Adventure to Roosevelt Island

Now that the weather is getting nicer, I figured it's time to start getting out and about.  Though this weekend isn't going to be exceptionally warm (going to be mid-high 50's - so still jacket weather), it is totally warm enough to take a nice walk around, and enjoy the sun.  With that in mind, let's head on over to

Roosevelt Island

I actually have never been, and have always wanted to ride the tram over (yep, you ride an aerial tram over), and see one of the best views of Manhattan available.  I'm sure many are not too familiar with what Roosevelt Island has to offer, which gives us even more of a reason to check it out.  I figure we can take the tram over, walk around the serene island and check out some of the historical sites  (Roosevelt Island has been home to small pox hospitals and prisons at different points in it's history).  Also, last year they opened the new FDR Four Freedoms Park, which is really nice, and has amazing views of the city.  We can grab a bite to eat at the Riverwalk Cafe, or some drinks at Pier NYC.  The island is flat, and easy to walk, so you can expect a relaxing day, leisurely walking the grounds of this lil' oasis outside of the city.

We will meet at 2pm at the tram in Manhattan (59th st and 2nd Ave.).  The tram is just one swipe of your metro card, and there is a bus that goes around the island that is 25 cents.  I recommend wearing comfortable shoes though, as we will be doing plenty of walking.

So if you are looking for a relaxing day exploring a nice lil' island with a great group of women, then I look forward to seeing you this weekend!

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  • denise

    Thank you ladies for joining me for a nice walk around the island (and to this moment, I still have no idea where that restaurant I was leading you to is..lol). Thanks for the lovely conversations, and I look forward to seeing you all at upcoming meetups. Oh, and please either send me the pics taken or post them directly to the site. I'm sure we are all dying to see how they turned out! XOXO

    April 15, 2013

  • denise

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    April 13, 2013

  • Hong

    So much fun! I obviously had a great time for the 1st time in this group. Thank you for organizing.

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • denise

    I'm here. Bottom of stairs. Yellow scarf.

    April 13, 2013

  • Danielle

    I'm sitting on the benches with a teal-ish jacket :)

    April 13, 2013

  • V

    Ill b there in 10 minutes, :)

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Omg I can't go anymore! so sorry

    April 13, 2013

  • Hong

    1st time!

    April 13, 2013

  • Monica

    How did I miss this! Sounds like so much fun :)

    April 13, 2013

  • denise

    I sent out an email this morning to those who have rsvp'd. If you haven't received it, my cell number is (408) 892-5934. See you soon!

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please email me contact number too, at [masked].

    April 13, 2013

  • DaShawn

    I never received the contact phone number. Please email me at [masked] Thanks!

    April 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are you guys going for the Cherry Blossom Event? That is what's happening tomorrow (Saturday) :) I will be there. I have my meetup group coming although I will be there in the morning perhaps until the later afternoon.

    April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      @denise and everyone going, this is what is happening tomorrow (weather willing) http://www.riraonline...­
      http://www.letsplayko...­

      April 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      @Valentina, if this happens tomorrow, I don't think I can join you guys for drinks or dinner but I will be there from the morning (around 10 AM to I guess an hour or two you guys come). But email me your number at [masked] if you decide to come earlier! Maybe we can get a small lunch :)

      April 12, 2013

  • Amber

    Hi rsvp and I never recieved your number. My email is [masked]

    April 12, 2013

  • Valentina B.

    Hi girls, hopefully we will have a nice weather tomorrow, but in case it rains like today, we are gonna have the meetup anyway?

    April 12, 2013

    • denise

      The forecast shows a high of 61 with no rain, so I'm hoping we will be good. If it was to rain, I wold most likely reschedule it. Most of our day would be outdoors, so rain would put quite a damper on that.

      April 12, 2013

  • V

    I'm so excited to be doing this tomorrow!!!

    April 12, 2013

  • Anna

    This is a fantastic idea!!

    1 · April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish I could make it but already have plans! I live on R.I. and its a great island!! Y'all will have a great time :)

    April 9, 2013

  • Valentina B.

    Sounds like an awesome idea :)

    April 8, 2013

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