Join the Four Freedoms Park Conservancy and the AIANY for a circumnavigation of Roosevelt Island on Saturday, April 18. Located in the center of the NYC’s five boroughs the island has a remarkably diverse wealth of architecture: ranging from the 1796 Blackwell House to the Louis Kahn designed and posthumously built Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. Classic Harbor Line’s Yacht Manhattan will depart Chelsea Pier 62 and cruise up the East River to allow a full exploration of the island from a river perspective.
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January 30 marks President Roosevelt's 133rd birthday.
The United Nations flag, an unofficial design by Brooks B. Harding, with four bars symbolizing the Four Freedoms. Photograph by John Collier, Summer 1943.
Today, January 20, marks the 78th anniversary of President Roosevelt's historical 1937 second inaugural address.
On January 3, 1938, the March of Dimes campaign to fight polio was established by President Roosevelt, who himself had been afflicted with the crippling disease.