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].

Yoga in the Park Series

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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, […]

Bike Ride to Waterfront Festival

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Ride to Waterfront Festival with El Barrio Bikes! Meet up at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem and enjoy a scenic ride along the riverfront and through the park, ending at the Festival! Registration is required here. Free Citi Bikes will be provided thanks to our partnership with Citi Bike, and we can offer a limited […]

Waterfront Festival

Celebrate water, science, and summer fun at Randall’s Island annual Waterfront Festival! All ages and abilities are welcome to kick off the season along the park’s stunning waterfront. Join us for: Live music Arts, crafts, and educational activities Interactive life-sized bubbles Free treats A live performance by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater and more! Location: East River Picnic […]

Dance in the Park

Get your groove on with us for a dance class with Sweet Water Dance & Yoga! Join us for classes teaching the fundamentals of bachata, salsa, and dance aerobics along our scenic waterfront. Come early for our 10 AM yoga class to stretch out beforehand! Location: East River Picnic Area (across from Field 72) For […]

Boogie Down Storytime at Waterfront Festival

Bring the family for Storytime in partnership with Boogie Down Books! As part of our Waterfront Festival, 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: East River Picnic Area For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or […]

Cooking Demonstration at Waterfront Festival

Stop by the Waterfront Festival to sample an easy-to-make recipe featuring seasonal produce from our Urban Farm. Location: East River Picnic Area 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 […]

Community Track Night

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Walk, run, or jog in this “icahnic” stadium at our free community track night! Join us on the track at Icahn Stadium—a track that has hosted the Olympic Trials and seen records set by Jesse Owens, Meseret Defar, and Usain Bolt! Follow your own training plan or join Harlem Run for a workout from 6:45 […]

Dance in the Park

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Get your groove on with us for a dance class with Sweet Water Dance & Yoga! Join us for classes teaching the fundamentals of bachata, salsa, and dance aerobics along our scenic waterfront. Come early for our 10 AM yoga class to stretch out beforehand! Location: East River Picnic Area (across from Field 72) For […]

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