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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Join us to learn about the incredible diversity of plants and wildlife that can be found on and around Randall’s Island. Participants will learn how to use iNaturalist to document and identify plants and animals. All of the observations will go towards the City Nature Challenge, a global competition to find out which city in the world can do the most to observe nature. Last year New York City finished in ninth place, just behind Boston, and ahead of Chicago.…
Come learn from a professional photographer some tips and tricks for best capturing the garden and landscape on your smartphone. Then tour the Water's Edge Garden with a staff horticulturist to learn about (and photograph) spring flowers and blooming trees. Location: 103rd Street Footbridge
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
Celebrate the spring season at this annual free festival on Randall’s Island! Activities: • Paper flower making • Kite making • Japanese folk dancing and drumming • Try on a summer kimono (yukata) • Crafts, games, face painting and more! Performances: • Dixie Automatic • Taiko Masala Dojo Drummers • Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy • Minbuza Folk Dancers Location: Fields 62 & 63, Urban Farm Please note: Parking will be extremely limited on Saturday, May 4 due to multiple events on the…
During International Compost Week, come visit us after school to learn about vermicomposting! Meet worm expert “Dave the Worm Guy” who will introduce you to our red wiggler worm friends. Check out our worm bin and take home information on how you can make your own. We’ll have arts and crafts for kids related to worms and composting. One lucky winner will get a worm bin to take home! Location: 103rd Street Footbridge