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 300 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 protected].


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To-Go Picnic & Play!

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Bring a picnic and your family out for a socially distanced night of outdoor fun! We’ll pass out art project kit and games as you enjoy an evening outside and watch the beautiful sunset!  Location: Fields 62/63 Friday, June 25th, 5:30-8:00pm. 

Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow Tour

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Let's bring awareness of the importance of pollinators to the community. Randall's Island Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow has been designed and managed to protect its incredible diversity of native plants and the wildlife they support. Our meadow is just about ready for peak bloom and they’re already taking visitors. A lot of pollinating insects have found their way.  Please join our horticulturist for a Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow tour and learn about the native plants and the pollinators.   June 25th at 5:30pm…

National Pollinator Week Nature Sketching

June 25 @ 6:30 pm

Join us on Randall’s Island and we will introduce you to some wonderful places to observe and sketch nature. Interested in starting a nature journal; we will have journals to help you start your journey.  No experience needed and all are welcome. Recommended 12+  Bring your own drawing instruments (colored pencils, paints, pens) but only a pencil is needed, and we’ll supply the inspiration.  Date: June 25th at 6:30pm   Location: Little Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow by the bench. 

Urban Farm Exploration Days 

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 17, 2021

Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!   Sat & Sun; 10am-4pm from April to mid-October     

Urban Farm Volunteer Day

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 27, 2021

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Advance registration required through Eventbrite.  

Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow Tour

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Let's bring awareness of the importance of pollinators to the community. Randall's Island Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow has been designed and managed to protect its incredible diversity of native plants and the wildlife they support. Our meadow is just about ready for peak bloom and they’re already taking visitors. A lot of pollinating insects have found their way.  Please join our horticulturist for a Hell Gate Wildflower Meadow tour and learn about the native plants and the pollinators.   June 25th at 5:30pm…

Nature Explorers

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on June 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm

Join us for some spirited adventure around Randall’s Island Park. Your young ones will have fun exploring the Farm and nearby gardens through guided nature activities. Our family friendly nature explorations will inspire nature play and a love for the outdoors by introducing a new activity each week following different themes/topics!  Location: Urban Farm  Time: 2-4pm Dates: June 26th & July 10th, 24th   

Urban Farm Tour

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a guided tour of the Urban Farm on Randall's Island, led by our dedicated farmers. This tour will engage your five senses as you experience the abundance of growth and activity within our one-acre space -- from rice to collards, and chickens to compost. This month's tour will have a special focus on pollinators in recognition of National Pollinator Week.   Location: Urban Farm Date: Saturday, June 26th 2 pm

Urban Farm Exploration Days 

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 17, 2021

Explore the Urban Farm’s variety of crops, rice paddies, fragrant herbs, and meet the chickens too! All ages welcome!   Sat & Sun; 10am-4pm from April to mid-October     

Urban Farm Volunteer Day

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until June 27, 2021

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Advance registration required through Eventbrite.  

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