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

May 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the spring season at this annual free festival on Randall’s Island!


• Paper flower making

• Kite making

• Japanese folk dancing and drumming

• Try on a summer kimono (yukata)

• Crafts, games, face painting and more!


• Dixie Automatic

• Taiko Masala Dojo Drummers

• Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy

• Minbuza Folk Dancers

Location: Fields 62 & 63, Urban Farm

Please note: Parking will be extremely limited on Saturday, May 4 due to multiple events on the Island. Please take public transportation or walk over the 103 Street Footbridge to enjoy the Island. Thank you! 


May 4, 2019
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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