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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Birding Bonanza

May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Randall’s Island is home to more than 152 species of birds, inhabiting the Park’s nearly 20 acres of wetlands and natural areas. Join us for a day of free, family-friendly bird watching! This is a free event.

• Explore 20 acres of natural habitat
• Guided walks with expert guides from RIPA and NYC Audubon
• Crafts and games to learn more about birds
• Refreshments
• Suitable for ages 7+ (with an adult)
• Binoculars and bird guides provided!


May 20, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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