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 – Moana (PG)

May 25 @ 8:30 pm

Watch the journey of Moana (Auli’I Cravalo), a brave 16-year old girl, as she sets out on a daring adventure to save her people in this animated Disney film! Along for the ride on this action-packed journey is the once powerful Maui (Dwayne Johnson), pet pig Pua and rooster Heihei. Travel with Moana as she conquers obstacles, learns about her ancestors and discovers her true identity. Location: Field 81

Outdoor Movie Night – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)

June 9 @ 8:30 pm

This 1986 classic film tells the story of Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), a high school student who fakes sickness to skip school. He brings along his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) on a one-day adventure through the streets of Chicago. Close on his every move is his sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey) and high school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones) who doesn’t believe that he is home sick. Whether you are watching this 80s film…

Outdoor Movie Night – Wonder Woman (PG-13)

June 22 @ 8:30 pm

Wonder Woman is the story of Diana (Gal Gadot), daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazonian warrior women, as she sets out on a mission to save the world. After learning about the horrific events of the World War from American pilot Captain Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) and convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home and sets out to fight along Steve and other soldiers to end the war. In the process of stopping the war…

Outdoor Movie Night – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (PG-13)

July 8 @ 8:30 pm

A sequel to the 90s favorite Jumanji, this film is set 20 years after we first heard of the interactive and mysterious Jumanji game. Four teenagers stuck in detention discover and get sucked into the action-adventure video game and must travel through the jungle and overcome many obstacles to play the game to the end in order to escape. Come along for the ride… if you dare. (This movie stars: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Jonas…

Outdoor Movie Night: The LEGO Batman Movie

July 22 @ 8:30 pm

Within the Lego Universe, Batman (Will Arnett) must save Gotham City from his arch-enemy The Joker (Zach Galifianakis) who has vowed the ultimate revenge. Will Batman team up with fellow heroes: Bat Girl (Rosario Dawson), Robin (Michael Cera) and Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) to save the day? Join us as we watch this animated film to find out! Enjoy a movie under the stars with your family and friends! Location: Field 42

Outdoor Movie Night – Coco (PG)

August 5 @ 8:00 pm

Coco is a Disney Pixar animated film that tells the story of 12 year-old Miguel Rivera who is accidentally transported to the land of the dead. His love of music along with the help of new friend Héctor takes him on a journey that reveals the true story behind the history of his family. Enjoy a movie under the stars with family and friends on Randall's Island! Location: Field 81

Outdoor Movie Night – Guardians of the Galaxy

August 19 @ 8:00 pm

Join space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), Groot (Vin Diesel), Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) as they save the universe while being closely pursued by bounty hunters and the powerful villain, Ronan (Lee Pace). Listen out for the amazing soundtrack! Enjoy a movie under the stars with family and friends! Location: Field 81

Outdoor Movie Night – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

September 9 @ 7:30 pm

Watch this sci-fi adventure as Jyn (Felicity Jones), the daughter of Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen) an Imperial scientist, joins the Rebel Alliance in a daring plot to steal the Death Star plans. Enjoy a movie under the stars on Randall's Island! Location: Field 42

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