Welcome to Rosévelt Island
Taste of Summer
Rosévelt Island is the ultimate home of rosé and welcomes connoisseurs from around the globe with open hearts, an open bar and endless afternoons of fun. If you already know the old Roosevelt Island, you’ll notice a few changes. If you’re a new visitor, the Island’s many attractions have been spruced up just for you!
Before It Was Pink
1600s — The Island was known as "Minnehanonck" by Native Americans.
1700s — The Dutch called it "Varkens Eylandt."
1800s — Early New Yorkers changed the name to "Blackwell’s Island."
1900s — More modern New Yorkers knew it as "Welfare Island" before it was named after FDR in 1973.
2019 — Rosévelt Island welcomes rosé connoisseurs from around the globe.
Place of pilgrimage, floating bacchanal, the brave youthful heart of a cynical old city. Rosévelt Island is many different things to the people of New York, and our city needs this place like never before.