Events

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


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Team RIVER Volunteers

August 18 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 4, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on August 18, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 1, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 15, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 29, 2022 at 9:30 am

Volunteer with the Team RIVER (Randall’s Island Volunteer Ecological Restorers) and help keep Randall’s Island beautiful! Everybody who volunteers regularly with Team RIVER will be presented opportunities to learn plant identification skills, enjoy volunteer appreciation events, attend an occasional seminar on relevant subjects with an expert guest speaker and share their own relevant expertise. If you are only able to volunteer on a limited basis, you are still very much welcome! Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Anyone…

Urban Farm Volunteers

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 16, 2022

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Whether you are new to our Farm or have been a tried-and-true weekly volunteer, come and join us on the Farm. No registration needed. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers with them. Ages 16 & 17 can volunteer if a parent or guardian has signed a waiver (Please contact [email protected] for a copy of…

Natural Areas Volunteers

August 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Alternating Thursdays

Open to Individual Volunteers Join us for some fun on Randall's Island! Volunteer with our Natural Areas Team to learn more about our restoration efforts while working to maintain and sustain our ecosystems and shorelines. Advance registration required through Website Interest Form

Urban Farm Volunteers

August 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 16, 2022

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Whether you are new to our Farm or have been a tried-and-true weekly volunteer, come and join us on the Farm. No registration needed. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers with them. Ages 16 & 17 can volunteer if a parent or guardian has signed a waiver (Please contact [email protected] for a copy of…

Team RIVER Volunteers

September 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 4, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on August 18, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 1, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 15, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 29, 2022 at 9:30 am

Volunteer with the Team RIVER (Randall’s Island Volunteer Ecological Restorers) and help keep Randall’s Island beautiful! Everybody who volunteers regularly with Team RIVER will be presented opportunities to learn plant identification skills, enjoy volunteer appreciation events, attend an occasional seminar on relevant subjects with an expert guest speaker and share their own relevant expertise. If you are only able to volunteer on a limited basis, you are still very much welcome! Volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Anyone…

Urban Farm Volunteers

September 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 16, 2022

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Whether you are new to our Farm or have been a tried-and-true weekly volunteer, come and join us on the Farm. No registration needed. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers with them. Ages 16 & 17 can volunteer if a parent or guardian has signed a waiver (Please contact [email protected] for a copy of…

Natural Areas Volunteers

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Alternating Thursdays

Open to Individual Volunteers Join us for some fun on Randall's Island! Volunteer with our Natural Areas Team to learn more about our restoration efforts while working to maintain and sustain our ecosystems and shorelines. Advance registration required through Website Interest Form

Open Farm Volunteers

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until October 8, 2022

One event on May 14, 2022 at 10:00 am

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Whether you are new to our Farm or have been a tried-and-true weekly volunteer, come and join us on the Farm. No registration needed. All ages welcome. No more than 2 children under the age of 10 per adult volunteer. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers with them. Ages 16 & 17 can volunteer if a parent or guardian has signed a…

Urban Farm Volunteers

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until October 16, 2022

Volunteer with our team to manage our one-acre Urban Farm! Whether you are new to our Farm or have been a tried-and-true weekly volunteer, come and join us on the Farm. No registration needed. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult who volunteers with them. Ages 16 & 17 can volunteer if a parent or guardian has signed a waiver (Please contact [email protected] for a copy of…

Horticultural Team Volunteers

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 2, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on July 19, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on August 16, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on September 13, 2022 at 9:30 am

One event on October 11, 2022 at 9:30 am

Open to Individual Volunteers. Join the Horticulture team in keeping the island beautiful! Opportunities to help with the day-to-day operations can include weeding, planting, trail maintenance, propagating plants, and similar garden tasks. Volunteers of all backgrounds and experience are welcome to join us. Staff will provide volunteers with task overview and tools. Advance registration required through Website Interest Form.

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