Events

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 publicprograms@randallsisland.org.


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Spring Walk

April 30 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until April 30, 2017

Spring is a vibrant time for nature.  Join us as we explore budding flowers, migrating birds, emerging mushrooms and more!

Yoga in the Park

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 29, 2017

Spend some time with us stretching, breathing, and taking full advantage of the evening at a Randall's Island yoga class.  Bring your yoga mat and follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance and Yoga to tone your muscles and find your inner peace.

Dance Boot Camp in the Park

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 30, 2017

Dance boot camp is the perfect way to have fun while getting an amazing workout!  These classes combine uplifting music and dancing with beautiful views and fresh air.  Follow certified instructors from Sweet Water Dance & Yoga for a fun, high-energy workout along the Park's shoreline.

Historical Tour (north)

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Randall's Island has a rich and unique history.  Did you know that the Island was once three separate land masses?  Come learn more about the influential people, bridges, and landscape changes that transformed the Island into the beautiful park it is today!

Frieze New York

May 5 - May 7

Frieze New York is one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs. See and buy art by over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists. For ticket information: https://frieze.com/fairs/frieze-new-york

Jesse Owens Track & Field Club

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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The Randall's Island Park Alliance, in collaboration with CityParks Foundation, offers the  the Jesse Owens Track & Field Program to NYC youths ages 8 - 14 years old.  This free program introduces novice runners to cross country distance running and teaches proper running techniques along with nutrition habits.  All levels welcome. Click here to register! 

Cherry Blossom Festival

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Each spring RIPA’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival ushers in the warmer months, and gives visitors the opportunity to appreciate the Park’s spring beauty with live music, performances, games, exhibitions and more, inspired by Japanese culture. Activities: Face painting Kite flying Peekaboo photo sculptures by Rica Takashima Crafts, games and more Live Performances: J.D. Patch Band (12pm - 4pm) Taiko Aiko Kai Drumming (12:30pm & 2:30pm) Junko Fisher Okinawan Dance Company (1:30pm) Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy (2:30pm) Food Vendors: BentOn R.Cano Catering

FLOW.17 Opening Day

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for the grand opening of our annual outdoor art exhibition!  Each year, FLOW features site-specific projects by participants in the Bronx Museum’s Artists in the Marketplace (AIM) program for emerging artists. Come meet this year’s feature artist Rose DeSiano and hear more about her inspirations and challenges in creating her unique piece of outdoor public art entitled Island of Empirical Data and Other Fabrications. This is a free event. More about Island of Emperical Data and Other Fabrications…

Urban Farm Exploration Day

May 7 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 14, 2017

Come explore and learn about the great variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, chickens, and even rice paddies at RIPA’s Urban Farm. All ages are welcome to visit and to ask our Urban Farmers about all that's growing!

Historical Tour (south)

May 7 @ 2:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 2:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 2:00pm

Randall's Island has a rich and unique history.  Did you know that the Island was once three separate land masses?  Come learn more about the influential people, bridges, and landscape changes that transformed the Island into the beautiful park it is today!

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