Events

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.

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


Winter Bird Tour

Icahn Stadium

Curious about how to find our chirping friends in the winter? Join Efua Peterson for a winter bird tour on Randall’s Island and learn how to spot and identify the many species of winter waterfowl and other feathered residents of New York City as well as signs of early migration. We'll meet at the tables … Continued

Let’s Go Birding Together (LGBT) with NYC Audubon

103rd Street Footbridge

Join an experienced bird guide from NYC Audubon to tour Randall's Island Park in search of fleeting, feathered friends at the beginning of spring! Let’s Go Birding Together tours are for anyone who loves birds, likes birds, is vaguely interested in birds, or just wants something fun and different to do outdoors. We welcome those … Continued

Wildlife Celebration

103rd Street Footbridge

Do you enjoy learning about creatures of the wild? Join us in welcoming Bobby Horvath, Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator, and his furry, feathered, and scaly friends from Wildlife In Need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR) for an up-close meet and greet! NYC's Urban Park Rangers will also be on site to share how they support urban … Continued

City Nature Challenge

Join us to learn about the incredible diversity of plants and wildlife that can be found on and around Randall's Island Park. Use iNaturalist to document and identify plants and animals. All observations will contribute to the City Nature Challenge, a global competition to find out which city in the world can do the most … Continued

Spring Migration Bird Tour @ Bird Bonanza

103rd Street Footbridge

Learn how to search for some of the migratory birds that use Randall's Island Park to rest and refuel on their incredible journeys to their final nesting sites for the summer. Binoculars will be available before and after each use, though bringing your own pair is encouraged. This tour is geared toward adults, though all … Continued

Bird Bonanza

Urban Farm

Come out to celebrate birds, especially those that are currently migrating through NYC, at the Randall’s Island Bird Bonanza! The entire day will be dedicated to our flying feathered friends with activities and games for all ages. Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation or for event information, please email [email protected].

Littles & Family Bird Tour @ Bird Bonanza

Urban Farm

Calling all young birders and their adults! Join Akilah Lewis for a joyful afternoon of learning how to spot and identify birds in the sky, in a tree, and on the ground. Geared toward ages 12 and under. Contact [email protected] to borrow binoculars. Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation or … Continued

#BlackBirdersWeek Bird Tours

Icahn Stadium

Participants will be guided to observe birds throughout the diverse habitats of Randall's Island Park while traveling along a choice of two birding routes. Both routes are mostly flat and paved trails with some open grassy areas and occasional shade cover- please note that one route option will experience more hilled and rugged terrain. There are a few … Continued

#BlackBirdersWeek Community Barbeque

103rd Street Footbridge

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 … Continued

Fall Bird Tour

103rd Street Footbridge

Join us for a morning bird walk on Randall’s Island with environmental educator, ecologist, and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. Gabriel brings years of experience birding in NYC and beyond and will guide us as we explore the Island’s natural habitats in search of feathered friends.  Borrow a pair of binoculars or bring your own! This … Continued