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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Cherry Blossom Festival

April 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the spring season and Japanese culture at our free festival on Randall’s Island!

• Paper flower making
• Face painting
• Kite flying
• Yoyo balloon fishing
• Origami with Taro’s Origami Studio
• Try on a kimono with New York de Volunteer
• Crafts, games, and more!

• J.D. Patch Band (12pm-4pm)
• NY Suwa Taiko Drumming (12:30pm & 2:30pm)
• Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy (2:30pm)


Food Vendors:
R.Cano Catering

• Complimentary beverages from ITO EN

Location: Fields 62/63 next to the Urban Farm


April 21, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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