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 300 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 [email protected].

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Fall Foliage Tour 

October 23 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for a guided walk along the beautiful waterfront pathways of Randall’s Island Park. Marvel at vibrant fall foliage and breathtaking views while learning about tree identification, how and why leaves change color, and Island history. This is a free event but registration is required.  Saturday October 23rd at 1:00 pm Meeting Location: 103rd Street Footbridge 

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