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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Learn more about the colorful changes happening on the Island in the fall on this guided foliage tour! Location: Meet at the base of the 103rd Street Footbridge A special thank you to American Beauties Native Plants for sponsoring our Fall Foliage Tours.
Lace up your sneakers! Join us at Icahn Stadium, an IAAF-certified track, for the opportunity to train like an elite athlete. Runners ages 18+ welcome. Water provided at this free event! Location: Icahn Stadium
The Randall's Island FLOW C(ART) is full of art supplies to create fall, nature-inspired art projects on the lawn. All materials (and fun!) provided. This is a free pop-up art activity for all ages. Also, show us that you love art and the Island! Take a photo with the art cart and tag us on social media (@randallsisland) we will say hi! Location: Base of the 103rd Street Footbridge
Run the River 5K raises funds to help RIPA program the Island and protect its beautiful recreational areas. Enjoy breathtaking views as you run along waterfront pathways. The USATF-certified 5K takes advantage of Icahn Stadium's world-class track and features a post-race celebration. Lace up your sneakers to support a good cause! Register here for the Run the River 5K
Join us for some fun before you Trick or Treat! Visit Randall's Island to prepare for your evening Halloween adventure. Make a trick-or-treat bag, create a mask to complete your costume, and get your photo taken with the scarecrows. Play games and enjoy some candy (while supplies last) before you go fill your bag in your neighborhood. Don't forget to wear your costume! This is a free event! Location: Base of the 103rd Street Footbridge
Join us as we partner with the New York Mycological Society to hunt for fungi in all its many forms. Learn how to find and identify these mystifying organisms as well as their essential role in the ecosystem for plant growth, breaking down dead material, and potentials for cleaning up many types of environmental problems.
Celebrate the Randall's Island Connector's 2nd anniversary with a RIPA-led bike ride along the Island's many unique spaces and pathways. Tour ends with warm drinks. Location: Randall's Island Connector