Throughout the year, RIPA hosts over 200 free public events including tours, movie nights, waterfront activities, our annual Earth Day 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.

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#BlackBirdersWeek Community Barbeque

June 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance, Feminist Bird Club, and NYC Audubon in celebrating #BlackBirdersWeek!

Help us celebrate and amplify Black Birders and Black Joy by joining our Community BBQ! Our songs, stories, and voices will sing out like the birds in the trees and skies above. Food will be available to purchase, but bring your own BBQ treats as well! The New Amsterdam Music Association will be present and complementing the sounds of nature with live jazz music in the Park. This event will also be joined by Bobby Horvath and live birds of prey from Wildlife in Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation. Bring a blanket to lay out on the grass and join the celebration! Tables are limited: elders and those with physical needs will have priority.

Registration is recommended here.

This event follows Birding Tours lead by Akilah Lewis of Feminist Bird Club and Efua Peterson of NYC Audubon happening from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

Location: 103rd Street Footbridge

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


June 3
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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103rd Street Footbridge