Special Events

Have you been searching for just the right mix green parks, panoramic views, and recreation facilities to host a party or special event?

Roosevelt Island is just what you're looking for!  Roosevelt Island's venues have accommodated groups such as Goldman Sachs, Citibank, and the French Tourism Board for corporate picnics and events in just the past year.

RIOC also hosts its own events such as our "Best View in Town" Fireworks Festival and the Summer Movie Series in addition to island-wide celebrations like Fall for Arts Festival and Roosevelt Island Day.


Sportspark is a full service sports and fitness facility featuring an indoor pool, basketball court, ping pong room, and locker rooms with showers. It is an ideal compliment to a corporate sports event or picnic on the nearby fields or playgrounds. In the past, Sportspark has been used for summer camps, weekend retreats, theater, photography, and filming in addition to corporate events

Photo of Sportspark Pool

Sportspark Pool

Parks and Promenades

Roosevelt Island has several parks and promenades offering gorgeous views of Manhattan, Queens, and the East River.  Many sites on the island have been used for wedding pictures or private parties. Locations include but are not limited to:

  • Lighthouse Park
  • Octagon Soccer Field
  • Octagon Baseball (Pony) Field
  • Firefighters Field
  • Capobianco Field
  • Other locations all along the promenade that wraps around the island
Photo of Southpoint


Chapel of the Good Shepherd

This landmark chapel is an idyllic place for a wedding, reception, conference, or other occasion.  Peaceful and quaint while just steps from Manhattan; it is the location of Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC) Board of Directors meetings and a Summer Concert Series as well as many other events.

Chapel of the Good Shepherd

Chapel of the Good Shepherd


All events on Roosevelt Island require a permit, regardless of size.  RIOC is the only agency authorized to issue permits for the island.

Apply for a Permit

For more information or to arrange a tour call Donna Masly at (212) 832-4563 or by email at

You may also write postage mail to:
Permit Department, RIOC
591 Main Street
Roosevelt Island, New York, NY, 10044

Photo of Lighthouse Park

Roosevelt Island Lighthouse