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

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Outdoor Movie Night – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (PG)

July 14 @ 8:30 pm

You know about Peter Parker, but do you know about Miles Morales? Miles is a teen from Brooklyn, struggling to fit in and is accidentally bitten by a radioactive spider and discovers his new spider-like abilities. While teaming up with varying versions of the iconic superhero, Spider-Man, he learns about himself and what it means to be a true hero. This is a free event! Join us before the movie for games and crafts! Free popcorn while supplies last! The…

Outdoor Movie Night – Tangled (PG)

July 28 @ 8:30 pm

Rapunzel wants to let her hair down! In this classic tale, princess Rapunzel has been locked away in a tower since she was captured as a baby by witchy Mother Gothel. At the age of 18, Rapunzel becomes curious about the outside world, and when the charismatic thief, Flynn, uses her tower as a refuge, she asks him to help her escape. Watch as leaving the tower leads to adventure, love and the understanding of true friendship. This is a…

Outdoor Movie Night – Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13)

August 11 @ 8:00 pm

While money can't buy love, it can certainly complicate things! Rachel Chu is excited to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. But little does she know that the guy she views as just “Nick” is not only wealthy but one of the most eligible bachelors in the country! With all eyes on her and many waiting for her to fail, Rachel must contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far more dangerous --…

Outdoor Movie Night – Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG)

August 18 @ 8:00 pm

Video game “bad” guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz embark once again on a misadventure of a lifetime! The two best friends risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope's video game, "Sugar Rush.” By traveling through various games and relying on the help of the netizens, the two realize the value of friendship and the true meaning of “friends forever.” This is a free event! Join…

Outdoor Movie Night – Creed II (PG-13)

September 8 @ 7:30 pm

Creed II reminds us that no matter where you go, remember your roots! Adonis Creed is at the height of his career and happy with his best friend and fiancée Bianca by his side. Against the wishes of his mentor Rocky Balboa, Creed accepts a challenge from Viktor Drago. This fight brings a feud that has spanned over three decades to its breaking point. It will take the love and support of Bianca and the training of Rocky to prepare Creed…

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