Randall’s Island Park has a rich history of hosting cultural events and continues to do so today. Throughout the year, RIPA provides numerous free drop-in programs such as walking tours, movie nights, waterfront activities and our annual Cherry Blossom and Harvest Festivals. In addition, large special events, produced by independent organizations other than the City and RIPA, offer visitors a great variety of exciting options – continuing the Island’s strong tradition as a central entertainment venue for New York City.
RIPA hosts over 100 free public events each year. These family-friendly drop-in events play an integral role in helping Park visitors explore the Island’s varied points of interest. For additional information contact our Public Programs team at email@example.com.
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Icahn Stadium is open to the public for Open Track Night. Come to this free event for the opportunity to train like an Olympian! Power Stretch Studios will be on site at Open Track Night with stretching tips known as the Kikka Method. They will be explaining the benefits this method of assisted stretching that focuses on tension release and relaxation. It's extremely beneficial to runners. Added bonus: they will be giving out free water bottles. Join us! Please note:…
Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our evening yoga classes. Please bring a mat. This is a free event! Please note: we will not have a yoga class on July 4 Location: East River Picnic Area, south of 103rd Street Footbridge
Join running coach John Honerkamp and friends for a track workout, aimed to improve your speed and fitness. All paces and abilities welcome. For runners ages 18+. Pre-registration suggested. Click here to register! (Please Note: No program on July 4) Location: Icahn Stadium (photo credit: Adam Barcan)
Bring out your family and friends for fun games like giant Connect 4, Jenga, and more. Art projects and music, too! Bring a picnic and watch the sunset. Location: East River Picnic Area and adjacent Field 80
Tour our beautiful wildflower meadow overlooking the water and learn how to make a simple plant press to preserve flowers and leaves. Learn how to mount specimens into artistic designs. Location: 103rd Street Footbridge
Celebrate the vibrant waterfront on the shores of Randall’s Island at this free event! Activities: • Games, nature crafts, and fun activities • Live performance by Arm-of-the-Sea Theater • Science learning, including bubbles with Bubbledad • Face painting, music, and more! Location: Harlem River Picnic Area (near ferry dock)