Coverage of Frieze Art Fair, along with other news and reviews about Randall’s Island, can be found on our Press page.
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance is proud to host two specialty summer camps in July with our partners at the West Side Soccer League, the New York Red Bulls, and Nike. The camps, open to children ages 12-18, will be free for all participants.
“The People Make The Park”, the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ three-week summer program for teens, will be held at Randall’s Island Park on July 8-25. Click here for more information and to apply.
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Made Event are pleased to present FLOW, the annual summer art exhibition along the Island’s southern shoreline. Join us on Saturday, June 15 for the grand opening.
The Sculpture Park at Frieze New York is located beside the waterfront of the East River, adjacent to the fair. On display are works by both established and emerging artists represented by Frieze New York exhibitors. The Sculpture Park will be free and open to the public from May 10-13, 2013.
Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, January 25 at Noon at www.govball.com.
The reconstructed playground, set to reopen in June, will feature modern, age-appropriate play equipment for both toddlers and older children.
Frieze announced today the participating galleries for the organization’s
second New York fair, which is to take place May 10–13, 2013 in Randall’s
Island Park, Manhattan.
Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance’s Natural Areas Crew and friends for our FREE Bird Watching Buddies event on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.!
The 103rd Street Footbridge will be closed periodically between January 22-26, 2013.
Randall’s Island Park Alliance would like to congratulate the students in our RIPA Dance Program for magnificent performances of the Nutcracker in late December!
If approved, the Proposed Project would be constructed and operational by Fall 2015.
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance and USA Track & Field New York will host the Strides for Sandy 5K on Sunday, November 18. All proceeds will go directly to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC and the Daily News Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.
There are volunteer opportunities available at Randall’s Island this Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3.
Randall’s Island Park is OPEN– Fields 41-45, 70-71, 80-81 and the waterfront pathway remain closed.
Annual 5K road race along the Island’s waterfront pathways set for Saturday, October 27 at 10 a.m.
“Two Sets of Two-Wheeling Adventures” highlighted the Park’s extensive pathways, natural areas, and popularity among pedestrians and cyclists.
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance is proud to announce that our Wetlands Stewardship Program has received an education grant through the Long Island Sound Futures Fund (LISFF). Click here for more information.
Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for free day of fishing & family fun on Saturday, October 13 at 10am.
If you lost an item at the Electric Zoo Festival, please email email@example.com with a detailed description of the item(s). All Lost & Found items will also be available for retrieval on Tuesday (9/4) & Wednesday (9/5) ONLY. Click here for more details.
On September 8 (5pm-9pm) Meatopia, presented by Whole Foods Market®, will take place on Randall’s Island Park featuring the most ambitious line-up of chefs and programming for meat enthusiasts in the event’s history. Tickets are available at www.meatopia.org.
The Randall’s Island Park Alliance’s Young Professionals Council will be hosting its third-annual 5K road race followed by races for children and a party for all on Saturday, October 27, 2012. Click here to register.
If you’re thinking about firing up the barbecue at Randall’s Island Park, here are a few rules and regulations to keep things clean and safe for all park-goers.
RIPA, in partnership with Nike, is holding a FREE two-day lacrosse camp for children ages 12-18 on August 1 and 2, 2012.
This summer, Randall’s Island will be home to one of Bike New York’s eight bicycle education centers, which invite youth camp groups to learn the rules of the road.
Join us on Saturday, June 2 at 10 am to see what everyone’s talking about!
The footbridge will re-open on June 1, with a celebration scheduled for June 2 and 10 am.
Join Randall’s Island Park Alliance on Thursday, May 24 for a Public Design Workshop to discuss upcoming renovations to the Island’s Living Shoreline.
Join us for free art, music, sports and snacks as we celebrate the bridge re-opening and FLOW.12!
Randall’s Island Sports Foundation, Inc. (RISF) has changed its name to Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Inc. (RIPA). The change reflects the Park’s remarkable coalition of current supporters with a view toward an increasingly collaborative stewardship in the coming years. We have also realigned our mission statement as follows: The Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA) works [...]
News – 03/06/2012
Yohan Blake Gives his take on competing in NYC
“I love Icahn Stadium,” declared World Champion Yohan Blake on Tuesday, March 6, as he spoke to media from around the world about his plans to compete at the 2012 adidas Grand Prix on June 9.
They plunged the roots beneath the surface of the city, the din of an elevated train drowning out the shovels smacking against the dirt. Some gardeners traveled from East Harlem, where a group from the Renaissance Charter High School for Innovation boarded a yellow school bus to Randalls Island on Wednesday morning.
November 18, 2011 – Frieze have announced today the participating galleries for the organization’s first New York fair, which is to take place 4–7 May 2012 in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan.
While most Americans were centered on football this weekend, Harry Potter fanatics are crazy about Quidditch.
Ichan Stadium on Randalls Island was transformed into tournament headququarters Saturday, with tents hawking everything from roast turkey legs to magic wands.
NYC Dept. of Transportation has informed us that the 103rd Street Pedestrian Bridge shall be closed starting Oct. 31, 2011 due to construction. The bridge is scheduled to re-open early summer 2012.
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A Music Festival Gets Intimate with it’s Venue
July 28, 2011 – Phyllis Odessey, Randall’s Island Sports Foundation’s Director of Horticulture, recently was awarded a scholarship from the Chanticleer Foundation for their horticulture program in 2012.
Randall’s Island Park Hosts Flow.11, a Waterfront Public Art Exhibit for All New Yorkers
Art along the waterfront pathways on Randall’s Island during the summers of 2011 and 2012.
Randall’s Island will host the New York edition of Frieze Art Fair in 2012.
Join Team Randall’s Island and Guarantee Yourself a Entry into the ING NYC Marathon in 2011
On May 10 at 11am in partnership with NYC Wildflower Week, Randall’s Island Horticulture Department is offering a botanical walk through the Hell Gate Wildlfower Meadow on Randall’s Island.
Randall’s Island Sports Foundation is saddened by the lost of a true friend, Grete Waitz. Grete was a nine (9) time winner of the New York City Marathon between 1978 and 1988, more than any other runner in history. She also won a silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and a [...]
Action kick’s off Friday, April 15 with the 8th Annual New York Relays being held at Randall’s Island Park’s Icahn Stadium.
On Monday, March 14, 2011 New York City released its Waterfront Action Agenda. The Agenda is the three year implementation component of the City’s Vision 2020: New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan. The plan mentions Randall’s Island Park as a component in the development of NYC’s waterfront Greenways and esplanades. It specifically mentions the completion of waterfront pathways, including [...]
12-Year-Old Girl May Embody McEnroe’s Vision By HARVEY ARATON Published: March 7, 2011 For John McEnroe, a man of impassioned and instantly expressed emotions, hitting with Ingrid Neel was almost a case of love at first tennis stroke. To introduce herself, Ingrid drew him to the net with a deft drop volley. Then she [...]
On Nov. 17, Randall’s Island Sports Foundation hosted its annual benefit, the Champions for Children Gala. The successful event was attended by over 450 people and RISF broke it’s event fundraising record. All Gala proceeds benefit Randall’s Island Park and our free children’s programs. Thank you to our Trustees, RISF staff and all the friends [...]
The New York City Department of Transportation is performing capital upgrades to the 103rd Street Pedestrian Bridge. From November 3 through November 21, the bridge will be open from 6:00am to 7:00pm each day. It may be closed overnight. The bridge will be closed from November 22 until mid-2011 to allow for the construction to [...]
To download the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation, Fall 2010 Annual Review please click here.
8/11/2010 By: Roger Clark The City Parks Foundation hosted the 9th annual Track and Field championships at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island today. Following an Olympics-style parade, thousands of kids participated in the 172 events, which included javelin, triple-jump and hurdles. The competition is a culmination of a summer program at 12 city parks around [...]
July 20, 2010 The New Tennis Academy in His Name Is Designed to Put New York’s Junior Players Back Among the Nation’s Elite By ADITI KINKHABWALA for Wall Street Journal John McEnroe still fidgets. He crosses and uncrosses his arms, he runs his fingers through that famously curly hair, he shifts in his chair. A guitar [...]
Challenge Grants awarded to three groups 07-07-2010 INDIANAPOLIS -The USA Track & Field Board of Directors announced three inaugural recipients of USATF’s 2010 Excellence Challenge Grants, with groups receiving as much as $50,000 for developmental programs. These grants, established at the 2009 USATF Annual Meeting, support the advancement of performance excellence in five specific [...]
Regional park revived with major new amenities, its largest public space investment since Robert Moses By Rebecka Gordan, June 14, 2010 Randall’s Island has long been a daunting landscape of deteriorating ball fields and overgrown parkland. But on May 19, the Randall’s Island Sports Foundation (RISF) announced the completion of more than 60 new athletic [...]
By JENNY ANDERSON Published: June 13, 2010 On a blazing May afternoon, a group of lanky seventh- and eighth-grade softball players from the Dalton School were locked in a fierce battle against a rival private school, St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s. The championship game was being played on Randalls Island, on an immaculately manicured field [...]
BY Michael Wursthorn DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Thursday, May 27th 2010, 11:24 PM They have built them, and now everyone can come. Public schoolchildren were on hand from PS 182 in the Bronx and Manhattan Center HS as city officials unveiled 62 new or renovated athletic fields on Randalls Island last week. The $130 million [...]
Fields of dreams: Randalls Island has become a top city sports destination Sunday, May 23rd 2010, 4:00 AM There’s some brightness in this era of dismal developments: New York City has a great new athletic and recreational resource on Randalls Island. Ballplayers of all ages and every kind of ball are flocking to 62 new [...]
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