Events

Throughout the year, RIPA hosts over 200 free public events including tours, movie nights, waterfront activities, our annual Cherry Blossom 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].


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Team RIVER Volunteers

September 29 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 4, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on August 18, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 1, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 15, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 29, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on October 13, 2022 at 9:30 am

Volunteer with the Team RIVER (Randall’s Island Volunteer Ecological Restorers) and help keep Randall’s Island beautiful! Everybody who volunteers regularly with Team RIVER will be presented opportunities to learn plant identification skills, enjoy volunteer appreciation events, attend an occasional seminar on relevant subjects with an expert guest speaker and share their own relevant expertise. If you are only able to volunteer on a limited basis, you are still very much welcome! Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Anyone…

Farm Exploration Days

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 8, 2022

Visit the Urban Farm for a self-guided tour and see the variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs that are growing this season! All ages welcome!  Location: Urban Farm

Children’s Read Aloud

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Boogie Down Storytime is a family-friendly experience that cultivates early literacy awareness through joyful reading experiences. Join us for an interactive read-aloud that incorporates mindful breathing, which helps build social-emotional skills, along with question and discussion activities that build community. Movement will be inspired by the week's book selection led by a children's yoga teacher. Hosted by Boogie Down Books Registration required through Eventbrite. Location: Urban Farm

Yoga in the Park

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our outdoor yoga classes. Free. No registration required. Bring your own mat and water. Location: Urban Farm

Bike Tour (ending at the Harvest Festival!)

October 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join us to enjoy views of our gardens, Urban Farm, and wetlands! All ages and abilities are welcome. We will ride roughly four to six miles at a conversational pace, primarily on bike and pedestrian paths. Register here. Location: 2180 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10029

Harvest Festival

October 1 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for a free, family-friendly celebration of fall! Pumpkin decorating, glitter tattoos, face painting and scarecrows. Farm exploration & harvest sampling, cider & doughnuts, and a pop-up shop with Boogie Down Books! Live Music by Pete Nater & Associates Sign up for our newsletter and receive a free raffle ticket. Location: Fields 62/63 and the Urban Farm

CANCELED – Farm Exploration Days

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Visit the Urban Farm for a self-guided tour and see the variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs that are growing this season! All ages welcome! Location: Urban Farm

CANCELED – Urban Farm Volunteers

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 on the Farm. No registration needed. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers with them. Ages 16 & 17 can volunteer if a parent or guardian has signed a waiver (Please contact [email protected] for a copy of…

Natural Areas Volunteers

October 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Alternating Thursdays

Open to Individual Volunteers Join us for some fun on Randall's Island! Volunteer with our Natural Areas Team to learn more about our restoration efforts while working to maintain and sustain our ecosystems and shorelines. Registration is required through Eventbrite.

Farm Exploration Days

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 8, 2022

Visit the Urban Farm for a self-guided tour and see the variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs that are growing this season! All ages welcome!  Location: Urban Farm

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