Throughout the year, RIPA hosts over 200 free public events including tours, movie nights, waterfront activities, our annual Cherry Blossom and Harvest Festivals and more. These family-friendly drop-in events play an integral role in helping Park visitors explore the Island’s varied points of interest. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully.
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Open to Individual Volunteers. Join the Horticulture team in keeping the island beautiful! Opportunities to help with the day-to-day operations can include weeding, planting, trail maintenance, propagating plants, and similar garden tasks. Volunteers of all backgrounds and experience are welcome to join us. Staff will provide volunteers with task overview and tools. Advance registration required through Website Interest Form.
Stretch, breathe, and find your inner peace at our outdoor yoga classes. Free. No registration required. Bring your own mat and water. Location: by the water behind Icahn Stadium
Join senior teachers from the New York School of T’ai Chi Chuan for an introductory class on Randall’s Island! This will include a short demo followed by a class teaching some of the basic movements found in the Tai Chi form. This class will be easy to follow, enjoyable, and both energizing and relaxing! T’ai Chi Chuan is a system of movement practiced for health, vitality, stress reduction, and balance. Unlike exercise which relies on muscular force and tension, the graceful movements…
The Randall's Island Park Alliance, in partnership with City Parks Foundation, continues to offer the Jesse Owens Track and Field Program! This free weekly track & field youth program is available to youth ages 10-16 and enables participants to learn the fundamentals of the sport and stay active. Activities will focus on running techniques for sprints and relays and will introduce other track and field activities like long jump, hurdles, and long-distance running. Registration is required on Eventbrite with City…
Boogie Down Storytime is a family-friendly experience that cultivates early literacy awareness through joyful reading experiences. Join us for an interactive read-aloud that incorporates mindful breathing, which helps build social-emotional skills, along with question and discussion activities that build community. Movement will be inspired by the week's book selection led by a children's yoga teacher. Hosted by Boogie Down Books Registration required through Eventbrite. Location: Urban Farm
(Be)Tween Time is a free monthly event series for young people ages 8-13 who want to meet and hang out with other tweens at the Randall's Island Urban Farm. Register here. We'll explore the historical, cultural, and medicinal traditions around tea, and then make and taste our own teas infused from herbs we've harvested during a tour of the Urban Farm! Location: Urban Farm
Join us for family fun inspired by the farm, rivers, green spaces, and natural areas. All ages welcome! Location: Urban Farm and Fields 62/63
Young animal lovers will have the opportunity to make observations, ask questions and use their senses to discover a world filled with amazing creatures! Meet LIVE animal visitors, including incredible insects, fantastic frogs, beautiful birds, cute critters, terrific turtles, and long-tailed lizards! We will practice showing respect and kindness for all animals by using gentle hands, quiet voices and kind words to greet some new animal friends. Presented by The Art Farm NYC. April 24 - Earth's Little Helpers May…