Randall’s Island Events

Throughout the year, RIPA hosts over 200 free public events including tours, movie nights, waterfront activities, our annual Earth Day and Harvest Festivals and more. These family-friendly drop-in events play an integral role in helping Park visitors explore the Island’s varied points of interest. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation or for event information please email [email protected].

June 22: Herbal Medicine Workshop: Roots & Remedies

Join us for a journey into the world of herbal medicine amidst the vibrant setting of our Urban Farm! Led by seasoned herbalist Jess Turner from Olamina Botanicals, this hands-on workshop will guide you through plant identification, the history of botanical medicine, harvesting techniques, and a variety of herbal remedies. Don't miss this opportunity to […]

Urban Farm Cooking Demonstration

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Stop by the farm this summer to sample easy-to-make recipes featuring the farm’s seasonal produce. Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for event information, please email [email protected].

Urban Farm Volunteers

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Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Whether you are new to our farm or have been a tried-and-true weekly volunteer, come and join us! Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Individuals under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers with them. Individuals ages 16 […]

NYC Nature Drawing Club

Unleash your creativity amidst the lush greenery of Randall's Island Park! Join us for a captivating event in collaboration with the NYC Nature Drawing Club, where art meets nature in the most vibrant way. Wander through the Urban Farm, letting inspiration bloom with each step. Engage your senses and translate the beauty of the surroundings […]

Yoga in the Park

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Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our FREE outdoor yoga classes. Just show up, no registration required! We have a limited number of mats available to lend, so please bring your own if possible. Location: East River Picnic Area across from the orange public restroom For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, […]

Team RIVER – Public Programs

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Volunteer with Team RIVER (Randall’s Island Volunteer Ecological Restorers) and help keep Randall’s Island Park beautiful! Team RIVER Volunteers regularly work with the Natural Areas team twice a month to take care of and restore our natural spaces on the island. With our Horticulture team, volunteers care for the many gardens, green streets and meadows […]

Outdoor Strength Training

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Discover the perfect bodyweight workout with our FREE Outdoor Strength Training classes!   Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a newcomer to fitness, this class welcomes all levels of ability and fosters a supportive, inclusive and fun atmosphere for working out. Trainers from Benswic will lead you through a series of bodyweight workouts adapted to […]

Fireworks & Fun

Kick off the summer season on the Island! Enjoy evening of dancing, games, crafts, and music before the Astoria Park fireworks display at sundown (fireworks courtesy of Central Astoria, LDC). Relax afterward with the fireworks show taking place at sundown. 6 - 9 PM: Lawn games 6:30 - 7:30 PM: Live Performance of the Steel […]

Drag Story Hour

Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance for Bilingual storytelling with Drag Story Hour NYC presented in Spanish and English. A local drag performer trained by children’s librarians will read picture books in both languages, sing songs, do movement activities, and provide an age-appropriate introduction to the concept of drag as a form of dress-up and […]

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