Events

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.

For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation or for event information please email [email protected].


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Horticultural Team Volunteers

May 17 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on July 19, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on August 16, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 13, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on October 11, 2022 at 9:30 am

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.

Yoga in the Park

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 16, 2022

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

T’ai Chi

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 19, 2022

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…

Jesse Owens Track and Field Youth Program

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until June 18, 2022

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…

Farm Exploration Days

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 8, 2022

Visit the Urban Farm for a self-guided tour and see the variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs that are growing this season! All ages welcome!  Location: Urban Farm

Children’s Read Aloud

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until October 1, 2022

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 22, 2022

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 – Tea Time with Jazy Clintron

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

(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

Fun on the Farm

May 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 8, 2022

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

Animal Exploration

May 21 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm
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One event on May 21, 2022 at 2:15 pm

One event on June 18, 2022 at 2:15 pm

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…

Farm Exploration Days

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 8, 2022

Visit the Urban Farm for a self-guided tour and see the variety of crops, rice paddies, and fragrant herbs that are growing this season! All ages welcome! Location: Urban Farm

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