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Past Exhibitions & Events

April 14th, 2024 @ 5:30pm

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On Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 5:30 PM, folk music and poetry blend together to offer you an enchanting afternoon of entertainment. Join us at RIVAA Gallery located at 527 Main Street, NY, NY 10044.


Entry is free, and please consider making a donation to support the performing artists and RIVAA's continued events. Thank you from all of us at the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association. 

January 6 - March 29, 2024

@ the Octagon

You are welcome to see a solo show by Sophia Vitko in the lobby of Octagon building, 888 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, NY.


Dates: Jan 6 - Mar 29 ʼ24


Entry is free, we’ll be happy to see you there!

Initially drawn to digital and fractal art, Sophia crafts mesmerizing 3D shapes using software and formulas, fusing abstract textures and backgrounds into her compositions. A devotee of abstract expressionism, her works echo influences from de Kooning, Hofmann, and Richter.

March 15-17, 2024

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On March 15, 16 and 17 RIVAA ( the Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association) will be holding a fundraiser.


There will be a viewing and silent bidding on all dates and a live auction on March 17th from 3-5 PM.

Jim Luce:Auctioneer. 


Support your local nonprofit and acquire a work of art at the same time. We look forward to seeing you there.

March 8 - 14, 2024

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Silent Planet, an International Illustration Exhibition and Art Fair, opens on March 8 and runs until March 14, 2024 at RIVAA Gallery.


On Sunday, March 10th, join us at 3pm for a chamber music performance, followed at 4:30pm by the exhibition opening reception.


Located at 527 Main Street on Roosevelt Island.


RIVAA Gallery features art by local, national and international artists bringing diverse and exciting exhibitions to the community and greater New York City area.

March 10, 2024 @ 3pm

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“Baroque Chamber Music and Free Improvisation,” Sunday, March 10th at 3pm.


The performance features sonatas and trios by JS Bach and Handel, interspersed with free improvisations by flugelhorn and cornetto player Matt Lambiase, in dialogue with Dongmyung Ahn, Baroque violin, Max Zeugner, bass, and Yiheng Yang, harpsichord. 


Come for the music and stay for the reception of the “Silent Planet” illustration exhibition on view at RIVAA from March 8 - 14.


Entry is free, and the suggested donation is $25, $10 for students and seniors, to support the performing artists and RIVAA so we can continue to bring you these events and programs. 

March 3, 2024, @ 3pm

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Join us for an enchanting Poetry Reading at RIVAA Gallery!,

Sunday, March 3rd at 3 PM.

Immerse yourself in the poetic world of Carmen Firan, Adrian Sangeorzan, Andrei Codrescu, and Adela Sinclair.

Where: RIVAA Gallery

Free and open to the public!

Produced by Adela Sinclair of Bucharest Inside the Beltway and RIVAA Gallery.

Don't miss this extraordinary gathering of literary talent! Share the magic, bring a friend!

February 16 - March 3, 2024

Opening reception, 6-9 PM on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

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 It’s 2024 and RIVAA is celebrating its 23rd year as a Roosevelt Island non-profit arts organization. We are so looking forward to 2024 being a year filled with exciting exhibitions and programs. 

We make these programs for you, the Roosevelt Island Community, our friends and neighbors.

Please come and celebrate with us. The exhibition opens on February 16, 2024.


The opening reception will take place at RIVAA Gallery, 527 Main Street, on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 6-9 PM.


It’s free and remember 

                 ART IS FOR EVERYONE!

February, 2024

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Photographs by Anne-Marie Dannenberg

February 25, 2024


Whether the music of the Beatles bring back youthful memories or you have just discovered their music recently you can have fun singing along to Beatles songs at our jazz jam session on February 25th from 3-6 at RIVAA Gallery.


The gallery is located at 527 Main Street, Roosevelt Island. Come out and sing!


Entry to this event is free but donations are definitely welcome.

January 25 - February 11, 2024

We are pleased to welcome you to our annual Black History Month exhibition. This year we are celebrating “Heroes:Real and Imagined “

The exhibition is curated by Micheline Hess, a  Roosevelt Island resident. A comic creator, artist/illustrator and former RIVAA member, Micheline has reached out to artist/cartoonists for portrayals of their heroes from life or those heroes they have imagined and created.

The exhibition opens on January 25, 2024 and will be on view at RIVAA gallery, 527 Main Street, until February 11, 2024.

The opening reception takes place from 5-8 PM on January 27, 2024.

January 4 - 21, 2024

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Our first exhibition of 2024 showcases the art of longtime RIVAA member Constance Tanner.

You can stART off the New Year right with the opening reception of DIVERSE CITY on January 6, 2024 from 5-8PM. The exhibition opens to the public on January 4 and continues until January 21. All are welcome and entry is always free.

January 7, 2024 @ 3PM


Yiheng Yang, internationally recognized fortepianist and faculty at The Juilliard School, is a Roosevelt Island resident. She presents a delightful afternoon of classical chamber music with leading period instrument colleagues, and plays on her Mozart fortepiano, which is a copy of an Anton Walter piano that Mozart owned.


The program ranges from an undiscovered Trio by Kozeluch, to one of Mozart’s chamber music masterpieces, his G minor Piano Quartet, to a rousing arrangement of Mozart’s F major Piano Concerto K. 459 for string ensemble plus fortepiano.

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