You can access Rosévelt Island by land, sea or air. The F-Train is the easiest way to go, but the new ferry stop along the Astoria Ferry Route will also get you here. And the Rosévelt Island Tram is many people’s mode of choice, departing 59th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan every 20 minutes until midnight.
What To Bring
Smart rosé enthusiasts will plan for their day on the Island. You’ll want to pack a bathing suit, hydrate regularly and bring plenty of sunblock. Rosé pairs well with sunshine, but you can sometimes get too much sunshine. And bring your best smartphone and social media handles. You’ll need them.
Paint It Pink
The Island’s pink makeover won’t be complete without people like you. What was Eleanor Roosevelt’s drink of choice? It certainly wasn’t strong tea. Raise a glass to our first lady of summer at the memorial park at the southern tip of the Island. You’ll have great views of downtown to complement your Rosé Spritz.
The Perfect Blend
Like the Rosé Spritz cocktail, Rosévelt Island is the perfect blend of past and present. So don’t miss the Island’s Lighthouse. Built in 1872, it still helps vessels navigate the treacherous currents south of Hell Gate. Our Summer Concert Series will kick off near the Memorial Smallpox Hospital in June, so check back as the schedule is finalized.