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].

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 […]

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, […]

Jesse Owens Track & Field Youth Program

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The Randall’s Island Park Alliance, in partnership with City Parks Foundation, continues to offer the Jesse Owens Track and Field Youth Program! This free, weekly track & field youth program is available to youth ages 8-16 and enables participants to learn the fundamentals of the sport and stay active. Activities will focus on running techniques […]

World Fish Migration Day

Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance’s Natural Areas team as they seine for fish in the Harlem River to celebrate World Fish Migration Day! Learn about the many different species of fish found in the river and help us in the fish monitoring process by counting and measuring fish we capture in the net. All […]

Black Birders Week Celebration: Birds & Bites

Celebrate the fifth annual #BlackBirdersWeek, an initiative by Black AF in Stem, with a birding walk and refreshments at Randall’s Island Park! Join renowned local birder Efua Peterson for a guided walk through the park and learn about the birds that make their home on the Island. A limited number of binoculars will be available […]

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 […]

Cocktails on the Farm: Pride

The Randall’s Island Park Alliance is excited to welcome you to a queer cocktail night —an evening of farm-fresh cocktails and mocktails, plant-based hors d’oeuvres, nature crafts and activities, and a drag performance, all taking place on the Urban Farm! The first 150 participants will receive a free drink ticket. Additional drinks are available for […]

Pollinator Palooza

It's pollination season, and we're excited to celebrate with you at Randall’s Island Park! We’re hosting a pollinator-themed day of art, games, and exploration. Take photos at our butterfly photobooth and bring home your own pollinator craft. Geared toward families and children. Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for […]

Boogie Down Storytime at Pollinator Palooza

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Bring the family for Storytime in partnership with Boogie Down Books! As part of Pollinator Palooza, join us for an hour with our local literary experts who will read a themed children’s book and lead a mindfulness and movement activity. Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for event information, […]

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