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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Cherry Blossom Celebration Week
April 26, 2021 - May 2, 2021
Spring is here, and so is our Cherry Blossom Celebration week!
Celebrate the beginning of spring with RIPA and join us from 4/26 – 5/2, for festive seasonal activities that you can experience virtually, at the Park, or both!
Virtual Activities, available all week long:
- Virtual Cherry Blossom Tours
- Virtual Dance performances by The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York
- Virtual Crafts & Activities
- Virtual Cherry Blossom Guide
- Live Photos & Videos from the Island
In-person activities at the Park on Saturday 5/1 and Sunday 5/2 from 12-4 pm:
- A selfie station at the Urban Farm
- Grab-and-Go Cherry Blossom Art Projects
- Self-Guided Tours featuring our fragrant Gardens, blooming Cherry Trees, scenic natural areas, and our educational Urban Farm
**For details about in-person activities during your visit, access the information tables located by the 103rd Street Footbridge and Bronx Connector, available on May 1st only.
**THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED, IN PART, BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.