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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Celebrate the 36th annual International Coastal Clean-Up with the Randall's Island Natural Areas team. We will be getting up close and personal with the island’s 4.5 miles of coastline and restored wetlands. Volunteers will help remove plastics and other marine debris as part of the Ocean Conservancy’s #Trashfreewaters campaign. We will document all the debris contributing to the 2021 State of the Oceans report. Each piece of trash removed will help support more than 130 species of birds and 15 species of…
The Jesse Owens Track and Field Program in partnership with City Parks Foundation enables kids to learn the fundamentals of the sport and stay active. This free weekly track & field youth program is available to youth ages 10-16 and is held Saturdays from 10am – 12pm. The program enables kids to learn the fundamentals of the sport and stay active this fall. Activities will focus on running techniques for sprints and relays and will introduce other track and field activities like long jump,…
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 and topics! Location: Urban Farm Time: 2-4pm
Join Chef LeeSandra as she inspires us with Farm to Table summer recipes. Two dishes that highlight the transition from summer to fall will be prepared. We will provide you with all the ingredients, many picked that day on the farm, so that you can follow along and make your own Warm Root Vegetable Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing and fresh fruit on a skewer with a yogurt dipping sauce. Fun and delicious snacks for anytime. Location: Urban Farm Date: Sunday, September 19th…
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. Click Here to sign up!