Randall’s Island 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].

Plant Swap @ Earth Day Festival

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Leave a plant and take a plant at Earth Day Festival on Randall’s Island! Participants can make some friends, play with some soil, and bring home your own green friend at this fun, adult-friendly activity. We’ll provide soil to take home or for repotting and some small pots to plant propagations. We’ll provide a limited […]

Salt Marsh Open Hours

Stop by the Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh on Saturday, April 27th between 1 and 3 PM to learn about the importance of these tidal wetlands, see some critters that make the salt marsh their home, and chat with RIPA’s Natural Areas Team. If you have the iNaturalist app on your phone, be sure to […]

Wormy Wednesday

During International Compost Week, join RIPA and GrowNYC to learn about vermicomposting! Come afterschool to meet worms from our compost bins and learn how you can make your own at home. We’ll have games, crafts, compost education, and you can even bring us your food scraps! Location: East River Picnic Area by the orange public […]

Birding with NYC Audubon

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Join NYC Audubon for an adult-centered bird tour. We’ll leave from the Urban Farm and search for feathered friends around the area. Location: Urban Farm For inquiries about accessibility, to request an accommodation, or for event information, please email [email protected].

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