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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Frieze Art Fair

May 3 - May 6

Frieze brings the world's leading art galleries, innovated curated sections, and the city's most talked about restaurants together under an impressive structure. Click here for event details. 

Governors Ball Music Festival

June 1 - June 3

Governors Ball is a three-day music festival that allows music fans of all genres to come out and celebrate what they all have in common - love of music! Set at the backdrop of scenic Randall's Island - music artists such as Eminem, Jack White, Travis Scott, James Blake, N.E.R.D and many more will entertain their biggest fans. For more information click here to visit the Governors Ball Music Festival website.

Panorama Music Festival

July 27 - July 29

A multi-day music festival that showcases music artists across all genres! Click here for tickets and information.

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