Here is some important information for our residents regarding the FIGMENT Festival, to be held on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd. Since we are expecting a number of visitors to the island this weekend, please allow for extra time to get where you need to go.
If you plan on attending the event, please visit the FIGMENT website and get your ticket by clicking here: eventbrite.com/e/figment-nyc-2019-tickets-61309756131. Portable toilets and water stations will be located at various locations throughout the island. Please note this is not a RIOC event. There will be FIGMENT volunteers throughout the island to direct attendees. For more event info visit newyork.figmentproject.org/
FIGMENT is also a zero-waste event. All visitors and residents of the island are encouraged to carry in and carry out their items to keep Roosevelt Island clean and green. Please bring your reusable water bottles and bags to reduce plastic waste.
Proof of Residency
Due to the anticipated increase in visitors to the island during the event, all residents should carry proof of residency with them to ensure easy access to and from home and to and from the island. Proof of Residency can be a driver’s license featuring your Roosevelt Island address, a resident identification card from your building or a bill with your Roosevelt Island address. This will allow you to gain easy access to your building and to the island in the case of overcrowding during the festival.
Tram and Bus Transportation
The Tram will run on a regular weekday schedule throughout the event. Red Bus service will also operate on a weekday rush hour schedule, though some delays may occur due to crowding along parts of the route.
The Roosevelt Island Disabled Association (RIDA) bus will be stationed at Good Shepherd Plaza for disabled individuals who want a direct ride to Lighthouse Park. The RIDA bus will also stop at all Red Bus stops. Anyone requiring RIDA transportation may also contact the Public Safety Department at 212-832-4545.
For information on F train subway and Q102 bus service, please go to mta.info. For information on NYC Ferry service to Roosevelt Island please visit ferry.nyc.
All monthly Motorgate parking registrants should pick up a placard from the Motorgate office located on the 4th floor. Be sure to bring your garage card for pick-up. Displaying this placard on your vehicle’s dashboard will allow monthly parkers to access Motorgate parking during the event. Please note that vehicle information must match the information on the Motorgate placard. Remember, in case of crowds, residents may be asked to provide proof of residency in order to be allowed over the bridge as they return to the island.
If residents find any non-residents/trespassers in their building during the event, please contact the Public Safety Department at 212-832-4545.