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We are closely monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus and its impact on the community. At this time, all RIPA events are suspended until April 20, 2020. Please continue to check the RIPA website for updates.

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 publicprograms@randallsisland.org.


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Outdoor Movie Night – Toy Story 4 (G)

May 22 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Buzz, Woodie, and the gang are back at it again! Their newest adventure begins with Bonnie’s Kindergarten orientation, where she makes fork into a toy (named Forky). Forky comes alive, but shortly realizes he does not want to be a toy and runs away. It’s up to Woody and friends to reunite him with Bonnie, and teach him the joys of being a toy! Location: Field 81

Outdoor Movie Night – Dirty Dancing (PG-13)

June 14 @ 8:30 pm

17 year old, Frances Houseman, is unenthusiastic about her parent’s choice of vacation destination for the summer: a dreary resort in the Catskills. Her luck changes when she meets the resort’s dreamy dance instructor, Johnny. The two enjoy a whirlwind summer romance and have the time of their lives performing the dance routine of a lifetime! Location: Field 81

Outdoor Movie Night – Frozen II (PG)

June 28 @ 8:30 pm

Adventure ensues when Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and Sven follow a mysterious voice that leads them to the Enchanted Forest and Dark Seas, far away from their home of Arendelle! Location: Field 81

Outdoor Movie Night – Up (PG)

July 12 @ 8:30 pm

Carl Fredricksen is about to fulfill his lifelong dream of flying to the South American wilderness in his balloon-powered home. However, Carl makes a shocking discovery: a young boy, Russell, has secretly stowed away in his home. These two embark on a fantastic adventure that takes them up, up, up, and away! Location: Field 81

Outdoor Movie Night – The Secret Life of Pets 2 (PG)

July 26 @ 8:30 pm

Max and his pet friends are at it again! In Secret Life of Pets 2, we follow their exciting (and secret) lives as Max embarks on another crazy adventure when his family takes him on a trip to the countryside! Location: Field 81

Outdoor Movie Night – Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13)

August 9 @ 8:00 pm

The game is back and more challenging than ever! Spencer returns to the wild world of Jumanji, but discovers the game is broken and he gets stuck inside the game! Spencer's pals return to Jumanji and embark on a daring rescue mission to bring Spencer home and save the day! Location: Field 81

Outdoor Movie Night – Selena (PG)

August 16 @ 8:00 pm

A biographical drama about the extraordinary career of Tejano pop singing sensation, Selena, that follows her epic rise to fame! Location: Field 81

Outdoor Movie Night – Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (PG-13)

September 13 @ 7:00 pm

Officer Luke Hobbs teams up with lawless operative Deckard Shaw, to protect the world from Brixton Lore, an evil cyber villain with a sinister plan to destroy the world. It is up to this unlikely pair to stop Lore and save the day!  Location: Field 81

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