and get a free gif.

From 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., the R.I. Jazz Collective will perform some tunes as residents and visitors get a chance to ask officials questions and share their opinions about the new 10-foot-monument of red letters which rests on the lawn in front of the Roosevelt Island Tram Station. New York City cultural photographer Angie Vasquez will capture the moments in photos and will be sharing gifs (animated files of the compressed images) to post on social media.

The Roosevelt Island Operating Committee’s Real Estate Committee voted February 27 to move forward on the sign’s fabrication. The monument is set to be displayed for a three-month trial period to allow a lengthier time, than the previous two one-day displays last winter, to gauge public opinion and comments.

In addition to the welcome sign, the much-needed and often-asked for wayfinding signs and information kiosks – which offer visitors additional information and directions to Island businesses and landmarks beyond the Tram – have also been installed.


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